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  4. Social Policy and Social Work
  5. HAW Coburg
  6. Fakultät Soziale Arbeit und Gesundheit
2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Fakultät Soziale Arbeit und Gesundheit

  • Friedrich-Streib-Straße 2
  • 96450 Coburg
  • Phone: +49 9561 317-0
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General remarks
This department is also featured in the U-Multirank world university rankings.

Basic information

Total number of students 810
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 8.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 3/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 10/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 5/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 86.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's 76.9 % *

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment bachelor 7/10 Points
Contact with work environment master
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 26.1 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience 38.0 %


Third party funds per professor 7.1

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.3
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 1.9
Exams 2.5
Job market preparation 2.4
Support during practical semester 2.1
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 1.7
Library 2.8
IT-infrastructure 2.3
Overall study situation 2.2

Degree courses with details

Degree courses without details

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Apart from the 14.5 professors (and 2 honorary professors), the Bachelor programme in Social Work has 11 full-time “teachers for special tasks” (9.5 permanent posts). They communicate specific content and in particular also enhance/supplement the practical relevance of the teaching. It is thanks to this personnel situation that a variety of specialisations can be offered and theory content as well as additional skills can be practised and consolidated in project and exercise groups in a practically relevant manner.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Organiser of International Summer Schools; Numerous ERASMUS partnerships (mobility of assistant professors and students); In addition, a separate 8-semester Bachelor in “International Social Work and Development” (derived from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) “Bachelor plus” programme) with a practical and theoretical semester each abroad (e.g. at contract partners in South America, Africa and India).
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    University College Copenhagen, Denmark; Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    State-of-the-art PC labs for students; Media lab with recording and editing equipment; Variously equipped creative laboratory; Numerous e-book databases; WiFi for students.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Application for and implementation of DFG/EU/other third-party-funded research projects; Participant in the Bavarian university key research area “Health Promotion”; Further practical research projects, such as on senior citizens, social space orientation, community-oriented preventative health care.
  • Integration of theory and practice
    Conceptual networking of higher education bodies (e.g. committee on academic affairs); Implementation of close-knit module evaluations and implementation of evaluation results in the design of electives and/or project workshops
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    Conceptual cooperation with the interdisciplinary university careers service; Individual advice and support of appropriately oriented graduates.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    The entire campus is designed with wheelchair access; Intensive individual advice and guidance; Flexible, case-by-case regulations regarding the progress of studies and exam regulations; Specific technical support options for visually impaired/blind students.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Cross-programme and interdisciplinary courses as compulsory modules (via the Science and Culture Centre of the university or the federal model “The Coburg Way”); More or less gender balance among the programme’s teachers.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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