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Practice Department

of the Faculty of Social Work

The Practice Department forms the interface between the university and the professional practice of social work.

Mehrere Personen sitzen draußen zusammen an einem Tisch.

Tasks of the Practice Department

  • Promoting the practical relevance of the degree programme
  • Counselling, support and supervision of students before, during and after the practical phases
  • Organisational and administrative management and evaluation of the practical phases
  • Liaising between students, university lecturers and professionals and professional practice institutions
  • Advising social work organisations and professionals on all issues relating to the study-integrated practical phases
  • Further development and assurance of the quality standards of the practical phases, including with regard to state recognition
  • National and international networking
  • Membership, cooperation and professional exchange in the Federal Working Group of Practice Centres at Universities of Social Work in Germany
Drei Personen sitzen in einem Gebäude an einem Tisch auf Stühlen und schauen sich an.

Practical semester

The practical semester is an integral part of the Bachelor's degree programmes and lasts at least 22 weeks.

Internship semester abroad

Get to know social work in other countries through your own practical experience

Zwei Personen sitzen zusammen an einem Tisch und schauen sich an.

Studying with in-depth practice

Gain professional experience during your studies

Mehrere Personen basteln an einem selbstgemachten Spiel.

Practical work on the Master's degree programme in Social Work Clinical Social Work

Apply and reflect on clinical social work methods during the study programme

Online practice centre portal

Support in finding a job for the internship semester or a job during or after your studies

Cooperation between university and practice

There are various opportunities for social work organisations to cooperate with the Faculty of Social Work

Drei Personen stehen nebeneinander und lächeln.

Practice forum

Exchange for supervisors and students on internships on topics relevant to internships

"Qualified practical guidance in social work"

Further training programme for practice supervisors in social work

Drei Personen unterhalten sich

Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship - an opportunity to shape the future and gain additional qualifications