Working for people

We are active for and with people. We work preventively and supportively at the interface between individuals and their environment. We advocate for dignified living conditions and intervene to address social problems in precarious situations. We support independent, active participation in societal life – together with people.

The Department of Social Work is part of HAW Hamburg's Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. Its Social Work and Early Childhood Education Bachelor's degree courses offer practice-oriented studies with an academic foundation.

The continuing professional education Master's degree courses (Master of Social Work, MBA), which enable graduates to take on management positions or undertake independent academic work within organisations, universities and social work facilities as well as with families and children, round off the course selection.

Through our practice-oriented training, research and service provision, we make a significant contribution to ensuring the quality of social work in various fields of practice.

Degree courses Degree courses

Social Work
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Applied Family Sciences
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Social Work
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Degree course Degree No. of semesters Department
Education and Learning in Childhood Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 7 semesters Department of Social Work
Social Work Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 7 semesters Department of Social Work
Applied Family Sciences Master of Arts (M.A.) 5 semesters Department of Social Work
Social Work Master of Arts (M.A.) 3 semesters Department of Social Work