The degree program will provide you with specific decision-making and responsibility skills as well as social work research expertise and offers two unique specializations: Spatial and Clinical Social Work. Clinical Social Work takes the social background of health problems into account. Unemployment or risk of poverty are examples of social factors that can lead to illness. Those affected are often not motivated to seek help on their own and therefore clinical social workers are required to support them individually in the course of a professional case management. Spatial social work is quite different in that it comes from social policy and works to initiate changes in existing social structures. It focuses on developing new measures to provide an impetus for change, such as socio-economic enterprises, public child and youth care facilities, resident-oriented urban development.
Sophie AmtmannStefanie Dachs, BA Kelsenstraße 2, S.4.07 1030 Wien T: +43 1 606 68 77-3300 F: +43 1 606 68 email@example.com
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Application period for academic year 2021/22
1st October 2020 to 16th May 2021
tuition fee / semester:
+ ÖH premium + contribution2
1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester
2 for additional study expenses (currently up to € 83,- depending on degree program and year)
You are willing to participate in scientific discourse in your areas of expertise. If you decide on spatial social work you are sociopolitically interested, open to new ideas and approach issues analytically. You want to move on the structural level and identify social problems in their political, legal and socio-structural contexts. In clinical social work, it is important to you to help individuals in problem and conflict situations or people who are mentally impaired, disabled or at risk of or involved in exclusion, to deal with their life situation and improve it.
You will benefit from the state-of-the-art infrastructure of our attractive main campus. We focus on cooperation in our teaching and research. We work closely with research institutions for social work to offer internship positions throughout Austria. You will have the opportunity to participate in professional conferences or "Social Work in Practice" networking meetings, which is regularly held at FH Campus Wien, as well as to gather research experience in projects. At our campus we have our own Competence Center for Social Work which acts as an interface between research, practice and teaching. An R&D project that combines spatial and clinical social work is AGORA, a joint project with the European Center for Social Welfare Policy & Social Research and FH St. Pölten: This project especially benefits the homeless, whose frequent use of alcohol and drugs pose health risks. Police, social workers and other occupational groups that shape public space must improve their cooperation and coordination so that together they can set efficient health-promoting measures.
Clinical social work and spatial social work are academic degree programs that are unique in Austria. Spatial social work uses qualitative methods to examine the qualities, meanings and functions of formal and informal places and spaces in order to develop new offerings. It is essential that the users themselves are involved as experts for their own living environment. Spatial social work is being taken into account more and more often, also in urban planning where it is leading to widespread change: In Vienna, entire neighborhoods are being redeveloped, like those around the main railway station or the Aspern airfield. Spatial social work can play a role in every field of activity for social work. In contrast, clinical social work is a specialized discipline. It is internationally recognized and closes the gap between social and health systems. In addition to physical and mental health, the World Health Organization (WHO) explicitly defined social well-being as the third pillar of health. More and more people who need the support of social workers suffer from socially induced illnesses. In your case professional case management is important, in other words it is not just about providing counseling and acute medical care for individuals, but organizing a coherent support system.
You will decide to specialize in either Spatial or Clinical Social Work. In both specializations you will deepen your knowledge of scientific theory and research.
Lector: Dr.med. Christiane Richter
The students gain knowledge of the diagnoses according to ICD-10 and DSM-V. Psychotropic drugs (antidepressants, tranquillisers, etc.) are presented in terms of their effects and possible applications. The students receive an overview of the form, model and historical development of social psychiatric care and its structural quality. The tasks of the individual occupational groups in psychiatric care with a focus on Social Work are taught in their basic features. Emphasis is placed on the causes and accompanying circumstances of psychiatric illnesses, their consequences for those affected and the environment, as well as on the treatment options for (especially chronically) mentally ill people. Social work crisis intervention as a method is presented.
Lector: Dr. Felix Schörghofer
The course deals with the tasks and the structure of the Austrian social system. Basic principles of social insurance, insurance cases and provision of benefits in health insurance and basics of accident, pension and unemployment insurance are presented. The students receive an introduction to long-term care provision and means-tested minimum benefits.
Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Johannes Vorlaufer
In the course, different paradigms of ethical reflections (e.g. references to norm-oriented, ontological and deontological, constructivist, contractualist or non-cognitive thought structures), ethical codes and guidelines of Social Work are introduced. The students are given references to classical positions in the history of ethics as well as in the critique of ethics and morality. Furthermore, exemplary situations from the practice of Social Work are perceived and worked on.
Lecture, Discussion, Exercice
Lector: Mag.a Saskia Ehrhardt, MA, FH-Prof. Christoph Stoik, MA
The students give an insight on their various disciplinary approaches. The basics of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary work are taught. Students are encouraged to formulate and set individual learning goals with a focus on Clinical or Social Spatial Social Work.
Lector: Mag.a Saskia Ehrhardt, MA
The development of Clinical Social Work as a specialised Social Work is the focus of this course. The historical development, similarities and differences in the US and German-speaking countries as well as their institutionalisation will be discussed. A theoretical positioning takes place by naming the essential underlying paradigms and models (biopsychosocial paradigm, person-in-environment, WHO health definition).
Lecture, discussion, reflection
Lector: Mag.a Saskia Ehrhardt, MA, Anna Gamperl, MA BA
Students will be guided to reflect on case studies against the background of the biopsychosocial paradigm and the concepts based on it. They will be able to identify and document concepts and theoretical approaches such as salutogenesis, social support and person-in-environment in case studies. In developing a sound understanding of clinical-social treatment processes at the interface of health and social systems, interdisciplinary approaches and institutional framework conditions are taken into account. This course is the training course for the course Biopsychosoziale Phänomene und Behandlungsmodelle (Biopsychosocial Phenomena and Treatment Models).
Lecture, exercise, reflection
Lector: Anna Gamperl, MA BA
In the course, theoretical and conceptual foundations of clinical social work, such as the biopsychosocial guiding paradigm, the understanding of health and illness in the biopsychosocial model, salutogenesis and strengths orientation, the concepts of "person-in-environment" and "social support", as well as somatisation and chronification risks, deviance, marginalisation and stigmatisation, effects on participation opportunities are addressed.
Final exam 80% of the performance assessment is done by written final examination, 20% active participation
Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Gudrun Wolfgruber
The students gain profound knowledge of common qualitative research methods, especially interviewing and observation. They develop research designs tailored to the research questions and select adequate methods in order to proceed in a subject-related (also triangulative) manner. The students deepen their knowledge of selected qualitative evaluation methods (e.g. content analysis, objective hermeneutics, grounded theory, etc.) and consolidate these in corresponding exercises. They learn the steps of analysis and the presentation of the data obtained as well as data-based theory building.
Lecture, discussion, exercise
Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Bengesser, Mag. Georg Wernhart
The students gain knowledge of quantitative survey methods. Initially they work on descriptive statistical methods for the presentation and processing of data, such as location and dispersion measures or contingency tables. Subsequently, the elementary methods of inferential statistics, such as correlation, significance tests, regressions and variance analyses are taught to the students. The main focus then lies on the detailed analysis of the data and their correct interpretation in terms of content. In this course the students also learn the basic steps of a common statistical data preparation and evaluation programme. For the applications, mainly empirical studies from clinical social work are used. This ensures the closest possible practical reference to Clinical Social Work. The course considers the distinction between cross-sectional vs. longitudinal data collection (individual case analysis) and examines how qualitative and quantitative data can be combined.
Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Irene Messinger
Theories of material and social inequalities, inequality research, gender studies, gender constructions, intersectional theories, difference formation and distinction or scale approaches are taught and can be related to situations and phenomena in socio-spatial social work. Theories of social inclusion, integration and participation, just society and the capability approach are mediated as well.
Lector: FH-Prof. Christoph Stoik, MA
An overview of socio-spatial understandings and theories of socio-spatial social work or socio-spatial "schools" is provided. In addition, an overview of spatial understandings and spatial theories in different disciplines as well as spatial concepts in their use in social work and an approach to a socio-spatial understanding of virtual, viral spaces or "media worlds" will be taught.
Lector: FH-Prof. Christoph Stoik, MA, Martin Tiefenthaler, BSc MA
The course deals with the lifeworld needs of marginalised people in public spaces, such as homeless people, beggars, drug users and sex workers, as well as the corresponding outreach and inpatient facilities. The basic principles of outreach work, such as partiality, are addressed as well as the tension between standardisation and support in institutional contexts. Professional action in the context of street work is taught in an application-oriented way and the special role of social work in this context is examined critically in terms of power. Furthermore, models of participation of addressees and self-advocacy are discussed. A professionally justified positioning in public discourses for addressees of outreach social work, especially with regard to the stay of marginalised people in public space as well as the establishment of low-threshold offers is dealt with as well as communication with different actors, such as clients from politics and administration and residents.
The students are taught profound knowledge of common qualitative research methods, especially interviewing and observation. They develop research designs tailored to the research questions, select adequate methods in order to proceed in a subject-related (also triangulative) manner. The students deepen their knowledge of selected qualitative evaluation methods (e.g. content analysis, objective hermeneutics, grounded theory, etc.) and practice them in corresponding exercises. They learn the steps of analysis and the presentation of the data obtained as well as data-based theory building.
Final exam Final exam
Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Bengesser
The students gain knowledge of quantitative survey methods. Initially they work on descriptive statistical methods for the presentation and processing of data, such as location and dispersion measures or contingency tables. Subsequently, the elementary methods of inferential statistics, such as correlation, significance tests, regressions and variance analyses are taught to the students. The main focus then lies on the detailed analysis of the data and their correct interpretation in terms of content. In this course the students also learn the basic steps of a common statistical data preparation and evaluation programme. For the applications, mainly empirical studies from socio-spatial Social Work are used. This ensures the closest possible practical reference to socio-spatial Social Work.
The focus of this course is on the application of social diagnostic instruments. Therefore, selected methods and diagnostic procedures are presented and tested by using case studies. The Students are guided to reflect on the theoretical foundation of social diagnostics. Based on this, a professional assessment of the diagnostic instruments is made, taking into account the specific conditions in the practice of Clinical Social Work. Selected methods can be: visual diagnosis, home visit, network map, genogram, 4-field matrix, biographical time bar, eco-map, mini-ICF-APP. From this, clinical-social work intervention plans can be derived. This training course is the practical part of the course Clinical-Social Diagnostics and Intervention Planning.
Lecture, Reflection, Exercice
The focus is on different regression analysis methods such as linear and logistic regression as well as trend analyses. Based on the respective possible questions that can be dealt with by using different methods, the students are taught through practical examples about the data requirements, the necessary calculation procedures, the application to social science data by means of a statistical software package and the interpretation of the results. The students try out regression-analytical procedures with statistical software using exercise data. In this way, the students are introduced to multivariate correlation analyses with cross-sectional data. Furthermore, they learn to analyse longitudinal data by means of trend analyses and are thus introduced to quantitative individual case analysis. This prepares students to evaluate Clinical Social Work practice as well as to independently implement their own research projects within their Master's thesis. The examples shown in the course are used to practice and to work out how a mixed methods approach could be carried out.
The course deals with the in-depth forms, methods and processes of scientific work and enables the development of research questions, the general conception of research projects and the choice of the appropriate scientific method.
Lecture, Exercice, Discussion
The students receive an overview of evaluation methods that are suitable for qualitatively obtained data. Specifically, the grounded theory methodology is applied to a research example. In addition, the students collect data suitable for category-based analysis in their own small field research. Transcription and coding techniques are practically tested on the material and with the help of the computer-assisted analysis software MAXQDA.
The aim of the course is the actual implementation and the testing of of reports and its preparation according to the definition of the term and the function of a report in a social therapy context. The necessary professional, personal and social competences are developed, reflected and strengthened during the course.
Lecture, Discussion, Reflexion
Based on the biopsychosocial guiding paradigm of Clinical Social Work, students are taught the multidimensional method spectrum of psychosocial diagnostics and intervention planning. The historical development of social diagnostics is taken into account. Against this background, students are enabled to understand social diagnostics with regard to the specific conditions of Clinical Social Work, to apply instruments and methods and to assess them professionally. The competence to create social diagnoses and their documentation is built up. Students can describe social diagnostics with regard to their functionality and significance for intervention planning. Knowledge about common classification systems such as ICD-10, DSM V or ICF is acquired.
The course addresses the tension between science and practice ("Kleve Compass"). The implications of the psychiatric models (real, nominal and biographical dimension) for Clinical Social Work are presented. "Recovery" as a (postmodern) practice model, its parallels to lifeworld orientation and Social Work as an art-of-living profession will be discussed. Psychiatry and ethics are dealt with through critical textual analyses using the example of the Placement Act. The problem of coercion and autonomy in psychiatry, also in comparison with other EU countries, is treated. In addition, students are taught the basics of fostering motivation, Risk Assessment and the prevention of endangerment of children's well-being in the case of mentally ill parents and suicide risk.
Lecture, Discussion, Reflection
The students are given a profound overview of types of dependency disorders and addiction development models. They get to know basic diagnostic criteria. Against the background of the biopsychosocial model and the person-in-environment approach, addictions are reflected on with regard to the extent of the disorder. Clinical-social treatment and counselling approaches are derived from this. In addition, students are taught about comorbidities and the connection between addiction and trauma. Another focus is on the acquisition of knowledge about the effects of an addictive diseases on relatives. The students acquire basic knowledge about co-dependency and working with relatives. The course also refers to current developments in addiction treatment. Different treatment paradigms are presented in which the Viennese model of addiction support is exemplarily dealt with in more detail.
The course deals with the in-depth forms, methods and processes of scientific work and enables the development of research questions, the general conception of research projects and the selection of the appropriate scientific method.
Lecture, Discussion, Exercise
The focus is on procedures for reducing many observations to a few groups (cluster analyses) and on procedures for reducing many variables to a few latent constructs (factor analysis). These procedures complete the analysis methods for cross-sectional data. The data basis is a variety of data sets that are freely available for scientific purposes. The application of the analysis methods is carried out in an application-oriented manner by means of a statistical software package. The interpretation of the results is explained using practical examples. This prepares students to describe social spaces with quantitative data as well as to independently implement their own research projects within their Master's thesis.
The focus of this course lies on social-spatial concepts with a materialist, emancipatory and gender-critical theoretical background (May 2017, Stövesand 2007). Based on these theories, spatial theoretical references are revealed, such as appropriation theories, materialist, feminist, postcolonial and phenomenological theories and consequences for a socio-spatial practice are discussed.
The qualitative methods of social space analysis developed in the context of Open Youth Work (needle method, district inspection, mental maps, time budgets, etc.), but also methods from classical social research (such as the BURANO method) are taught in this course in a practice-oriented way. The theoretical background, the application of individual methods for social space analysis, the development of concepts as a dynamic interaction between youth work, young people and institutions, and the further development of methods for other target groups (e.g. older people) or in other fields (e.g. urban planning) are discussed. The focus is on the specific lifeworld approach of these social space analysis methods. The students learn - by means of quantitative and qualitative methods of social space analysis - to identify and describe social spaces.
The course gives an insight into the different forms of services and settings of Open Children's and Youth Work, like mobile youth work, youth centres and youth clubs or park supervision and the students are given an understanding of how to act professionally in different settings and how to design socio-pedagogical spaces of action. Gender-sensitive and difference-critical concepts are taught as well as concepts of leisure time pedagogy and mobile youth work / street social work, linked with methods of lifewordly social space analysis. Furthermore, working in (virtual) media worlds is discussed as well as working in and with groups or cliques and in counselling and support contexts. The discourse on youth cultures provides a basis for working with young people. Basic principles of Open Children's and Youth Worsuch like partiality and voluntariness are taught in an applied way, e.g. in relation to documentation and work with parents.
Theories on public spaces, the security system, the standardisation of spatial regulation, displacement and marginalisation are taught. Based on this, practices of socio-spatial Social Work are critically examined and classified.
Theories from urban sociology and critical urban research are taught, including segregation, gentrification, division of cities, periphery - centre, global urban competition, global migration, entrepreneurial city, city marketing and business improvement districts. Governance strategies and democratic-political models that are relevant to socio-spatial Social Work (radical democratic models, participation, social participation) are being treated.
The aim of the course is to present and discuss theories and research on homelessness, as well as programmes of homeless assistance, municipal and non-profit housing and the associated socio-spatial practices. A special focus is placed on the forms of services, facilities and programmes in homeless assistance, as well as the housing provision for vulnerable persons. The discourse on the growing city and the associated consequences for the creation of affordable housing, especially for vulnerable people, provides the basis for the socio-political and housing policy classification.
On the one hand, the focus is on procedures for reducing many observations to a few groups (cluster analyses) and on procedures for reducing many variables to a few latent constructs (factor analysis). These procedures complete the analysis methods for cross-sectional data. Furthermore, knowledge of the analysis of longitudinal data is expanded by means of panel data analyses. In this way, the course participants deepen their knowledge of how case histories of persons can be summarised or related. The data basis is a variety of data sets that are freely available for scientific purposes. The application of the analysis methods is carried out in an application-oriented manner by means of a statistical software package. The interpretation of the results is explained using practical examples. This prepares students to evaluate Clinical Social Work practice as well as to independently implement their own research projects within their Master's thesis.
Lector: Mag. Georg Wernhart
The course deals with objectives, problems and methodological aspects of evaluation. Practical examples are used to work out the design of evaluation planning and to deal with the requirements and problems of success monitoring. The different decision-making stages in the planning and implementation of an evaluation are described and conceptual and methodological alternatives are presented. Furthermore, problems in the assessment and interpretation of results are discussed
Lector: Dr. Christine Geserick
The course builds on and deepens the knowledge imparted in the seminar Advanced Qualitative Research Methods 1. Students learn to put group interpretations and the resulting findings into a compact written form.
Lecture, Exercise, Reflexion
Selected methods and techniques of clinical-social forms of intervention are applied and tested against the background of case studies. The theoretical foundation of the interventions is reflected upon. In particular, the focus is on the following event-related interventions: conflict counselling, stress management, mobbing counselling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, psychosocial interventions in groups and motivational interviewing. The course forms the exercise part of the lecture Clinical-Social Forms of Intervention.
Lecture, Reflection, Exercise
Starting from a theory-based perspective of psychosocial interventions, the basic therapeutic directions of depth psychology, humanistic, systemic and behavioural therapy are presented. The students are taught how clinical-social forms of intervention can be derived from this and applied in the practice of Clinical Social Work. Treatment and counselling methods and techniques are taken into account.
Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Bengesser, Mag.a Saskia Ehrhardt, MA
Students work in peer groups on their individual Master's thesis and receive relevant and process-oriented support to advance the progress of the thesis. The focus is on the development of suitable survey instruments to carry out the scientific work. The different stages of the work are taken into account.
Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Melanie Zeller
Students learn the basics of psychotraumatology and resilience and the basic requirements for trauma-sensitive Clinical Social Work. Furthermore, Social Work is taken into account as a relational profession. Trauma experiences are reflected against the background of the biopsychosocial model and the person-in-environment approach. Trauma- and attachment-sensitive, clinical-social treatment and counselling approaches are derived. Furthermore, students learn contents such as a three-phase model, traumatic pincers, biography work, resilience levels and trauma-sensitive specialised work.
Lecture, Discussion, Exercise, Reflexion
Students are supported in the process of writing their Master's thesis. The focus is on scientific writing skills for writing up one's own research results.
Reflexion, Exercise, Discussion
Based on concrete problems of the practice of socio-spatial Social Work related to a phenomenon of Social Work, a professional challenge in an organisation or a concrete project, the students independently develop a project or a (public-effective) intervention depending on the problem, which they also implement independently. Depending on the problem, the result of the course can be a developed project that is presented to the (professional) public or an intervention that is implemented (with publicity effect) and then evaluated. Existing empirical data or studies, explanatory knowledge, theoretical knowledge, e.g. on specialised concepts of Social Work, as well as knowledge on professional socio-spatial action are used by the students and provide the basis for project development or intervention.
Lecture, Discussion, Reflexion, Exercise
The course teaches concepts and methods of community work as well as fields and programmes in which these concepts are applied: urban renewal; urban expansion; redensification; district, neighbourhood and settlement management within the framework of developer competitions in non-profit housing; conflict and community work in municipal housing or in public space (e.g. Fair Play Team in Vienna); citizen participation processes; health promotion programmes, as well as communication processes with residents around social institutions. Programmes of institutions and the interests of different actors (residents, users of public spaces, politics, administration, business people) are analytically examined and working in interdisciplinary contexts is considered. Methods of community work, such as social space analyses, activating questioning, working with groups, moderating citizens' assemblies and large groups, methods of citizens' participation and community organising are taught in an application-oriented manner as well as the woork in and with the public with different media, from district media to mass media to social media.
Lector: Prof. Dr. Christian Reutlinger
Reflective Social Space Work (Kessl, Reutlinger 2007) is in the focus of this course. Relational spatial theoretical references are revealed, such as French-language spatial theories, or theories of Spacing and Synthesis, as well as consequences for a socio-spatial practice are conveyed.
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Katharina Kirsch-Soriano
This course teaches approaches to space from the fields of planning, architecture and urban development. Methods of dealing with spatial perception are made accessible and applied in exercises. Historical references to different epochs of urban development in the Central European city are taught.
Different approaches to socio-spatial research are taught on the basis of various research projects and studies. The students learn to plan practice-oriented research projects (formulation of research questions, creation of a research design).
The course teaches the basics of reading studies and correctly evaluating their results. Using examples from medicine, social sciences or psychology, the course participants learn to assess and understand study results. Furthermore, common medical statistics are explained and can thus be interpreted correctly. The course also offers practical help in systematically assessing the quality of studies.
The course accompanies the students in the process of writing the Master's thesis. The current status of the master's thesis is presented, important methodological questions are clarified and the "defence of the master's thesis" is discussed. In addition, the students receive feedback on the design, survey and evaluation methodology (arranging, presenting, analysing and interpreting the data material). The preparation of the presentation of the master's thesis within the framework of the oral diploma examination is also discussed.
The course supports the independent preparation for the oral Master's exam.
Final exam Students prepare independently for the oral Master's exam.
Through the joint reflection of individual, group-specific and professional field-relevant topics, the development of professional identity as a Clinical Social Worker is enhanced in addition to the ability to reflect. Methods of group supervision and collegial counselling are used.
Building on the case management courses of the previous semesters, conversation management, training, counselling, accompaniment, crisis intervention and networking are practised and deepened. Special consideration is given to gender and culturally sensitive intervention strategies based on a reflection of the gender and diversity discourse. This course forms the exercise part of the course "Social Therapy".
Innovative methodological concepts are adapted to the clinical-social needs. Using task markers (CSW task markers), sociotherapeutic tasks (social therapeutic intervention tasks) are reflected and end states (CSW goals) are discussed (Pauls, 2013). In person- and environment-oriented tasks, sociotherapeutic counselling concepts are taught and applied. According to a multi-level model (Pauls, Stockmann, Reicherts, 2013) of counselling competences, interventions are learned and practised, such as social-therapeutic-systemic forms of intervention, solution focused brief therapy, resource activation. This course forms the basis for social therapeutic case management.
Continuous assessment Continuous assessment
The course focuses on the design of institutional spaces of Social Work and how these spatial designs and normative regimes affect the addressees as well as the professionals in the institutions, i.g. in forms of appropriation and resistant practices. The relation between inside and outside and the transitions between them are also taken into account. Fundamental theories such as that of the total institution will be taught.
Technical terms of the social sector, construction features (1st and 2nd social network as well as universal social transfer services) and development patterns of the Austrian welfare state - especially since membership in the EU - are taught. In real terms, overviews and in-depth perspectives are offered with regard to the transformation processes of the welfare state on the basis of selected example cases (e.g. unemployment and labour market policy, poverty and social exclusion with reference to guaranteed minimum income, gender and welfare state as well as intersectionality perspectives; changes in the area of the welfare mix - Social Economy and Social Work) with reference to the effects of a New Public Management strategy in the sense of the general state.
Starting with an introduction to the issue of location, different theoretical approaches are presented that deal with location choice and spatial structure from a microeconomic or macroeconomic perspective. Beyond the individual company, the interaction of companies, households and the state is examined. The theories presented illustrate reasons for the spatial concentration of economic activity. In order for the students to be able to conduct regional and urban economic studies themselves (e.g. in the context of short analyses, etc.), knowledge about empirical methodology is also taught. Various measures of spatial concentration and regional specialisation are taught.
Summer semester 2021: February 11, 2021 to June 26, 2021 Winter semester 2021/22: September 08, 2021 to January 28, 2022
Number of teaching weeks 15 per semester
TimesDuring the day in blocked Lessons (Thu. / Fri. / Sat.)
Language of instructionGerman
Depending on the specialization you choose, you will either work in the field of social health or you will take responsibility for sociopolitical structural development:
Bachelor or diploma in social work from a university of applied sciences, bachelor in a different, related course of study in social / educational sciences.Individual cases are decided by the head of the academic sector.
a three-year academy for social work
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
To apply you will require the following documents:
It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.
The admission procedure consists of the scoring of the Tabular CV and a structured individual interview. Applicants are ranked according to the results of the admission procedure when the places are allocated.
Head of Degree Program Social Space Oriented and Clincal Social Work T: +43 1 606 68 firstname.lastname@example.org
New study location as of 12th July 2021: As of 12th July 2021, all study programs of the Department of Social Work (Secretary's office, offices, teaching rooms) will be located at Kelsenstraße 2, 1030 Vienna. All teaching activities will take place at this location on a temporary basis from winter semester 2021/22.
Head of Competence Center for Social Work, Academic Staff
Head of Degree Program Social Space Oriented and Clincal Social Work
Qualified Social Worker, Academic Staff
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