Professional social work fosters social change, social development and social cohesion as well as the empowerment and liberation of individuals. Principles such as social justice, human rights, societal responsibility and respect for diversity are elementary in social work. Social work assists people in meeting the challenges of life by applying a variety of scientific methods and theories. The Bachelor’s degree programme in social work offers interdisciplinary training for future experts, who will be able to counsel, accompany and support service users, as well as plan aid processes. Our degree programme ensures a practice-oriented education following the motto ’Learning how to help effectively!‘.

Essential Information

Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (BA)

6 semesters (180 ECTS)

Annual intake:

Mode of study:
Full-time or part-time

Online or in writing by 31st March at latest.

Admission requirements:
University entrance qualifications, or the University’s own 2 semester course to qualify for Admission

German language competence level C1

1 Information placement (140 hours) and one practical placement (420 hours)

Related Master's Degree Programme:
Social Work

Tuition fees:
Information about tuition fees and ÖH contribution


Head of Studies: DSAin Marianne Gumpinger

Programme Administration:
Maria Leßlhumer, Sonja Anzinger

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
School of Medical Engineering and Applied Social Sciences
Garnisonstraße 21
4020 Linz/Austria
Phone: +43 5 0804 52200