The degree programme offers scientific and vocational/professional training with a special focus on intercultural competence. This is especially important in connection with Austria´s demographics, which are strongly influenced by migration. Social workers encounter clients with migration background in all their fields of activity. Intercultural competence is, therefore, a cross-sectional type of competence and not solely an additional qualification relevant for employees in migration-specific service institutions.

Essential Information

Master of Arts in Social Sciences (MA)

4 semesters (120 ECTS)

Annual intake:

Mode of study:

Admission requirements:

  • Bachelor in Social Work
  • Diploma of the Academy of Social Work (at least 60 ECTS)
  • 2 year training course at the Academy of Social Work and an additional relevant course of study comprising at least 60ECTS at a post-secondary institute of education
  • Graduate of a Bachelor or Diploma study programme from the field of social or educational sciences, or a related course of study if at least 60ECTS were gained in subjects relevant to social work.
  • German language competence level B2

Online or in writing by 31st May at latest.

Tuition fees:
Information about tuition fees and ÖH contribution


Head of Studies:
FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Christian Stark

Programme Administration:
Monika Delis

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
School of Medical Engineering and Applied Social Sciences
Garnisonstraße 21
4020 Linz/Austria
Phone: +43 5 0804 52700