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Familienangehörige mehrerer Generationen halten ihre Hände übereinander

Social and Educational Sciences Department

The Social and Educational Sciences Department was the first department of the university and started already in the founding year 1991 with the diploma program Social Work/Social Pedagogy. Since then, we have placed great emphasis on developing innovative study models in response to changes in professional practice due to societal changes. The range of studies has been constantly expanded and developed with innovative teaching methods to meet the changes in higher education and professional practice.

Degree Programs

Weitere Studiengänge
Degree program Teaching language Start of study Application deadline
BA Early Childhood Education German Winter semester
25.05. – 15.07. (admission restricted)
BA Social Work German Winter semester
25.05. – 15.07. (NC degree program)
BA Social Work (BASA-online) | Part-Time Distance Learning Study Programme German Summer semester
15.12. – 15.01. (admission restricted)
BA Social Work | Dual-Digital German Winter semester
15.06. – 15.07. (admission free)
MA Childhood Studies and Children's Rights English Winter semester
01.02. – 15.05. (free of admission)
MA Early Childhood Studies German Winter semester
15.06. – 15.08. (NC free).
MA Social Management German Summer semester
12/15 - 03/31 in even calendar years (NC-free).
MA Social Work with a Focus on the Family German Winter semester
25.05. – 22.06. (NC degree program)

Online Info Event: MA Early Childhood Studies

On Aug. 26, 2022, we will present the master's degree program in "Early Childhood Studies" (MAFB) via Zoom. Interested parties will have the opportunity to ask questions about MAFB to faculty and students.

Online info event & registration

Kinder sitzen an einem Tisch und arbeiten in Heften

Summer School Childhood Studies and Children's Rights

From September 12 to 24, the Summer School on Childhood Studies and Children's Rights will take place at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam and online. The English-language course is composed of interactive workshops, participatory seminars and personal tutorials. All bachelor's and master's students who would like to expand their knowledge in this subject area are invited. Register now!

Summer School

Sechs Kinder strecken auf ihrer Wiese ihre Arme dem Himmel entgegen

News from the department

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Call for Applications: Master Childhood Studies and Children's Rights

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to study Childhood Studies and Children's Rights in an international and interdisciplinary environment. Applications are open until 15 May!

DAAD-Preisträgerin Valeria Castañeda Ramirez
International Office Social and Educational Sciences

Press release

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Prof. Dr. Frank Früchtel

Prof. Dr. Frank Früchtel

Professor für Theorie und Methoden Sozialer Arbeit

Dean's Office

Dipl.-Betriebsw. Gundula Häusler

Dipl.-Betriebsw. Gundula Häusler

Koordination Soziale Arbeit (B. A.), BASA Präsenz

Dean's Office

Kati Schröder

Kati Schröder, B. A.

Koordination Internationales und Virtueller Europäischer Campus (VirCamp)
Koordination Soziale Arbeit, Schwerpunkt Familie (M. A.), maps
Koordination Students4Students

Dean's Office

Dipl.-Kffr. Alena Kohlmann

Dipl.-Kffr. Alena Kohlmann

Koordination Frühkindliche Bildungsforschung (M. A.)
Koordination Soziale Arbeit berufsbegleitend ( B. A.), BASA-online
Studiencoaching / Koordination Students4Students

Head of Department Office

Gabriele Moretto

Dipl.-Kauffr. Gabriele Moretto

Finanzplanung, Beschaffung, Dienstreisen

Dean's Office