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Bachelor’s programme Social Work

Content and focus of the degree programme:


Higher education institution:
Fachhochschule Vorarlberg GmbH
Group of fields of study:
Medicine/Healthcare, Social and Economic Sciences
Degree programme:
Social Work
Bachelor’s programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, BA
6 Semester bzw. 7 Semester / 180 ECTS

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Partly English
Student Union fee: EUR 22,70
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Type of higher education institution:
University of Applied Sciences
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Additional information

7 Semester wenn berufsbegleitend, sonst 6.

Definition of the field of studies


The bachelor's programme lasts six semesters and includes the following subjects: Political and legal framework conditions of social work, Organisation of social work, Theory of social work (1st semester); Structures of living environments, Salutogenetic basics of social work (2nd semester); Methods and decision-making skills in social work 1, Basics of social work theory (3rd semester): Theories of social work, European and international social policy and social work, Structures of living environments (4th semester); work placement, bachelor thesis 1 (5th semester); Organisation of social work, Theory-practice reflexion, living environments, social and personal skills (6th semester). In the fourth semester the students can do an optional study abroad semester at one of the FH Vorarlberg's partner universities. They have to complete a four-week work placement in the second semester and a 15-week work placement in the fifth semester. The students also have to write two bachelor's theses. The programme concludes with an oral bachelor's examination.

Entrance examinations

Admission procedure

Supplementary examinations