The Bachelor's degree qualifies students to work in all fields of social work. It provides professional help for self-help, for those in distress, who cannot change their situation without external support. In the area of early intervention, graduates are able to consider and protect the welfare of a child, support parents in their childrearing skills, offer counselling for people in difficult situations and are thus able to fall back on comprehensive knowledge. Graduates can deal professionally with the mentally ill of different age groups, support them and deal with the specific difficulties that can arise due to poverty, disability or old age.
The aim of the study program is a scientific education that not only provides students with possible solutions to acute problems, but also with an analytical and preventive perspective. In order to best prepare students for future collaboration with different professional groups, we attach great importance to imparting various skills in the fields of medicine, pedagogy, medical therapy, psychology, art and social work.
The demand for skilled personnel in the field of social work has continued to rise in recent years. Reasons for this are, for example, new social and legal tasks in the area of child protection, adolescent social work, educational support for parents and integration assistance for children and adolescents with mental disabilities. But well-trained personnel are also needed for the health promotion and rehabilitation of people with chronic or mental disorders. Another important area in social work is education - which is further expanding due to new demands for inclusion - and the increased development of social spaces.
Special Feature of the Degree Program:
The bachelor's degree in Social Work at the MSH was declared suitable for professional regulations in accordance with §3 of the Social Work Recognition Act (Anerkennungsgesetz Soziale Arbeit) by the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Family and Integration of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Thus, successful graduation leads to state recognition as a social pedagogue or social worker.
The Bachelor's degree in Social Work is recognized and accredited by the state.