Students of the Department of Social Work and Health at Kiel University of Applied Sciences© F. Coring

Faculty of Social Work and Health

Institutions of Social Work, Health and Childhood Education are dependent on qualified academically trained specialists. With the degrees in Social Work, Early Childhood Education and Physiotherapy and the research-oriented master’s degree in Research, Development and Management in Social Work, Rehabilitation/Health or Childhood Education, the faculty offers a wide spectrum of professional activities in social and health economies and the education sector. All degrees stand out through a high quality of teaching and diverse practical contacts where lecturers of different disciplines work together.

The faculty is a member of the following international organisations:

- European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW)

- Internationale Gesellschaft für erzieherische Hilfen (IGFH)


Every semester, the faculty conducts international excursions related to specific study fields. Those excursions are open to all students and lecturers at the faculty. They enable a subject-specific short stay for students and help to build and maintain cooperation. Excursion destinations of the last few years have been e.g. Denmark, Finland, Greece, Italy, Sweden and Cyprus.


The convention of the Faculty of Social Work and Health passed a position paper about the incompatibility of right-wing radicalism and social work in 2012, which you can read here.

Reference points are: Ethics in Social Work, Statement of Principles of the IASSW – International Association of Schools of Social Work, the professional ethics of the DBSH – German Professional Association for Social Work and the national campaign of the HRK member universities: liberal-minded universities – against xenophobia.