In a Nutshell

Master Program:
Social Work M.A.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Program form:
consecutive Master
Program structure:
3 semesters (incl. Master's thesis), 90 ECTS
Program start:
summer semester (March 15)
Admission requirements:
GPA: 2.0 or better (German grading system)
accredited by ACQUIN
Instruction language:
mainly German (level C1 required)
from November 15 to January 15


The goal of the Master's program in Social Work at University Coburg is to expand and specialize the knowledge and skills acquired in previous studies. The consecutive Master’s degree deepens the academic education. It leads to a second university degree that enables graduates to apply scientific knowledge independently to creative professional practice. The acquired skills consist of developing, managing, consulting, and performing research at the interfaces between subject-specific social work and people’s environment in modern society. The program also conveys deeper theoretical skills in foundation, evaluation, and methodology. 

Research and Practice

The Master's program in Social Work at Coburg University combines theory and practice. In cooperation with national and international universities, students can work on interesting social issues. They research theories, methods, and strategies of social work and develop solutions from them for people in different situations in life. The program also offers the opportunity to develop personally. This includes self-reflection, time and work management, and personal communication and conflict skills.

Curriculum and Examination Regulations

The [module structure]* provides an overview of the structure of the program. The  [module manual]* provides information about the content of the individual modules. The [study and examination regulations]* form the legal basis for the study program.

Modules that are no longer taught can be found here.

*only available in german at the moment

Application and Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Diplom or Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.0 or better (German grading system)
  • Field of Bachelor's program: Social work or related areas (e.g. pedagogy, psychology, sociology, or health promotion)
  • At least seven semesters (210 ECTS), including a required internship or six semesters (180 ECTS) without required internship semester. The missing 30 ECTS points in theory or practice can be made up during the Master's program.


Here you can find all the important information about evaluating your school-leaving certificates and learning German in order to start a master program at the University of Coburg.

Since the program is taught in German, you also have to prove your knowledge in German before the start of studies (level C1/C2).

Further and current informations can also be found on the German website of this course.