Master of Science in Social Work
The Master's degree in Social Work is a generalised course that builds on the Bachelor's degree or an equivalent university degree. It enhances the knowledge acquired in the Bachelor's course and provides a sound academic overview of the field.
The requirements for specialists in social work have increased considerably. Today the labour market requires specialists with extensive knowledge and direct experience of the professional practice of social work. There is an increasing demand for specialists who are able to develop new aspects of social work - in strategic positions in practice, research and teaching.
Graduates of the Master's degree programme in social work are able to:
- Cooperate across disciplines
- Provide input to improve their profession and field
- Analyse and assess
- Define and solve problems
- Research and evaluate
- To clearly define situations, act as intermediaries and convince others.
|Title / Qualification||Master of Science in Social Work|
|Program study options||Full or part-time/in conjunction with a job|
|Language(s) of instruction||German, some lessons in English; some mandatory literature in English|
|Campus(es)||Berne, Lucerne, St. Gallen, Zurich|
|Course begins||Spring semester: Week 8|
Autumn semester: Week 38
|Deadline for applications||Application deadline for the Master program|
|Co-operations||Lucerne University of Applied Arts and Sciences, St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences, Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW|
The course of studies enables students to further develop social work: to develop new models and approaches in a scientific, systematic manner, to plan and conduct research and to control complex projects. Areas of work include demanding functions in public administration, in private non-profit organisations, in the education sector or in international organisations. Successful graduation from the degree programme qualifies students to work on a doctoral dissertation.