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Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Fakultät Angewandte Sozial- und Gesundheitswissenschaften at the OTH Regensburg

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Basic information

Total number of students 1,370 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 38.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 0.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 10
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 83.6 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 28.2 % *

International orientation

Outgoing students 1.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 10/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 19.7 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 27.3 %
Share of professors with work experience 100.0 %


Third party funds per professor < 3 T Euro

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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

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  • Special features regarding teaching
    Mix of seminars and practice-oriented events, in which an insight into everyday practice is often possible in cooperation with institutions and a target group; great relevance of action-, project- and competence-oriented teaching or research-based learning, in which students are involved in research projects by teachers; numerous simulation games and simulations; small practice groups (if possible); participation in the teaching quality pact; didactic seminars for lecturers.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    The Faculty of Applied Social and Health Sciences is a member of the International Association of Schools of Social Work and/or its subdivision, the European Association of Schools of Social Work. Within these umbrella organisations, the teachers of the department can organise by specific countries or content interests, while organising themselves as part of a network. Guest lecturers from other countries are regularly invited with a focus on visiting professors.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan; Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spanien; Curtin University, Australien; University of Cape Coast, Ghana; University of Northumbria, Großbritannien; Rajagiri School of Social Work, Indien; Lumsa Universität Rom, Italien; University of Prishtina, Kosovo; Mozarteum Salzburg, Österreich; Fribourg Universität, Schweiz.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    The lecture halls are equipped with the usual media; students can borrow notebooks for presentation; there is a media laboratory and a work room. Very well maintained equipment with various musical instruments and all accessories necessary for performances (lighting and sound systems, microphones etc.); provision of recording devices for interviews and corresponding devices for transcription (for students). In 2016 one of the seminar rooms was set up for Design Thinking. As part of the "BABS" course, an auditorium was equipped for video transmissions (to the learning locations).
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Research with an inter-disciplinary focus: Research collaborations and projects across disciplinary boundaries; high proportion of empirical, practice-oriented research, which reflects the very good cooperation between the faculty and the cooperation partners in practice; a large proportion of socio-political issues, in which current social and political transformation processes are analysed, especially with a view to improving societal problems and developing options for solving problems.
  • Support for founders
    Students receive support from the university’s Career Service.
  • Other special features
    There are three undergraduate courses in social work at the faculty: "Social work", "Social work (part-time)" and "Music and movement-oriented social work". A consecutive Master "Inclusion and Exclusion" as well as a further education Master "Leadership and Communication Management" complete the offer. The area of Health Sciences was added in 2011 with the Bachelor courses "Nursing", "Physiotherapy", "Speech Therapy", "Midwifery", "Nursing Management" (part-time) and the Master "Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP)".
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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