Master International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants :: Fakultät Angewandte Sozialwissenschaften (FAS) :: FHWS

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Master's Degree Programme "International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants"


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International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants

The Masters programme "International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants" is an application-oriented, consecutive and, in terms of content and sharing, internationally oriented English-language study programme.

This course of studies is aimed at potential students who want to make a contribution through academic application oriented qualification in the field of Social Work, in order to

  • support and empower refugees and immigrants within an international context, as well as to foster their integration into the host society or the intercultural opening of basic services and public administration; this is especially aimed at winning foreign experts and their respective linguistic, cultural and religious backgrounds for international and German Social Work;
  • take on and organize assistance for refugees in hotspot asylum centers of the European Union or refugee camps of the UNHCR in regions of origin and transit within a European and international context, to ensure orderly access to the protection of refugees and to give a perspective to the people affected within such facilities.

The programme provides professional, social and profession-related competences for the field of action of social work with migrants and refugees in the international and national context. Based on empirical findings and theoretical references, students are qualified in intercultural, legal, educational and psychological terms, to implement solution-oriented action for the special situation of refugees and migrants and to develop it. They are enabled, to operate in the area of policies of local as well as international actors. The professional grasp of social work in the context of migration will be thus further developed.

Due to its international orientation and cooperation with universities abroad, this masters degree programme at the FHWS fosters human and professional exchange with the countries of origin and with the transit regions, and thus qualifies also for work on site and in the international context. 


The course begins along with the summer semester on March 15th.

Study Duration 3 Semesters (incl. Master Thesis)
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Admission Requirements Bachelor degree or diploma in the study programme social work, welfare, welfare work or social pedagogy with an overall score of 2.5 or better and at least 210 credit points, or a qualitatively equivalent university degree; with a qualification of at least 180 CPs, the missing 30 CPs can be made up subject to certain conditions. Applicants, who have acquired their study programme qualification at a non-German language institution, must provide proof of sufficient knowledge of German (language proficiency level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe or higher) in order to be admitted; enrolment takes place in this respect subject to the condition that proof is provided by the end of the second semester. Sufficient knowledge of the English language in speech and writing is highly recommended and a level B2 English proficiency is required. You can find more information on the 'language' page of our website.
Start Always in the summer semester on 15 March
Application deadline October 15th of the previous year until January 15th of the year in which the course of studies begins.
Language English