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Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2
57076 Siegen

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Education and Social Work


Master of Arts

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The degree program

Based on a broad social-education foundation of the Bachelor's degree program in Social work, the Master's degree program is to further deepen the social-education perspective of the studies and expand it with stronger theory and research references. The studies are made up of modules in scientific specialization areas (general education sciences, social education, psychology, sociology), in interdisciplinary focus areas and in research methods/practice.

In addition to the scientific specializations, an interdisciplinary focus formation is planned in three areas (concept development and organization of social services; education and social space; diversity and social inequality). Students can 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 pedagogics or social-education work fields. Possibilities of a scientific/academic career are to be opened up (access to doctoral studies in the subject of education sciences or social education).

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.


Admission requirements

1) The academic degree of a "Bachelor of Arts" in social work / pedagogics: Development and inclusion or the academic degree of a "Diplom-Sozialarbeiter" (graduate social worker) or "Diplom-Sozialpädagoge" (graduate social education worker) or a degree equivalent to the ones named above in content and scope.

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 boards for education and social work.

The examination regulations relevant at the time shall apply.


Study organization

Examination regulations/degree plan/module manuals/internship rules

Examination regulations (POs) 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 PO when they matriculate for their first subject-related semester. This means that even if the PO changes during their studies, the original version according to which they matriculated will remain valid (provided that the PO does not expire).
The respective degree plan is the recommended example progress of the studies in individual subjects and is part of a PO.
Supplementary provisions and details for any module to be studied can be found in the module manually (e.g. requirements for taking a written test or content-related information on the modules/events, ...).
The internship rules define the conditions under which the required or optional internships must be completed.

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.