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Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Fakultät für Angewandte Sozialwissenschaften at the TH Köln

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Basic information

Total number of students 2,360 *
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 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 70.3 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 33.3 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students < 1 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 4/12 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 37.8 %


Third party funds per professor 5.0

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 2.6
Courses offered 3.0
Study organisation 3.2
Exams 2.8
Job market preparation 2.8
Support during practical semester 2.8
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 2.6
Library 2.3
IT-infrastructure 2.6
Overall study situation 2.9

Degree courses without details

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The teaching and learning culture at the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences is characterised by: a general and interdisciplinary education in all courses; a close connection between research and practice (teaching research, practical research); a high level of service and advice for individual study design; great attention to project orientation and new forms of learning; variety of support and deepening offers; high regard for the diversity of our students.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Over 40 Erasmus partner universities worldwide; qualification programme for immigrant academics in NRW; state recognition.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Liverpool John Moores University, England; Fachhochschule Kärnten, Österreich; Université du Luxembourg, Luxemburg.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The faculty has a room complex for seminar papers, innovative courses and conference formats (educational workshop); consultation rooms are in the application phase.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    There are currently 6 funded research focuses in the Faculty for Applied Social Sciences: Migration and cross-cultural skills, media worlds, non-formal education, social space management, digital technologies and social services and education and education spaces in childhood and family. The competence platform "Migration, Cross-Cultural Education and Organisational Development" is an R&D network on cross-cultural issues that is funded by the Ministerium für Innovation, Wissenschaft und Forschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (Ministry for Innovation, Science and Research in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westfalia).
  • Further information on research activities
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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