FH Campus Wien

Children- and Family-Centered Social Work

  • Master of Arts in Social Sciences (MA)
  • Extra occupational
  • German
  • 4 semesters
  • Vienna
  • 30 study places
Application period
from 15.10.2022 to 30.04.2023

This master's degree program focuses on social therapy in outreach work with children and families. This area is gaining increasing importance in the child and youth services as well as the adjacent areas of health and justice. In order to take care of children as far as possible in their biological families, expertise should be strengthened and consolidated in family education, care and support beforehand and in the context of possible child endangerment. The master's degree program was developed together with and is supported by Municipal Department 11 - Vienna Youth and Family Offices (MAG ELF).

What we offer you

The degree program was developed together with MAG 11, Vienna Youth and Family Offices and with other experts from social work and social pedagogy. This guarantees a needs-based curriculum and an evidence-based access to research and development. We are closely linked with internship positions and research institutions of social work and social pedagogy and gain outstanding experts from this network as teachers and lecturers. At the interface between research, practice and teaching is the FH Campus Wien Competence Center for Social Work (KOSAR) which merges knowledge and innovation potential. For example, in a large study on behalf of MAG 11, the KOSAR examined the "world of the foster children in postwar Vienna 1955-1970" to historically process the placement of children and youth in foster care. Practical orientation distinguish not only the teaching and research in the degree program, but also the Campus Lectures, a series of events with prominent external experts, that FH Campus Wien regularly invites you to join.

What makes this degree program special

  • Focus on social therapy in the outreach work with children and families
  • Cooperation with MAG ELF, Vienna Youth and Family Offices
  • Basis for the practically oriented development of interventions

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree or equivalent similar qualification from an institute of higher education, diploma from an Academy of Social Work (a three-year Academy for Social Work) or equivalent certification from abroad


Application mode:
Online application

Application time:
15 Oktober 2022 until 30 April 2023

Admission procedure:
Step 1: formal aspects, Step 2: presentation and discussion of a relevant topic or issue from or for professional practice.

Start of studies:
Winter semester

Study information days:
Open House on March 10, 2023. More info at https://www.fh-campuswien.ac.at/studium-weiterbildung/open-house-programm

Tuition fee:
tuition fee/semester: € 363,36, tuition fee for students from third countries € 727,- per semester + ÖH premium/semester. Additional study expenses currently up to € 83,- depending on degree program and year

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