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Social Policy and Social Work, Department

Studiengänge Soziale Arbeit at the FH Kärnten/Feldkirchen (A)

Studienbereich Gesundheit & Soziales

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Basic information

Total number of students 280 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 34.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 11.0 %

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 6/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 100.0 % *
Graduations in appropriate time, master's no data

International orientation

Outgoing students 2.0 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 10/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 6/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 50.3 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 29.6 %
Share of professors with work experience 30.0 %


Third party funds per professor 4.3

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies
Courses offered 2.8
Study organisation 1.9
Job market preparation 2.6
Support during practical semester 2.1
Support for stays abroad 2.4
Rooms 1.4
Library 2.6
IT-infrastructure 1.4
Overall study situation 2.5

Degree courses without details

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Social 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 orientation
    The 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 abroads
    Tampere 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 equipment
    The 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 development
    Applied 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 founders
    Through 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 features
    The 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 activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
  • Information on access restrictions
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Last update 2020: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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