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Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Fakultät für Sozialwesen at the HS Mannheim

  • Paul-Wittsack-Straße 10
  • 68163 Mannheim
  • Phone: +49 621 292-6730
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Basic information

Total number of students 630 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 33.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 27.0 %

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 7/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 85.8 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 41.7 % *

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 4/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 22.4 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 38.2 %
Share of professors with work experience 25.0 %


Third party funds per professor 4.9

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.4
Study organisation 2.5
Exams 2.2
Job market preparation 2.2
Support during practical semester 1.9
Support for stays abroad 2.1
Rooms 2.4
Library 2.3
IT-infrastructure 2.1
Overall study situation 2.3

Degree courses with details

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    MA: Competence in research, management and methods, broad elective area, basic qualification for further therapeutic training. B.A.: Continuous integrated practical relevance; experimental and innovative teaching and learning through innovative methods and didactics; focus on legal application competence; early involvement of students in teaching and support tasks (tutorials, mentoring and coaching offers); the guiding principles are interdisciplinarity, interculturality, gender sensitivity, diversity and inclusion.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Full recognition of a semester abroad (5th semester) at the University of Stockholm, Sweden. Social Work Virtual Campus/VirCamp: 3 English-speaking, e-learning modules (30 ECTS). International Competency certificate.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Universität Stockholm, Schweden; Universität Jönköping, Schweden; FH Campus Wien, Österreich; Federation University, Ballarat, Australien; Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spanien; Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norwegen; Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, Niederlande; Institut Limayrac, Toulouse, Frankreich; VIA University College, Dänemark; Kocaeli University, Izmit, Türkei.
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Very good technical equipment in the creative and media education area (SLR cameras, compact cameras, video cameras, mini DVD cameras, HD cameras, web cameras, digital sound recording devices, PC headsets, laptops, touchpads, creative media and materials), computer workstations licensed software (besides the usual also SPSS and MAXQDA), cutting room with video editing system, continuous equipment of the seminar rooms with projector technology, interactive whiteboard, rooms that can be completely darkened for the implementation of specific media projects.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    Transitional educational biographical research on flight / migration; digital inclusion from a transdisciplinary perspective, further development of narrative counselling approaches with vulnerable target groups (sexual violence); prevention of need for help and care / promotion of social participation in old age; applied management research: Non-, For-Profit, Emergent Organisation, Social Entrepreneur; research into societal, social and ethical effects of new biotechnologies in the prenatal area; expertise in guardianship / care, adoption, data protection
  • Support for founders
    Compulsory “Social Entrepreneurship” course for the Bachelor’s.
  • Other special features
    Joint courses with the Faculty of Design and Communication Design and the Faculty of Computer Science. Cross-faculty offers (transfer services to the entire university): Interdisciplinary teaching / learning project: Prospective engineers, computer scientists, social workers and designers formed interdisciplinary teams as an opportunity to gain experience in interdisciplinary project work, to develop communication skills in an application-oriented manner and to assume responsibility in the team (compass); threat and conflict management (BEKOM)
  • 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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