Clinical Social Work M.A.
The study programme
The work-integrated study programme in Clinical Social Work is especially suitable for professionals who want to provide psychosocial advice, supervision and treatment and wish to specialise in view of the increasing isolation and exclusion of marginalised, previously difficult to reach people.
The Master’s study programme is offered in cooperation with Coburg University of Applied Sciences. Students study in block seminars with learning support for five semesters in a fixed study group of around 25 students. Flexible learning support for the Master’s thesis is provided in the sixth semester. Graduates of the postgraduate study programme are awarded the title of ‘Master of Arts’ in the field of clinical social work.
The work-integrated study programme in Clinical Social Work is above all suitable for professionals who want provide psychosocial advice, supervision and treatment and wish to specialise in view of the increasing isolation and exclusion of marginalised, previously difficult to reach people.
In addition to gaining methodological expertise, clinical social workers learn how to creatively apply their knowledge in complex and changing practice situations. Emphasis is also placed on the ability to create new knowledge through research and to reflect on this and translate it into practice. Clinical social work is dedicated to serving people who strive for a dignified life but often fail due to social and institutional hurdles.
Fields of work for clinical social workers
Potential fields of work include:
- Inpatient, semi-inpatient and outpatient institutions for child, youth and adult psychiatry
- (Day) clinics and practices
- Social-psychiatric services
- Therapeutic shared living communities and supervised living
- Family, youth and child welfare
- Working with traumatised children and adults
- Working with victims and perpetrators of physical, mental and sexual abuse
- Specialised, acute and rehabilitation hospitals
- Outpatient and inpatient addiction advice, addiction therapy
- Resocialisation and support for people at risk
- Working with senior citizens, gerontopsychiatry and self-help projects
The language of instruction is German. Fees are due for this programme. For further information please switch to our German website.