Studies

Size, diversity and interdisciplinarity offer students a range of degree programmes that covers the full spectrum of the respective subject area while at the same time allowing for differentiation and specialisation.

Scientifically grounded and at the same time application-oriented teaching as well as close cooperation with partners from the practical world ensure an optimal preparation for your career. The basis for this is our own application-oriented research and its transfer into the practical world.

The academic education provided by our bachelor's programme can be completed by a consecutive or advanced master’s degree in addition with doctoral studies offered in cooperation with other universities.

At the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences (FAS), we offer three bachelor’s and five master’s programmes.

We would like to cordially invite you to be open for everything studying entails. Go on an expedition through your field of study and dare to look beyond your own nose. Have the courage to ask open and clear questions. Discover new things - perhaps even during a semester abroad - and let yourself be fascinated by them. Have the courage to be curious in order to gain knowledge and insight. Look forward to getting to know new things. 

Programmes

Bachelor’s programmes

Bachelor's programme Social Work

Diploma: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; N. C.; pre-study internship (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The programme’s objective is training the ability to act professionally in the various practice fields of social work based on scientific knowledge and scientific methods. Its concept is geared towards the rapid changes in the welfare state and the constantly emerging problems, as well as the socially valid claim of quality management in social work. In addition to an undergraduate education, knowledge and skills are taught that stress a behaviour-oriented approach. Social problems are analysed against the background of empirical-scientific findings and methods are used whose effectiveness is testable and verifiable. After the behaviour-oriented approach has long proved to be successful in other countries, the training provides a connection to international practice. 
Taught qualifications are oriented towards the Global Standards for Social Work Education and Training.

Programme Structure

The first stage of studies covers theoretical issues like the basics of social work as a disciplin and profession, basics of humanities and social sciences, behaviour-oriented action, law and management, and scientific research. The second stage of studies begins with the internship during the 5th semester. During the 6th and 7th semester, there are general courses, but students also choose their specialised area of studies and write their bachelor’s thesis. Currently possible specialisations: Development and support in early childhood; social service for predelinquents and social re-integration; healthcare counselling; youth and adult education; social support for children, youths and families; music therapy in social work; social work in an immigrant society; social work in an ageing society; social work with mentally ill and addicted persons; social work and disability.

Career Perspectives

The sphere of activity includes measures for children and young people, social services for women and/or mothers, for the married and for families, support for the elderly and/or disabled, offers in healthcare, services for people with a migration background, support against educational disadvantages and for the unemployed and/or poor, and services for delinquents, but also participating in training, teaching and research, in continuing education and advanced training. These tasks are fulfilled by public and non-profit institutions and services.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and programme specific admission requirements:

Contact persons

Prof. Dr. Theresia Wintergerst
Room T.2.15
Tiepolostr. 6
97070 Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8926
E-Mail theresia.wintergerst[at]fhws.de

Bachelor’s programme Healthcare Management

Diploma: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; completed vocational training in healthcare profession (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

This full-time programme equips students for general management or lead department roles in healthcare facilities. Therefore, students are taught technical-methodical, but also social-personal management skills. The programme uses an interdisciplinary business- and behaviour-oriented approach. Among the topics is not only the management of organisations, groups and personnel, but also reflecting one’s own role in management. To be able to also apply knowledge acquired in a theoretical way, students can gain multiple experiences from healthcare facilities by working on a practical project, by an internship and a practice-oriented final thesis.

Programme Structure

Standard time to degree is seven semesters, the 5th semester being the practical semester. The6th and 7th semester serves specialisation where students can choose their study focus individually. After completing all modules successfully students will have earned 210 Credit Points and the degree “Bachelor of Arts” (B.A.). The degree opens ways for further academic training – from a master’s programme to doctoral studies.

Career Perspectives

Graduates take on leading roles in clinics and institutions of geriatric care. They work in associations, health insurances, consulting services and other institutions of the healthcare sector. Another important occupational field is quality and risk management in healthcare facilities.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and programme specific admission requirements:

Contact persons

Prof. Dr. Holger Truckenbrodt
Pavillion I
Room T.1.06
Tiepolostraße 6
97070 Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8501 oder -8420
E-Mail holger.truckenbrodt[at]fhws.de

Consultation hours by arrangement

Bachelor’s programme Media Management

Diploma: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; N. C. (see below)

Language of Instruction: German, parts in English

Duration: 7 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

Media are constantly changing - especially due to constant technical innovation and the following change of use habits. The degree programme prepares students to develop, produce, design, and sell content for different kinds of media (print, broadcasting, online media; mobile applications). The central idea is teaching the students skills and knowledge of communication studies, business administration, but also legal issues and design-related matters. Students get to know all methods of media production from a strategic and also an operational perspective so that special skills in managing media projects are being developed.

Programme Structure

At the start of the programme, there is a three-day team training. During the first four semesters, students learn business basics and the fundamentals of media science and journalism. Additionally, their technical English knowledge will be intensified. Many practice-oriented projects support the development of managerial skills. The 5th semester is an internship semester usually spent in media companies, marketing departments or agencies. During the 6th and 7th semester, students can choose from four areas of specialisation to further enhance their skills: Cross-media editing, PR and Corporate Communications, Product and Project Management, Digital Media Marketing. The degree programme is completed by writing a bachelor’s thesis. Academic education is completed by a bachelor's thesis.

Career Perspectives

 

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and programme specific admission requirements:

Contact persons

Prof. Dr. Thilo Büsching 
Room F.1.18
Friedrichstraße 17a
97082 Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8489 
E-Mail thilo.buesching[at]fhws.de

Master’s programmes

Master’s programme Social Work

Diploma: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 3 semesters (start: summer semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The consecutive Master’s programme Social Work is a complex full-time programme which follows the bachelor’s programme Social Work at the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences. Its graduates are qualified for management, higher-level and professional duties on a master’s level. For these, the programme teaches the following competences:

  • deeper methodical expertise in terms of receiving and implementing research results 
  • advanced competences in terms of behavioural analysis and intervention
  • more detailed knowledge about management
  • greater ability to participate in social science discourses and confidently represent a professional position when in contact with future colleagues from other disciplines.

Programme Structure

The Master’s programme takes three semesters consisting of eleven modules. Courses mainly take place during the first two semesters, while the 3d semester is almost completely dedicated to the master’s thesis. Modules of the 1st semester are Academia and Social Work I, Behavioural Methods, Law and Social Work , Organisation and Quality Management, and Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods. During the 2nd semester, there are Academia and Social Work II, Finance and Staff Management, Media and Social Work, Behavioural Projects I, Socio-Scientific Specialisation, and Methodological Specialisation. Behavioural Projects are practical projects with four contact hours per week. Practical projects are continued during the 3rd semester (Behavioural Projects II) when also the final thesis is prepared.

Career Perspectives

Graduates are qualified for management, higher-level and professional duties on a master’s level, i.e. for leading roles in social enterprises, child and youth psychotherapy possibly with their own practice, expert and consulting tasks for (social welfare) associations or foundations, but also for jobs in teaching and researching at universities of applied sciences.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and programme specific admission requirements:

Contact persons

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Gartzke
Room T.2.12
Tiepolostraße 6
97070 Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8907
E-Mail msa.fas[at]fhws.de

Consultation hours by arrangement (e-mail preferred)

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Master's programme International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants

Diploma: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements (see below)

Language of Instruction: English

Duration: 3 semesters (start: summer semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: none

The Masters programme International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants is an application-oriented and, in terms of content and sharing, internationally oriented English-language degree programme. The programme provides professional, social and profession-related competences for the field of action of social work with migrants and refugees in the international and national context. Based on empirical finings and theoretical references, students are qualified in intercultural, legal, educational and psychological terms to develop and implement solution-oriented courses of action for the special situation of refugees and migrants. They are enabled to operate in the area of policies of local as well as international actors. The professional grasp of social work in the context of migration will thus be further developed.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of six areas of study which will turn the students’ focus to the international level of social work, sensitise them for the work with refugees and migrants, and teach them practice-oriented methodological and decision-making competences. Especially the area of study no. V strengthens the international focus of the programme. Students learn the language of a typical region of origin or transit and have the opportunity to study abroad or do an internship abroad for one semester, preferably in a region of origin or transit.

Career Perspectives

Graduates are able to act professionally on a national level (e.g. migrants’ advice centres, youth welfare with unaccompanied minor refugees, volunteer management) and to do management tasks. Moreover, they are able to work skilfully and competently in an international environment (e.g. supervision of UNHCR refugee camps, EU Asylum Hotspot Centres or other internationally operating organisations). The steadily growing demand for skilled specialists due to the world-wide increasing migration results in very good job prospects.

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and programme specific admission requirements:

Contact

Prof. Dr. Vathsala Aithal
Room T.1.12
Tiepolostraße 6
97070 Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8235
E-Mail vathsala.aithal[at]fhws.de

Consultation by arrangement.

Advanced training master’s programmes

Master's programme Developmental Music Therapy and Music Therapy with Dementia Patients

Diploma: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Entrance Requirements: see below “Additional Information”

Language of Instruction: German, parts in English

Duration: 4 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: € 6,800

The advanced training programme Developmental Music Therapy and Music Therapy with Dementia Patients at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt qualifies its students for an independent, scientifically sound application and development of music therapy interventions. It focuses especially on skills in music therapy for both the disabled (including autism, neurorehabilitation and hospice work) and dementia patients (including the elderly with other handicaps). The programme’s paradigm is a bio-psycho-social approach with an evidence-based foundation. The advanced training is international in its orientation and meets the subject area’s international standards. International university cooperation is thus firmly linked to the entire training programme.

Career Perspectives

The advanced training master provides qualification for specialists and managers in in-patient and out-patient facilities, but also for related services. Occupational fields include:

  • hospitals
  • facilities for the disabled and other special facilities
  • geriatric care institutions
  • out-patient services
  • social participation
  • teaching (e.g. in nursing training)

Additionally, graduates are entitled to enter doctoral studies either carried out in existing research projects of FHWS or together with other German or international higher education institutions.

Additional Information

Since 2017, enrolment in this programme has no longer been possible. The reason for this is the discontinuation of the programme, which has been decided at least until further notice.

Contact persons

Marina Wetterich bzw. Prof. Dr. Thomas Wosch
Münzstraße 12
97070 Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-6301
E-Mail smmt.cw[at]fhws.de bzw. thomas.wosch[at]fhws.de

Consultation hours by arrangement (e-mail preferred)

For more information, please visit the pages of the FHWS Campus for Professional Development.

Master’s programme Behavioral Counseling

Diploma: Master of Arts (M.A.)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; min. one year professional experience in related field (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 5 semesters while working (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: € 1,750

Behavioral Counseling, an extra-occupational programme for advanced training, teaches and expands knowledge and skills to pursue and develop demanding counselling activities in mental health and educational facilities; beside taking a behavioural approach, it is also using behavioural methods. All skills taught are closely connected to the students’ daily practice: At first they are trained within the protected teaching environment, then transferred to actual practice under controlled conditions and finally, during the practical semester, implemented into the daily routine. Evaluation and supervision are of particular importance. Behavioural orientation is a forward-looking approach in mental health and educational practice; it takes into account intervention-related and socio-political developments, e.g. demands for basing findings on evidence and for professional quality management; moreover, it can be implemented into all mental health and educational counselling situations.

Programme Structure

The programme takes five semesters and is a combination of self study, contact periods (every two to three weeks mainly on Fridays and Saturdays) and practical periods. During the first semester, students gain deeper knowledge regarding normative aspects, methodical research and media science. During the second and third semester, students acquire skills in behaviour-oriented counselling of individuals and groups (preparing behavioural analyses; planning, carrying out and evaluating behaviour-oriented interventions). The fourth semester (practical semester) is used to perform supervised behavioural counselling in institutions/facilities. Students will now put their previously acquired skills and expertise into practice. The Master’s thesis will be written during the fifth semester.

Career Perspectives

After completing the programme, graduates will be enabled to take over responsible positions in all areas of mental health and educational counselling. This includes, among others, work with children/youth (e.g. child guidance), counselling within schools, clinical social work (e.g. psychiatric clinics), work with disabled persons or in geriatric institutions, with migrants (e.g. integration support), or counselling for special occasions (e.g. marriage counselling).

Additional Information

On the following websites you can find out more about general and programme specific admission requirements:

Contact persons

Prof. Dr. Franz J. Schermer

Phone +49 931 3511-6305
E-Mail smvb.cw[at]fhws.de

Consultation hours by arrangement

For more information, please visit the pages of the FHWS Campus for Professional Development.

Master’s programme Nursing Management

Diploma: Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Entrance Requirements: General admission requirements; min. one year professional experience in related field (see below)

Language of Instruction: German

Duration: 4 semesters (start: winter semester)

FHWS location: Würzburg, Bad Kissingen

Diploma Supplement: yes

Tuition fees: € 3,000 per semester

This programme teaches the necessary competence to successfully cope with management tasks in the health business. Accordingly, business subjects take up a large part of the programme. Furthermore, theoretical basics as well as practical issues are taken into consideration. So some courses are taught by professionals from the Health Region Bäderland Bayerische Rhön. Therefore, a specialised health business academy Akademie für Gesundheitswirtschaft, which belongs to the innovation centre Röhn-Saale Gründer- und Innovationszentrum (RSG) in Bad Kissingen, helps with organisational issues. The programme’s target group are workers in health services who would like to improve their qualification while being on the job. This includes physicians, pharmacists, but also business administrators, healthcare manager, physical therapists, social education workers, and members of other academic professions in the social and healthcare sector. For physicians, there is the possibility of earning CME-Points.

Programme Structure

The programme takes four semesters of studying while working. A master’s thesis is written during the 4th semester. Every two or three weeks there is face-to-face teaching on Fridays and Saturdays. Depending on the module, there are written and/or oral exams, or graded presentations including a term paper. Bavarian school holidays are taken into account when face-to-face teaching dates are arranged.

Career Perspectives

The programme addresses workers in healthcare and in the health business who - while working - would like to earn an academic degree in the field of management to qualify themselves for the handling of appropriate and responsible tasks. The MBA, accordingly, qualifies for professional development in healthcare. Job prospects are offered, for example, by healthcare facilities and organisations like hospitals, surgeries, insurances, consulting firms, and associations. The MBA-programme, however, is also a suitable preparation when starting a business.

Additional Information

Please note, that enrolment is only possible in winter semesters of uneven years (2017,2019,2021 etc.).

On the following websites you can find out more about general and programme specific admission requirements:

Contact persons

Prof. Dr. Dieter Kulke
Münzstraße 12
97070 Würzburg

Phone +49 931 3511-8838 oder -6304
E-Mail dieter.kulke[at]fhws.de

Consultation by arrangement.

For more information, please visit the pages of the FHWS Campus for Professional Development.

Certificate courses (German only)

The certificate course offers a proven, trend-setting additional qualification for nursing staff, in particular with further training in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. Demanding, needs-based acute and intensive medical care is no longer possible without the deployment of specially trained nursing staff. The demand from politicians for qualified, non-physician specialists for delegated medical services is becoming increasingly louder. The cornerstones here are a comprehensive range of services and performance-related remuneration.

The certificate course offers the necessary tools for daily use in acute and intensive medical practice and is an excellent introduction to academic training. The curriculum is based on more than ten years of experience at the Cardiovascular Clinic Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale. Here the qualified medical practitioner is an indispensable part of the treatment team in the intensive care unit.

At a glance

Type of offer: Certificate course

Admission requirements: Yes (see below)

Language of instruction: German

Graduation: University Certificate 60 ECTS

Start: Winter semester 2017

Duration: 18 months, extra-occupational

Location: Würzburg/Bad Neustadt on the river Saale

Faculty: Applied Social Sciences (FAS)

Costs: 8,700 Euro (total package: modules 1 to 4), single assignment of modules is possible

Further information is available on the information page of the Campus for Professional Development of the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

Sound university knowledge for practice

Risky behaviour is the number one cause of accidents. To persuade people to behave safely, it is not enough to instruct them. Even pressure and the threat of sanctions do not prove to be permanently effective. Behavior Based Safety (BBS) is the application of behavioral principles to the field of occupational safety. BBS is regarded as the best-studied and most effective approach to improving behaviour. BBS is not a prefabricated concept. Anyone who understands the basic principles of BBS and knows how to apply them can successfully implement measures to change safety-relevant behaviour in a wide variety of situations. This certificate course enables graduates to independently develop individual, tailor-made measures to improve safe working behaviour. It includes both the scientific basics and the teaching of competences for the practical implementation of such measures. The curriculum incorporates the many years of experience of scientists and practitioners in the field of occupational safety.

At a glance

Type of offer: Certificate course

Admission requirements: Yes (see below)

Language of instruction: German

Graduation: University Certificate 20 ECTS

Start: Winter semester 17/18 

Duration: 6 months extra-occupational, block and weekend events

Location: Würzburg

Faculty: Applied Social Sciences (FAS)

Costs: 2.190 Euro, single occupancy of the modules is possible

Further information is available on the information page of the Campus for Professional Development of the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

The protection of intellectual property plays a prominent role in the development and marketing of innovative products. Entrepreneurial success or failure is often linked to the question of whether a sustainable protection strategy exists for one's own products and whether foreign intellectual property rights are protected at the same time.

The certificate course offers a comprehensive overview of the various intellectual property rights and enables participants to recognize the basic features of the ability and need for protection of innovations and intellectual achievements. Current and practical examples will also be used to develop the legal foundations of competition law (including misleading and comparative advertising), online law and the use of social media.

At a glance

Type of offer: Certificate course
Admission requirements: Yes (see below)
Language of instruction: German
Graduation: University Certificate 10 ECTS
Start: Summer semester 2019 
Duration: 6 months, extra-occupational 
Location: Würzburg
Faculty: Applied Social Sciences 
Costs: 1595 Euro (total package: modules 1 and 2), single use of the modules is possible.

Target group

Our target group includes employees from corporate management, product development and PR departments, marketing and social media managers as well as those responsible for web-based applications in companies and organizations. In particular, the certificate course is directed at employees and freelancers who are entrusted with questions of product development, Internet presence, digital marketing and web-based applications or who support employees or clients in this respect.

 

Admission requirements

  • Successfully completed university studies in one of the following fields of study: economics, journalism, social sciences, computer science, business informatics, engineering or a comparable field of study
    and a subsequent relevant, qualified full-time job of at least one year.  

Programme Structure

Structure of the study module 1 Intellectual Property and Copyright Law with the following topics (5 ECTS, 4 full-day courses):

    • Introduction, cross-curricular basics
    • Copyright, related rights
    • Trademark and design law
    • Patent and utility model law

Module 2 Competition law, online law and social media with the following topics (5 ECTS, 4 full-day events):

    • Unfair competition
    • Protection of personality, right to one's own image, right to press and freedom of expression
    • Domain Law, Obligations in the Operation of Websites, Conclusion of Contracts on the Internet
    • Legal aspects of the use of social media, media criminal law

Professors and lecturers

Prof. Dr. Achim Förster, LL.M. (Indiana)

    • Professor of Copyright Law, Media Law and Media Policy at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt
    • Previously public prosecutor at the public prosecutor's office Schweinfurt (focus on computer and internet crime) and judge at the district court Bad Neustadt a.d. Saale (criminal and support cases) and at the district court Schweinfurt (civil chamber)
    • Author and (co-)editor of numerous publications, including the collection of regulations "Intellectual Property" (Mohr Siebeck)

 

Dr. Susanne Grimm

    • Attorney at law and specialist lawyer for intellectual property rights in the law firm Löffler-Wenzel-Sedelmeier PartG mbB, Stuttgart
    • Lecturer for competition law, trademark and design law at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt and at the University of Tübingen for copyright law
    • for over 10 years active in advising companies from the media industry, the automotive industry, the fashion industry and trade in intellectual property rights, in particular in the area of combating product piracy and trademark infringement as well as infringements of the Unfair Competition Act (UWG)
     

Michaela Gilch

    • Lawyer and commercial lawyer (Univ. Bayreuth) in the law firm Gleim Petri Patent- und Rechtsanwaltspartnerschaft mbH, Würzburg
    • many years of experience in the field of intellectual property law
    • Main practice areas in the registration of trademarks and designs as well as the judicial and extrajudicial enforcement of intellectual property rights, claims under competition and contract law and employee invention law

 

Chan-jo Jun

  • Chan-jo Jun (*1974) runs a law firm for IT law with nine lawyers in Würzburg.
    He became known for his legal commitment against hate crime on Facebook, with which he initiated investigations against Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook managers and brought Facebook to court.
    Jun and his team are working on the use of artificial intelligence to solve legal problems in legal departments.
    A particular speciality lies in the area of software licensing law, in particular open source software.
    His clients include both medium-sized software companies and automobile manufacturers; part of the working time in the team is, however, reserved for unpaid social commitment.

 

Dr. Ralf Uhrich, LL.M. (London)

    • Attorney-at-law and in-house lawyer in Munich, specializing in the (arbitration) enforcement of technical property rights in court
    • Lecturer at the University of Basel
     

Degree

Bei erfolgreichem Bestehen der Modulabschlussprüfungen erhalten Sie ein Hochschulzertifikat im Umfang von 10 ECTS-Punkten. Bei Einzelmodulen einen Teilnahmenachweis mit ECTS-Ausweis.

Application

Bitte nutzen Sie unser Online-Bewerbungsformular, um uns Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen für die Teilnahme am Zertifikatslehrgang Flüchtlingssozialarbeit zu senden.

Die Teilnehmerzahl ist pro Lehrgang auf 30 Personen begrenzt.

Ansprechpartner

Campus Weiterbildung
Randersackerer Str. 15
97072 Würzburg
Telefon +49 931 3511-6300
E-Mail campus.weiterbildung[at]fhws.de