The Social Work - Dual Study programme provides you with all the skills you need for a professionally sound counselling competence later on. We develop, promote and deepen your professional knowledge and personal skills.
You can study the programme B.A. Soziale Arbeit (dual) at the following locations:
Description of the programme
In the Social Work B.A. - Dual Studies programme, you combine theory with practice. Lecture phases at the university alternate with practical phases at the practice partner. Your studies start each semester with a twelve-week theory phase. Afterwards, you gain fourteen weeks of practical experience. Small study groups and modern teaching offer intensive support at the university. You will be taught the following contents:
Social work methods
Acting in accordance with the law
Theories and concepts
Research in social work
Evaluation and quality management
The study contents are optimally matched to the requirements of the professional fields. This makes them particularly relevant for social work. The programme is also broadly based in terms of content, so that it can be used in all fields of social work. As a trainee, you can therefore work responsibly in the operational business at an early stage.
Why enrolling in this programme?
Social problems in our society are becoming increasingly complex and the tasks of social work more comprehensive and diverse. This circumstance and the current shortage of skilled workers therefore offers you the best prospects for your career, e.g. in the following professional fields:
Family and educational support
Youth employment services
General social service
Residential groups for children and young people
Open work with children and young people
Accreditations & awards
The SRH University of Applied Sciences in North Rhine-Westphalia has been system-accredited since 01 September 2021 and bears the quality seal of the Accreditation Council. This certifies that the university has the highest standards in studying and teaching - students have the guarantee that planning, teaching and assessment are carried out according to certified processes. As a system-accredited university, the SRH University of Applied Sciences in North Rhine-Westphalia is entitled to accredit its study programmes independently and with the audited quality management processes. This procedure replaces the previously common programme accreditation.
In 2013, the university received the seal of approval from Germany's highest scientific body, the Science Council. With the accreditation, the Council ensures the quality of research and teaching and checks whether they meet recognised standards. Among other things, the Science Council praises the high level of identification of the teaching staff with the university and the pronounced commitment to teaching and student support. The SRH University in NRW was institutionally reaccredited in 2018. In its vote, the Science Council emphasises the positive development of the university. It also confirms that the university is valued as a cooperation partner in the region by companies and institutions in the social sector.
Award for the teaching and learning model CORE
In 2018, the Stifterverband recognised the CORE teaching and learning model with the Genius Loci Award, the only institutional award for excellent teaching in Germany. With the CORE principle (Competence Oriented Research and Education), SRH created a unique teaching and learning model in 2012 based on scientific findings from learning and brain research.