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Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Fachbereich Soziale Arbeit / Medien / Kultur at the HS Merseburg

  • Eberhard-Leibnitz-Str. 2
  • 06217 Merseburg
  • Phone: +49 3461 46-0
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Basic information

Total number of students 420 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners no data
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 0
Extent of interlinking

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 9/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 86.1 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 36.0 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 7/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Share of professors with work experience 47.8 %


Third party funds per professor 3.8

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 2.2
Exams 2.0
Job market preparation 2.0
Support during practical semester 1.8
Support for stays abroad 1.7
Rooms 1.7
IT-infrastructure 1.9
Overall study situation 2.0

Degree courses with details

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Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The course is characterised by particular practical relevance: in addition to a 5-month internship, several practice-oriented modules and seminars with practitioners as lecturers are characteristic of the course. Specialised offers on the topics of drugs and drug use, systemic social work and applied sexology are an important part of teaching, as are seminars on artistic skills. The artistic workshops (video and film workshop; music; photo; theatre; painting, drawing and printing workshop) are a central part of teaching of the course.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The course includes a compulsory "international module" in which, in addition to an English language course (at different levels), only English-language specialist seminars are offered with international lecturers. In addition to expanding the skills of our students, teaching is more attractive for foreign students and teachers. We encourage our students to do a semester or internship abroad (bi-national theses / projects also possible). These processes are accompanied, among other things, by the department's international representative.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    TEI Crete, Heraklion, Kreta; Institut of Technology, Dundalk, Irland; University of Granada, Spanien; University of Bergamo, Norditalien; Nasantasi University, Istanbul, Türkei.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    In addition to SPSS and MAXQDA, the department's own PC pools and media workshops also offer subject-specific programs for editing and creating audio-visual media, such as Audacity and Pro Tools, Adobe Premiere CS6; AVID and Mocha. The artistic workshops of the department have a 90 degree green screen, digital video matrix (140 IN / OUT), 3 studio cameras (incl. Teleprompter), Lawo Vpro8, audio network including RIO Stagebox, RTW Mastering tools, AVID Media Composer and video transceiver (including LiveU LU2000).
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The interdepartmental & interdisciplinary research on the medical & sustainable use of hemp as part of the lignite phaseout are part of the ongoing projects as well as research on the challenges of digital & social change including digital education, virtual reality, ego incubator & sustainable processes in society including democracy research, Right-wing populism, prevention work on protection concepts in schools and other institutions, sexual education and cultural education. The research professorship is unique for an applied university.
  • Other special features
    The Department of Social Work.Media.Culture also includes the artistic workshops, which are of central importance for teaching in the degree programs. These include the video & film workshop (with TV and chrome studio, trick & animation workshop, speaker booth & multimedia workshop and much more), the music and audio workshop (recording studio, radio station, production platform ProTools and much more), the theatre workshop (with its own theatre, fundus and much more), photography workshop (with photo studio, laboratories and much more) as well as the painting, drawing and printing workshop (with drawing room and printing room, for example screen printing).
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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