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2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Studiengang Soziale Arbeit

  • Preysingstraße 83
  • 81667 München
  • Phone: +49 89 48092-1271
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Basic information

Total number of students 1,130
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 48.0 %

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 9/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 1/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 98.7 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 68.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 5/10 points
Contact with work environment, master's 2/10 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment < 1
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 100.0 %
Share of professors with work experience 17.9 %


Third party funds per professor 6.2

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

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

Degree courses without details

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    The Social Work degree course at KSFH München not only provides professional qualifications through training, but also provides a framework which allows students to reflect on professional practice in the context of philosophical and theological value commitments. KSFH München forges a new path with its great range of courses on the subject of Social Work Ethics, as well as the additional theological qualification.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    In Childhood Education, various modules offer international exchange of experience through additional qualification programmes for students with international degrees. In Social Work (BA), one must mention especially the large number of Erasmus students (more than 10%). The International Social Work module offers not only English-taught courses, but also a broad spectrum of study trips in and outside of Europe.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    University of Stockholm, Sweden; University of Seinäjöki, Finland; University of Turku, Finland; University of Malmö. Sweden; University of Copenhagen, Denmark; University of Utrecht, Netherlands; University of Granada, Spain; University of Madrid, Spain; University of Sassari, Italy; University of Strasbourg, France
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Central info point: diverse range of media available to loan to students and teachers, e.g. presentation material, laptops, projectors, digital film cameras, TV/DVD/VHS systems, wireless microphones, overhead projectors, sound systems, lighting systems, games forum with games consoles. Library: The inventory of social sciences electronic databases (SOLIT, Carelit, CINAHL, JURIS) and digital sources of information (approx. 9,000 e-books and e-journals) of the library has been expanded considerably in recent years.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    KSFH München has its own research department. There are ongoing projects in the area of Social Work and related subjects. Research projects are primarily conducted with regional cooperation partners with the participation of students.
  • Integration of theory and practice
    The curricula of the Bachelor and Master courses in Social Work in all study phases (explicit and lateral/cross-curricular) require a systematic discussion of methodological and content questions of research. Electives also feature research workshops. These courses are offered by professors who are actively involved in research at the university or externally. A book expected to be published in 2018 on the topic “Research-based learning – learning-based research” explains the didactic concepts practised at the KSFH.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    The KSFH has a disabilities representative who advises students.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Diversity is a cross-curricular topic in teaching, administration and research. International guest lecturers teach regularly at the KSFH.
  • Other special features
    Structural combination of teaching and practice: Two teachers for courses with special practical and action relevance; Applies to both methodology lectures and practical seminars; Professors and experts from the industry are employed here (unique feature). Area of specialisation: Can be chosen by students individually or as a group; experts from industry participate in teaching here (co-teaching). Structurally rooted and active student participation in the self-administration of the higher education institution.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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