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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

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Are you interested in one of our degree programs? Find out more about the content of the program, the course of study and the application process on the page of your desired program.

Degree programme Teaching language Start of study Application deadline
Childhood Studies and Children's Rights (MA) English Winter semester
01.02. – 31.05. (free of admission)
Early Childhood Education (BA) German Winter semester
15.05. – 15.07. (admission restricted)
Early Childhood Studies (MA) German Winter semester
15/05 – 15/08 (free of admission)
MA Social Work with a Focus on the Family German Winter semester
15.05. – 22.06. (NC degree program)
Social Management (MA) German Summer semester
01/12 – 01/03 (free of admission)
Social Work (BA) German, English Winter semester
15/05 – 15/07 (restricted admission)
Social Work | Dual-Digital (BA) German Winter semester
15/06 – 15/07 (free of admission)
Social Work | Part-time Distance Learning Study Programme (BA) German Summer semester
15/12 –15/01 (admission restricted)

News from the department

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Prüfhalle mit Palmen und Prüfzylindern
Social and Educational Sciences


Call for Proposals GIF Young Scientists' Meetings

Young researchers from Israel and Germany are invited to submit their abstracts for the workshop "Remembering Genocides and Violent Conflicts: Intergenerational Memory and Post-History in Contemporary Societies" by 15th of February 2024!

Studierende in Teamarbeit an einer Tafel
Study and Examination Service Student Counselling Service Social and Educational Sciences Civil Engineering Departments
Study & Teaching


Start of the application phase for the start of the 2024 summer semester

Applications are now open for the following degree programmes:

Studierende in Teamarbeit an einer Tafel
Social and Educational Sciences
Study & Teaching


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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Social and Educational Sciences, Student Counselling Service Info Event
15/03/2024 12.00 pm – 01.00 pm
Zielgruppe: Prospective students
Location: Online
Student Counselling Service, Library, Social and Educational Sciences, CITY | BUILDING | CULTURE, Civil Engineering, Design, Information Sciences Workshop
18/04/2024 04.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Zielgruppe: Students
Location: Library
Social and Educational Sciences, Student Counselling Service Info Event
19/04/2024 12.00 pm – 01.00 pm
Zielgruppe: Prospective students
Location: Online
Social and Educational Sciences Conference
26/04/2024 10.00 am – 03.00 pm
Self-Help in the Context of Addiction, the Penal System and Release from Prison
Zielgruppe: Professional audience
Location: House DRoom D/011


Social and Educational Sciences Department

Room 105


Prof. Dr. Frank Früchtel

Prof. Dr. Frank Früchtel

Professor of Theory and Methods of Social Work

Head of Department Office

Gabriele Moretto

Dipl.-Kauffr. Gabriele Moretto

Financial planning and implementation of financial processes at the department

Dean's Office

Dipl.-Betriebsw. Gundula Häusler

Dipl.-Betriebsw. Gundula Häusler

Social Work Coordination (B. A.), BASA Presence
Curriculum planning

Dean's Office

Kati Schröder

Kati Schröder, B. A.

Education Management Professional Teaching & International Affairs
Social Work Coordination, Focus on Family (M. A.), maps
Coordination Students4Students

Dean's Office

Dipl.-Kffr. Alena Kohlmann

Dipl.-Kffr. Alena Kohlmann

Coordination Early Childhood Studies (M. A.)
Part-time Social Work Coordination (B. A.), BASA-online
Study Coaching / Coordination Students4Students

Dean's Office

Madeleine Neidel, Mag.

Mag. Madeleine Neidel

Coordination of Examination Administration


Katharina Fischer

Katharina Fischer, B. A.

Koordination Bildung und Erziehung in der Kindheit (B. A.) / BABEK
Koordination Students4Students, Transferlabor


David Berger

David Berger, B. A.

Mitarbeiter Fachstelle eLearning im Projekt "Digitale Prüfungsformate"