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  4. Social Policy and Social Work
  5. FH Campus Wien (A)
  6. Bachelor Soziale Arbeit
2019 / 20
CHE University Ranking
Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Bachelor Soziale Arbeit

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Basic information

Total number of students 510
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 45.0 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education

Support during the study entry phase

Score for offers before studies - Score 4/8 points
Score for offers at start of studies 12/14 points
Score for offers in the first year of studies 7/11 points
Total score for support in the study entry phase

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 100.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time master's

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment bachelor 4/10 Points
Contact with work environment master
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 22.3 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment
Share of professors with work experience 50.0 %


Third party funds per professor

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.0
Support in studies 1.9
Courses offered 2.3
Study organisation 1.5
Exams 2.1
Job market preparation 1.9
Support during practical semester 1.8
Support for stays abroad 2.5
Rooms 1.8
Library 2.2
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 2.0

Degree courses without details

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

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Our course of study trains students in the fields of Social Work and Social Education, giving them very good job prospects; students can choose to focus on "English" and attend classes taught in English. This will be indicated in the transcript of records; we have some classes that are taught on the basis of "blended learning"; as part of our course Reflection on Practice, students in semesters 1-5 will be supervised in small groups.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Reflection and analysis of the topics migration, cultural background and global trends is part of very many courses. Starting from the first semester, electives, project workshops or work placements can be chosen that focus on internationalisation and interculturality within the context of the professional field. Furthermore, the field of action "Migration" and the course on immigration law are compulsory. In addition, there are a broad-based student mobility programme and events/courses in English for incoming students and international prospective students.
  • Common partner universities for exchange
    ASH Berlin, Germany; Metropol University Copenhagen, Denmark; Hull University, UK; Robert Gordon University, UK; Östersund, Sweden; Valencia und Madrid, Spain; HAW und Evangel. Hochschule Hamburg, Germany; Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Every seminar room is equipped with a computer, projector, whiteboard and flip chart. A proportion of the courses have distance-learning components, which can also be completed using computers at the University of Applied Sciences. Students have the opportunity to make use of a number of services in the student portal (e.g. book reservations in the library, printing out their Transcript of Records, enrolment confirmation, etc.) and are informed (via SMS or e-mail) of any changes to the timetable.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    A course in "Research and Project Development" is included on the curriculum. A special feature of this course is that it runs over several semesters and that the students write their Bachelor's thesis in small groups. To this end, students are guided by one full-time lecturer as well as one coach from industry. Industry is invited first of all to submit research projects. From a multitude of applications, several projects are taken up for the purpose of this course. Ideally, a coach from the relevant field will be available to teach on the course.
  • Integration of theory and practice
    Starting from social phenomena, the specific life situation of target groups of social work or existing social programmes, practical research or evaluation issues, partly in cooperation with social institutions, are developed and implemented, with the students, in courses on research and project development spanning several semesters. As part of international and regional project days, current research findings are presented and discussed, depending on content-based objectives. The teaching of action fields incorporates research-based insights.
  • Website with further information on research activities
  • Support for founders
    We support graduates in their participation in the Founders' Awards and participate in the campus network at the Career Corner.
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Individual needs assessment and joint plan development in the quality assurance team BA as support for candidates applicants and students with special needs as well as networking with the multidisciplinary Department of Diversity.
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    Diversity issues are situationally and individually incorporated into the Quality Team of the course and discussed in close cooperation with the FHCW Department of Gender and Diversity. Moreover, where gender and diversity issues are concerned, we have developed internal guidelines, which are incorporated directly into our teaching approach.
  • Other special features
    A special feature of our degree course is the close cooperation with organisations within the development collaboration on completion of work placements in this context. The work placements are embedded in specific pre- and post seminars and supervision during the practical placement. Due to a large number of optional subjects and optional modules, it is possible to specialise according to individual interests.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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