Degree Programme


Studying Social Work in Salzburg

"Social work" (= social work / social pedagogics/ social management) is a worldwide discipline that deals with the theory and methodology of professional activation of individuals in vulnerable situations.

Extensive knowledge on the problems of people, theoretically grounded methodology in activating social work and management of social services make up the qualifications of the programme.

Legal and economic expertise is also very important. Experts in social work must often prove themselves in conflict-laden relationship work. Professional behavior in the tension field between empathy and demarcation requires not only knowledge and skill but also a dignified personal profile.

Course Structure

Within the bachelor programme Social Work, inter and trans-disciplinary teaching is focussed upon, the linking and practical application of knowledge and a variety of disciplines such as social management, law, education, sociology, ethics, migration studies or psychology.

Here, social conditioning factors and their modes of action are taught, based on social problems, social change and the (re)design of social realities using innovative solutions.