Social Work

The Kiron study track “Social Work” will make you an academically trained, yet hands-on expert in tackling social issues like health problems related to social status, family violence, or problems that underprivileged groups such as the homeless or refugees might have.

After successfully completing the Social Work core curriculum, you will:

  • Outline what Social Work as a discipline is about and what purposes it serves
  • Explain scientific theories related to Social Work as an academic discipline
  • Apply a number of Social Work methods 
  • Discuss a number of different issues related to Social Work, like the connection between social status and health or social justice
Topics & Contents

The modules offered in the Kiron Social Work study track cover the foundations of the field, for example:

  • Social Work as a discipline and a profession
  • Health Studies
  • Social Management
  • Education
Course Material & Assignments

The Kiron Social Work study track includes MOOCs (live and self-paced). The majority of the MOOCs feature:

  • Video lectures
  • Additional readings

All courses have

  • Non-graded exercises (e.g. practice quizzes, practice problem sets)
  • Graded assignments (e.g. quizzes, homework sets, problem sets)

Some courses have midterm and final exams in form of:

  • Multiple choice tests
  • Peer-reviewed assignments for research projects or pieces of writing
Career Perspectives

Once you complete your studies at one of our partner universities, you can pursue a career as a social worker in various fields, including:

  • Health Care
  • Drug Prevention
  • Youth Welfare
  • Social Welfare
  • Refugee Support

You will be qualified to work in/ with, for example:

  • Information & Counseling Centers
  • Family Centers
  • Nursery Schools
  • People with disabilities.
Basic Requirements
  • English language proficiency (level B2 minimum)

Not sure if you have the skills to take courses in Social Work right away? Kiron offers preparatory courses and language courses to help you get you started.

Is This the Right Study Track for You?
  • You have a passion for directly helping people in need in a professional way?
  • You are all about “doing something practical”, but in an informed and reflected way?
  • You have a positive attitude towards human beings and a high degree of social and communication skills?
  • You are a resilient, self-motivating person who can tolerate being confronted with personal problems of others on a daily basis while often facing a lack of resources in terms of finances and staff?

If your answer is “yes”, Social Work is the right study track for you!

Partner Universities

Kiron is cooperating with the following universities where you can finalize your Bachelor’s degree if your field of study is given. Kiron itself does not award degrees. In order to receive a degree Kiron is supporting you in the transfer process:

(1) get accepted as a student and
(2) get the Kiron Credits recognized.

Alice Salomon Hochschule, Berlin, Germany (SoSc)
Alanus Hochschule Bonn/Alfter, Germany (B&E)
B-TU Cottbus, Germany (B&E)
Bard College Berlin, Germany (B&E, PS)
BBW Hochschule, Berlin, Germany (B&E)
FH Aachen, Germany (CS, ME)
FH Lübeck, Germany (CS, ME)
FH Münster, Germany (B&E, ME, CS, SoSc)
FH Potsdam, Germany (SoSc)
HS Fresenius, Germany (B&E)
HS Fulda, Germany (SoSc)
HS Heilbronn, Germany (CS)
HS Koblenz, Germany (SoSc)
HS München, Germany (B&E, SoSc)
HS RheinMain,Wiesbaden, Germany (SoSc)
HWR Berlin, Germany (B&E)
KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany (B&E)
KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany (ME)
Leuphana Lüneburg, Germany (CS)
LMU München , Germany (CS)
RWTH Aachen, Germany (CS, ME)
Technische Hochschule Wildau, Germany (B&E, CS)
TU Berlin, Germany (CS)
TU Clausthal, Germany (B&E, CS, ME)
TU Hamburg, Germany (ME)
Univeristät Bayreuth, Germany (ME)
Univeristät Freiburg, Germany (B&E)
Univeristät Konstanz, Germany (CS)
Universität Bielefeld, Germany (B&E)
Universität Jena, Germany (CS)
Universität Kassel, Germany (B&E)
Universität Passau, Germany (CS)
Universität Witten/Herdecke, Germany (B&E)
Universität Paderborn, Germany (B&E, CS, ME)
Universität Rostock, Germany (CS, ME)
SciencesPo, Paris, France (PS)
CNAM Paris, France (CS)