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.
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Office hours during the semesterMon - Wed, 9.00 a.m.–12.00 p.m. and 13.00 p.m.-15.30 p.m.Thu, 9.00 a.m.–12.00 p.m. and 13.00 p.m.-17.30 p.m.Fri, 9.00 a.m.– 12.00 p.m and 13.00 p.m.-16.30 p.m.
Office hours during the semester breakOnly by appointment
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Application period for academic year 2018/19
1st October 2017 to 31th May 2018
tuition fee / semester:
+ ÖH premium + contribution**
* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester
**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: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Elisabeth Steiner
Lector: Dr.phil. Mag.phil. Maria Rainer
Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Johannes Vorlaufer
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Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Judith Haberhauer, FH-Prof. Christoph Stoik, MA
Lector: Univ.-Doz. Dr. Gerhard Melinz
The purpose of the Seminar is to reflect upon the Framework conditions of (clinical) social work. Core Topics are:Mixed production of welfare; challenges for Non Profit Organizations in the social sector; changes in financing, change Management strategies. The Seminar will provide an overview and some insights into Social Management and in Managing the Social, based on certain examples of organization of (clinical) social work..
Group work activties, to join discussions and finally a written test.
Blended Learning concept. Small Group activities and discussions.
Lector: DSA Manuela Hausegger, MA, Gabriele Kronberger, MA
Lector: Honorarprofessorin (FH) Mag. Dr. Susanne Wurm
Inhalte der Lehrveranstaltung Analysing scientific English papersPresenting the analyses orallyWriting scientific reportsDiscussing and comparing the scientific results
oral presentationswritten reportparticipation
E-learningIndividual work (oral & written)Pair and group work
Lector: FH-Prof. Christoph Stoik, MA
Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Soz.-Wiss. Dr. Marc Diebäcker
- Definition and historical development of methods of social work, from the "classic" approaches to new and "state of the art" developments. - social case work, Special approaches like Motivational Interviewing, Case Management... - Social community work, further social spatial approaches- Social group work, further psycho-educative technique - Methodological variety, high and lower threshold methods, direct and indirect methodological interventions, their application in relation to social work field, definition of problem and client´s personality.
- lecturing with case-examples- Group work with - Training of professional behaviourinterviewingliterature based studies
Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Judith Haberhauer
Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Bengesser, Mag. Georg Wernhart
...basic terms of quantitative social research: issues, basic collectivity and sampling, drawing of sampling, operationalisation, design of the questionnaire; ...repetition and absorption of the basics in quantitative social researchdata levels, descriptive statistics (measure of central tendency and measure of variation, distribution pattern), frequency table, contingency table, clustering chart, bar diagramm; ...basics of statistics, testing of hypothesis and significance testing (Chi- Square-test, t-test for dependent and independent samples, U-test, Wilcoxon test ,etc) confidence intervalls, odd’s ratio, pronciples of of correlative procedures, clustering diagrams, bivariate correlation
lecture, discussion, data evaluation with SPSS, group and autonomous acquiration of exercises
questions of a theory of science
Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Bengesser
Lector: Mag.a Manuela Hofer, BA
Lector: Nikolaus Heinelt
Project and event management in theory and practical implementation. The role within public relations in organizations. Design and planning of campaigns and events. Legal, fiscal and financial framework. Positive and negative examples from practice.
Presentation of group work. Written examination.
After a theoretical introduction it’s about to design the first planning steps independently in a group work.
The purpose of the lecture is to give an overview on diverse theoretical approaches regarding social change, social structures and unequalities and to discuss what are the driving forcing for different social phenomena.
Active participation and finally a written exam.
Lecture & discussion, small group work.
Lector: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Eher
Lector: Mag.a Saskia Ehrhardt, MA
Lector: Mag. (FH) Josef Schörghofer, DSA
Social-psychiatric principlesSocial-psychiatric resources (structure and process quality)Psychosis theories and their relevance for social work Psychosis theories and other important diagnoses and their relevance to social work Legal aspects Adult protectiv-law and UGB) incl. ethical principles in psychiatryWork with relatives and patient participationPsycho-social rehabilitation (living and day structure rehabilitation)Non-compliance, emergency psychiatry and first aid in psychiatry
Participation, written work on a case vignette
Lecture, discussion and group workScripts availablePartly PowerPoint presentation
Lector: Mag.a Saskia Ehrhardt, MA, DSA Manuela Hausegger, MA, David Köck, MA
Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. (FH) Dr. Roland Fürst
The Austrian Welfare State: Construction principles, development patterns and current challengesBasic knowledge about EU (structures, working procedures, policy making).Introduction into policy analysis and EU-multi-level-governance-structures under consideration of certain social policy fields.
Oral presentation of the seminar topic; written seminar paper.
Lecturer's input and discussions, small group work, panel discussions.
Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Bengesser, FH-Prof. Christoph Stoik, MA
Lector: Prof. Dr. Helmut Pauls
Lector: Mag. DSA Martin Haiderer, MSc
Lector: Mag.a (FH) Johanna Buchegger, DSA Petra Hillebrand-Wiesinger, MA
Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Bengesser, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Judith Haberhauer, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Elisabeth Steiner, FH-Prof. Christoph Stoik, MA, Mag.a Dr.in Gudrun Wolfgruber
The focus of this course is located in support of creation masterthesis, included exhibition until concrete transfer of empirical research.
partipation,cooperativeness for critical discussion about the own masterthesis
discussions, group works, if required theoretical inputs
Lector: Mag.a Monika Weggel
Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Melanie Zeller
Trauma concepts and their integration into social work
Lector: DSA Mag.a (FH) Tanja Wehsely, Andreas Zembaty
Lector: Ing. DSA Gerlinde Blemenschitz-Kramer, MA
Lector: Mag. Georg Wernhart
Different evaluation processes will be presented. Questions of how efficiency targets can be achieved through measurable indicators, will be answered. How can methods of quantitative or qualitative analysis be efficiently conducted? Which are the most fitting in the respective situation? Different approaches will be shown and discussed, using real life examples.
Lecture and discussion
Lector: Mag.a (FH) Johanna Buchegger, DSA Petra Hillebrand-Wiesinger, MA, Mag.a Dr.in Melanie Zeller
Lector: Mag. Dr. Georg Zepke
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Katharina Kirsch-Soriano, FH-Prof. Christoph Stoik, MA
Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Irene Messinger
Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Bengesser, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Judith Haberhauer, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Elisabeth Steiner, FH-Prof. Christoph Stoik, MA
Semester datesWinter semester: 12th September 2018 to 26th January 2019
Number of teaching weeks15 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 selection process consists of a test of your knowledge and a structured individual interview. Applicants will be ranked and awarded study places based on the results of the selection process.
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We work closely with numerous organizations in the social and public sectors, universities and research institutes. Our close cooperation with work placements in social work guarantees you strong contacts for your professional career or participation in research and development activities. You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It's well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!
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