Social Work

Our BSc programme prepares you for all professional fields of social work. Put what you learn into practice and develop your personal and social skills.

This degree programme:

  • provides a general qualification for a profession in social work, social education or sociocultural animation;

  • includes a Development Centre that records your personal development opportunities, and coaching sessions that promote your personal and social skills;

  • helps you build your own career profile by allowing plenty of choices with regard to the practical and compulsory-elective modules and the bachelor’s thesis;

  • includes two practical modules (each lasting 5 to 12 months, depending on your contract of employment) that allow you to put the methods and techniques you have learned into practice in a real-life context and reflect on the results;

  • works with a range of modern didactic approaches: from group work to e-learning and exercises in the virtual reality lab;

  • encourages the development of intercultural skills with foreign language modules, a semester/internship abroad, study trips and a Certificate of Global Competence;

  • allows flexible study and delivers reliable scheduling for full-time and part-time students.


  • Title/Degree Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Specialisations generalistisch: Sozialarbeit, Sozialpädagogik, Soziokulturelle Animation
  • Mode of study Full-time (6 semesters) or part-time (up to 10 semesters)
  • Start date Autumn semester: Calendar week 38
    Spring semester: Calendar week 8
  • Application deadline Autumn semester: 1st March
    Spring semester: 31 July
  • ECTS credits 180 ECTS credits
  • Teaching language German – individual modules in different foreign languages
  • Location Bern
  • School School of Social Work
  • Programme Handbook

Bachelor in Social Work

  • Specialist publication

Handbuch Sozialwesen Schweiz

This degree programme is offered in German. For detailed information, go to the German page.