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

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Study Objectives

The graduates of the master’s program “International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants” are enabled to successfully help finding solutions for social issues in the field of Social Work in the context of immigrants and refugees.

The graduates of the master’s program:

  • … have obtained an interdisciplinary understanding of the connections of escape and immigration as well as their impacts on individuals.
  • ... are able to act sensitively within the intercultural field of action as well as to professionally deal with pluralism and its challenges.
  • ... are able to make decisions and to find adequate solutions based on intercultural, legal, pedagogical and psychological skills.
  • ... have obtained distinctive skills in working with unaccompanied underage refugees.
  • ... are aware of structures, actors and organizations within a national and international context and are able to safely move and network within these action areas.
  • ... are skilled in organization and management to adapt social facilities to current circumstances and challenges, to take on managerial responsibilities and, likewise, to modify institutions according to the services’ intercultural opening.
  • ... are able to develop, perform and accompany the on-site management of honorary offices in terms of the work with refugees.
  • ... have gained an insight into the structures and challenges of Social Work in different (non-European) countries.
  • ... have acquired foreign language skills which facilitate work with immigrants and refugees on-site.
  • ... are able to identify complex problems in the field of Social Work with refugees and immigrants and to critically assess such problems based on empirical and theoretical findings.
  • ... are able to develop research designs, as well as to develop, carry out and evaluate projects.
  • ... have been reflecting on their professional actions and developed their individual understanding of the profession and its roles.