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Support from the start: Transdisciplinary Early Intervention (B.A.)

The bachelor's program Transdisciplinary Early Intervention trains students to become specialists in early childhood development from birth. For decades, early intervention has been a highly specialized field of developmental diagnostics, therapy and support for children in Germany and internationally, which have difficulties in their development. Such difficulties can arise, for example, from illnesses, difficult living conditions or disabilities.

Our internationally oriented and highly practice-based bachelor's program offers students a scientifically sound pedagogical education. The students are looked after intensively by the professors of the university and prepared for an emotionally and technically challenging profession. They are empowered to recognize the complexities of developmental processes, to acquire networked knowledge about the opportunities and risks of child development, and to understand themselves as part of a team that supports the best possible individual development of the child.

The Bachelor program Transdisciplinary Early Intervention is state recognized and accredited.

  • Course Content and Structure
  • Admission Requirements
  • Career Perspectives

Course Content and Structure

The Bachelor's program Transdisciplinary Early Intervention at MSH imparts theoretical knowledge in the following areas:

  • early childhood development and education,
  • goal-oriented promotion,
  • Inclusion of children in KITAS or school,
  • working together with parents and Working in a team with doctors, therapists, psychologists, social workers etc.

First, the students learn the basics of education and education, psychology, social sciences and law as well as the medical and therapeutic basics for the promotion of transdisciplinary competences.

Another focus is on the acquisition of concrete skills, such as in the diagnostics, the promotion and treatment planning, the targeted development promotion, the relationship design to the child and the family, the crisis discussion and the mourning work. Furthermore, the degree program deepens social and personal competencies in communication with vulnerable families.

In the Bachelor's degree program, guided practical assignments amounting to at least 100 days are provided in recognized internships in Germany or abroad. This gives students the opportunity to combine theory and practice right from the start.

Working in and with the whole family as a system is seen above all from the point of view of resource orientation and help for self-help (empowerment). In conjunction with management (planning and documentation of early intervention, billing, personnel planning) and scientific competences, students acquire comprehensive reflection and action skills and the opportunity to qualify for leadership tasks.

Admission Requirements

What requirements do you have to bring with you for the bachelor program Transdisciplinary Early Intervention?

  • General university entrance qualification, subject-specific university entrance qualification or the »Fachhochschulreife« according to § 37 HmbHG
  • or special access for employed persons according to § 38 HmbHG on entrance examination (according to the entrance examination regulations) and an interview
  • At least one month's internship in a recognized social and health care institution

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The application

  • Completed and signed application for admission with a CV and two current passport photos (names on back)
  • Copy of identity card (front and back), foreign students identity card
  • if applicable, evidence of activities performed to date
  • Study book or graduation certificate if the applicant has already studied at other universities

MSH study programs are NC-free: talent, motivation and discipline count more than the grade point average on the certificate. Punctuality, good performance and commitment during your studies are of great importance.

Career Perspectives

Educational, medical-therapeutic, medical and psychological specialists already work in Germany in more than 1,000 early childhood care centers and more than 100 supraregional social pediatric centers in Germany. However, until recently, pedagogical professionals lacked specific training that consistently meets the requirements of practitioners: They work with children who live in different situations. They deal with the topics of migration, disability, chronic diseases, inclusion and social law. They acquire knowledge in developmental diagnostic procedures, forms of counseling, development promotion and dealing with life crises. For this purpose, competent, reliable, creative and optimistic professionals are urgently needed.

In addition to working in outpatient facilities, well-trained professionals can find work in semi-stationary facilities and integrated day-care centers. Here, early-career specialists are in high demand for the advice of day-care centers, parents, but also for the targeted promotion of children's development. It expects an extensive field of work, which has been further strengthened by the prevention and integration requirements of SGB IX (§§ 3 and 4).

Read more in the interview with Prof. Dr. Liane Simon

At a glance

Start date
1st October (WS)

Study duration
Full-time: 6 Semester

Study fees
390 Euro/Month

One-time enrollment fee
100 Euro

Bachelor of Arts

Areas of Application
> Special Needs Education Centers
> Interdisciplinary Early Intervention Centers
> Inclusive Daycare
> Social Pediatric Centers
> Facilities for Early Help
> Clinics
> Healthcare Companies

Information as PDF Download (German only)
Flyer Transdisciplinary Early Intervention (B.A.)

Melanie Godehardt
Candidate Management
Department Family, Child and Social Work

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Information on the study program (German only)

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