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Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Fachbereich Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften at the HS Nordhausen

Studiengang Gesundheits- und Sozialwesen

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Basic information

Total number of students 730 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 20.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 10.0 %

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 8/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 79.0 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 53.8 % *

International orientation

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Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 9/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 13.4 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 12.2 %
Share of professors with work experience 80.0 %


Third party funds per professor department in construction

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 2.6
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 2.6
Exams 2.7
Job market preparation 2.8
Support during practical semester 2.3
Support for stays abroad 2.3
Rooms 2.9
Library 2.8
IT-infrastructure 2.8
Overall study situation 2.7

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Close relation to social work in healthcare; strong networking with institutions in the region and related practical orientation; thematic focus in the Bachelor: Inclusion, diversity, clinical social work; Thematic focus in the Master: Therapeutic Social Work.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Mandatory foreign language modules in the Bachelor's degree programmes; International Week anchored in the summer semester; strong networking with international universities through the teaching staff and through various projects.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Jyväskylän Yliopisto, Finnland; Tampereen Ammattikorkeakoulu, Finnland; Institute of Technology Tralee, Irland; Klaipėdos Universitetas, Litauen; Fachhochschule Kärnten, Österreich; Univerza v Ljubljani, Slovenien; Universidad de León, Spanien; University of Wyoming, USA.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Online access to various databases, SPSS, MaxQDA test instruments (e.g. early learning) as well as technical equipment for carrying out your own research projects can be borrowed, technical equipment for electronic reading of questionnaires.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Research and teaching collaboration with the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a research collaboration with the United States and Australia; Integration of Master theses into current research projects (with connection to various external cooperation partners such as clinics, health care facilities, rehabilitation, social affairs); establishment of a teaching and research outpatient clinic, social space analysis, support for needs planning with local authorities.
  • Support for founders
    The university has established a special office for start-up advice and support.
  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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