Social Sciences

The Department of Social Sciences at Koblenz University of Applied Sciences offers practice-oriented study programmes in which students acquire the science-based competences that are necessary to be able to work successfully as specialists in social work and childhood education on a professional level. Our highly motivated and dedicated staff ensure that our students can acquire scientific knowledge and interdisciplinary skills.

Teaching in our department is closely linked to professional practice and supported by lecturers who contribute their extensive professional experience, making it available to you. The study programmes are successfully accredited, and professors of the department have received numerous awards for their outstanding teaching achievements.

In addition to our on-campus undergraduate B.A. programme in Social Work, we also offer part-time, job-integrated and sandwich online programmes, providing people with work and/or family commitments with the opportunity to earn a university degree. Around 2,100 students are currently enrolled in our study programmes.


Research, continuing education and transfer

The Department of Social Sciences includes two institutes dedicated to continuing education, research and transfer: The Institute for Research and Continuing Education (IFW) conducts scientific continuing education and innovative research projects in social and educational fields of action, thus supporting the transfer of knowledge between science and practice. The Institute for Education and Care in Childhood | Rhineland-Palatinate (IBEB) pursues the goal of linking the university’s insights, concepts, knowledge and innovations with their application in practice and politics through a mutual transfer and discourse.

Open to diversity and differences

The Department of Social Sciences is committed to a broad diversity of identities and affiliations through which people differ from one another as individuals and promotes an open, appreciative and non-discriminatory approach to this diversity. The diversity of students on the one hand and in our department team on the other hand is respected as an important asset for our future development on an organisational and academic level. The department also stands up against any form of disadvantage and discrimination that people may experience based on individual or diversely linked categories of difference (gender, ethnic origin, socio-cultural affiliation, religion, affected by disability, age, sexual orientation and others).

Study programmes

Bachelor's degrees:

Master's degrees:

  • Master of Arts: Social Work (MASW)
  • Master of Arts: Childhood Studies and Social Sciences (MAKS)

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