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Education and Social Work
Master of Arts
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The degree program
Based on a broad scientific foundation of the Bachelor's degree program in Social Work, the Master's degree program is to further deepen theperspective in Social Pedagogy and expand it with stronger theory and research references. In addition to the obligatory module in Social Pedagogy, students choose modules in scientific specialization areas (Social Differentiation and Difference-Sensitive Pedagogy; Forms of life: Education and Subjectification; Legal Theory and Sociology of Law; Social Problems and Social Change; Psychology), in interdisciplinary focus areas and have obligatory modules in Research Methods / Research Practice.
Students must choose two of the following interdisciplinary focus areas (Growing Up under Difficult Conditions; Participation of Persons with Disabilities; Child and Youth Work / Education; Social Work in the Context of Criminal Law) to improve research and profession-related knowledge, get to know the different subject-specific perspectives and develop professional action strategies.
The target of the Master's degree program is acquisition of well-founded subject-specific knowledge and competences for professional work within the diverse fields of Education and Social Work. Possibilities of a scientific/academic career are to be opened up (access to doctoral studies in the subject of Education Science, especially Social Pedagogy).
The Master's degree program is rather research-oriented. In contrast to specialising Masters' study programs, the subject combination program in Siegen is not targeted at specialization (as, e.g., "Social Management"), but pursues a line of a broad subject-scientific and research-practical perspective that opens up many professional options (e.g. managing positions as youth work planner, work in further training management or education planning, or contribution to research institutes).
The ability of seeing and analysing complex (social) problems for different areas of activity is a central technical competence. Developing the corresponding intervention and action strategies from this and being able to review their efficiency using specific research strategies and methods.
1) The academic degree of a "Bachelor of Arts" in Social Work / Social Pedagogy or Pedagogy or a degree equivalent to the ones named above.
2) The degree qualifying for access must have been passed at least with the grade "Good" (2.5).
3) The admission to the Master's degree program is determined by the examination board for Education and Social Work.
The examination regulations relevant at the time shall apply.
Examination regulations/degree plan/module manuals/internship rules
Examination regulations (FPOs) specify the basic structures of a degree program (e.g. admission requirements and contents to be studied). Students are automatically subject to the current version of their FPO when they matriculate for their first subject-related semester. This means that even if the FPO changes during their studies, the original version according to which they matriculated will remain valid (provided that the FPO does not expire).
The respective degree plan is the recommended example progress of the studies in individual subjects and is part of a FPO.
Supplementary provisions and details for any module to be studied can be found in the FPO as well (e.g. requirements for taking a written test or content-related information on the modules, ...).
We recommend at least looking at the study schedule for your degree program before the lecture time starts, to ensure that you know which modules are intended for the start of your studies.