2019 / 20
Social Policy and Social Work, Department
- Leipziger Straße 123
- 36037 Fulda
- Phone: +49 661 9640-200
Job market- and career-orientation
Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses
Degree courses with details
- Social Work (B, presence learning)
- Social Work (B.A., online)
- Social Work (B.A., cooperate education)
- Including Infant Education (B.A.)
- Social Security, Inclusion, Administration (BA) (BA)
- Psychosocial Guidance and Psychotherapy (M.A.)
- Social Work with focus on community psychiatrics (M.A.)
- Social Work, specialisation Development of Specific Social Environments and Organisation (MA)
Further information provided by the department
Special features regarding teachingStrong interdisciplinary orientation, practical relevance, small groups, strong research orientation, international context, gender and diversity, intersectionality, interdisciplinary networking, blended learning, family-work balance, intensive teaching coaching in online teaching area, intensive individual support for students, teaching research projects, methodological diversity, media education, regional context, variety of topics in social work (e.g., delinquency, violence, social inequality, family, mental illness), licensed teachers, doctorate centre of social work.
Special features regarding the international orientationOn the one hand, the International Course in Social Work at the department is open to international students who have already completed two semesters in Social Work; the course is offered entirely in English. On the other hand, there are specific modules in the programmes that focus on social work within an international context and on cross-cultural skills. There are also partnerships with 18 international universities. In addition, regular, English-taught continuing education provided by international colleagues and research projects are available.
Common partner universities for exchangeUniversity of Brno, Czech Republic; Technological educational institution of Athens, Greece; Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science, Norway; West University of Timisoara, Romania; Umea University, Sweden; University of Huelva, Spain; University of la Laguna, Spain; University of Padova, Italy; Diakonia University of Applied Sciences Pieksämäki, Finland; University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Austria; University of Wisconsin, USA; University of Massachusetts, USA; Interregional Insitute of Economics and Law Sankt Petersburg, Russia; Saint Petersburg State University, Russia; State University of New York and Cortland, USA; San Francisco State University, USA; University of Sunshine Coast, Australia; Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France
Special features regarding the equipmentMobile recording equipment for advisory sessions, Internet access in all rooms, two technical staff/administrators for teachers and students, video/audio recording devices/laptops and software for research projects, large computer room for students, all rooms with projectors and mobile computer equipment, whiteboards in all rooms, equipment for printing posters and binding of scientific papers, subject-specific databases via the university library, teaching material for teaching method diversity.
Special features regarding research and developmentRegional and international references in research projects, bundling of research projects in the school's own Cesst research centre, trans- and interdisciplinary research, media attention of research projects, social sustainability as a key topic area, research on didactics in teaching, research involving simulation clients in consulting, scientific conferences, participation in research promotion of the state and federal governments.
Integration of theory and practiceAll full-time teachers proactively introduce their research experience/work into the their teaching. There are also special modules containing action research projects in the Bachelor's and Master's programmes; This involves students planning and realising their own, small research projects with the support of teachers. What is more, greater weight was assigned to research-based modules as part of the re-accreditation of all programmes. Doctoral students, and their respective research projects, at the department are actively integrated into the teaching.
Website with further information on research activitieswww.hs-fulda.de/fachbereiche/sozialwesen/forschung/
Support for foundersSimulation games on start-ups; Social management with modular content on start-ups in the social sector; Dual degree courses; Cooperation with the university's Founders' Office; Cooperation with Department of Economics on specific topics.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsAdvice, information and support at Fulda University for prospective students and students with disabilities, chronic illness (including mental illness) or specific learning disorders regarding course organisation, individual disadvantage compensation and barrier-free campus.
Characteristics of diversity advancementPromotion of diversity at the Fulda University overall, e.g. Family-Friendly University audit (certified since 2006), diversity audit "Promoting Diversity", Total E-Quality award (2009, 2012, 2015). Counselling centres and child care available.
Other special featuresModern campus and premises; Regional and international orientation; Participation in the doctorate centre of Social Work (being established); Strong focus on aspects of career-integrated, dual and blended learning; International course in Social Work; Interdisciplinary cooperation between the related sciences Psychology, Sociology, Education and Law; Four Psychology professorships with professional licence.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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