Social Policy and Social Work, Department
Studiengänge Soziale Arbeit at the FH Kärnten/Feldkirchen (A)
Studienbereich Gesundheit & Soziales
- Hauptplatz 12
- A-9560 Feldkirchen, Österreich
- Phone: +43 5 90500-4101
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Special features regarding teachingSocial Work (Bachelor's): The curriculum includes all ages: Childhood/adolescence, adulthood, old age/ageing; theory-practice transfer in the teaching and supervised practical phases; elective courses: International Social Work, Childhood/Adolescence, Social Economy, Gender/Diversity, Education and teaching events on Creativity; Social Work: Developing and Shaping (Master's): Project work over three semesters with a strong practical focus and simultaneous foundation in theory; possibility for specialisation through project and Master's thesis; preparation for leadership and coordination tasks.
Special features regarding the international orientationThe Bachelor's degree in Social Work offers a mobility window in the 4th semester to support mobility in the framework of the course. Internships abroad are also possible (in recent years e.g. in Bolivia, Germany, India, Ireland, Nicaragua, Romania, Uganda, Tanzania and the Philippines). The degree courses in Social Work have numerous partner universities and practical contacts and offer advice and support in the organisation of international exchange for students and teachers.
Exchange universities for stay abroadsTampere University of Applied Sciences, Finnland; Turku University of Applied Sciences / Faculty of Health and Well-being, Finnland; JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finnland; Evangelische Hochschule Ludwigsburg, Deutschland; TH Köln, Deutschland; University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Social Work, Slowenien; Institute of Social Work, Dar el Salaam, Tanzania; Makerere University, Uganda.
Special features regarding the equipmentThe Carinthia University of Applied Sciences has state-of-the-art equipment for students and lecturers and thus offers an ideal environment for research and teaching at all campuses (including opportunities for eLearning, distance learning and distance working).
Special features regarding research and developmentApplied research projects in cooperation with local, regional partner institutions of education and social services and the labour market with special reference to current, societal challenges; development research/development cooperation in science cooperation projects with universities within the EU and Africa, academic support/advice on the implementation of development projects in East Africa; empirical research in the social field to develop new approaches, methods and theoretical concepts.
Support for foundersThrough their project work, particularly in the Master's programme, students can specialise in specific topics and develop solutions or innovative concepts. The projects are vigorously and expertly supervised. Students can experiment in a protected space, substantiate their ideas technically and theoretically and implement them in practice. Some student projects have yielded actual offers from the field, which continue to exist.
Other special featuresThe Social Work Bachelor's programme is characterised by its focus on relevant contents of Social Work and close link between theory and practice. The Masters course in "Social Work: Development and Shaping" communicates skills that are necessary to respond to the challenges in social work. Graduates are capable of receiving issues and problems in the context of social work and to respond to these by way of appropriate concepts.
Further information on research activitieshttps://www.fh-kaernten.at/forschung
Further information about study entry phasehttps://www.fh-kaernten.at/
Information on access restrictionshttps://www.fh-kaernten.at/studium/gesundheit-soziales/bachelor/soziale-arbeit
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