School of Social Work


Social work deals with overcoming social problems and difficult situations with individuals, groups and communities, the causes of which can be of an interpersonal, economic, psychological, health or educational nature. The task of social work is to advise, manage, intervene, mobilise and represent in precarious life situations. Students at the School of Social Work at DHBW Stuttgart acquire appropriate cognitive, methodological and socio-ethical skills to understand complex problem situations and contribute professionally to their solution.

The course, which leads to a Bachelor of Arts, is a generalist study programme of social work. Following graduation, students acquire state recognition as a Social Educationalist / Social Worker. Social Science (Theory and Methods), as well as the associated sciences integrated in Social Science (Legal Science, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Social Management, Social Information Technology etc.) are taught in 24 modules.

Undergraduate Study Programme at DHBW Stuttgart

  • Looked-After Children, Education and Family Support
  • Care and Rehabilitation
  • Social Work with Children and Families
  • Work, Integration and Social Security
  • Social Work in the Justice System
  • Social Work in the Health Care Sector
  • Social Work with Children and Young People
  • Early Years Social Work