Evangelische Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit & Diakonie

Protestant University for Social Work and Deaconry

Future social workers and deacons have been studying at the Protestant University for Social Work and Deaconry since 1971. The degrees are state-recognised (Bachelor, Master) and church-recognised (Deacon degree).

The University is funded by the Protestant-Lutheran Church in Northern Germany, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, and by student fees. The provider of the Protestant
University is the Das Rauhe Haus Foundation. Currently, around 600 students are studying at the Protestant University. 20 full-time professors and lecturers and about 50 visiting lecturers are responsible for teaching. This scale allows participatory, research-based teaching and learning in small groups. Intensive theory-practice transfer is key to all degree programmes.

The degree programmes for Social Work and Deaconry (B.A) and Social Work (M.A.) can be completed as full-time degrees, or as vocationally integrated or extra-occupational degrees. The degree programmes on offer are thus on the one hand aimed at school, bachelor and
diploma graduates. On the other hand, the degree programmes are also tailored for
practitioners in the professional field of social work and social education work.

Depending on the specialisation, a vocationally integrated Bachelor’s degree can focus on work within educational and care facilities for children or for the elderly, on healthcare and nursing (also for children), on special needs care, special needs education, and other
comparable occupational categories. Completion of all Bachelor’s degrees confers state recognition as a social worker or a social education worker. Furthermore, a double degree is possible in all Bachelor’s degree programmes: by completing additional modules, there is the option of gaining an ecclesiastical degree as a deacon.

In the part-time, extra-occupational Master’s degree programme, two majors are offered: Community Orientation and Ethics and Management. The degree provides qualifications for operative, coordinating, planning and leadership activities in various spheres of activity within social work.

Numbers and facts

• The only denominational university in northern Germany, the provider is the
  Das  Rauhe Haus Foundation

• Private foundation established in 1971

• 6 degree programmes in Social Work & Deaconry, full-time (BA, MA), vocationally
  integrated (BA) or extra-occupational (MA)
• Ca. 600 students
• 11 professors, 9 full-time teachers, 1 research assistant, 8 administration staff,
  5 research assistants at the Centre for Disability Studies (ZEDIS), about
  50 lecturers

Memberships

• German Rectors’ Conference (HRK)
• State University Conference (LHK)
• Rectors’ Conference of Denominational Universities in Germany (RKHD)
• Social Work Faculty Council (FBTS)
• Conference of Deaconry Colleges (KAL)
• Conference of Religious Pedagogy and Theological Faculties in Evangelical
  Universities

Partnerships

• Doctoral Network of North German Universities
• Teaching Partnership with Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW)
• Master’s degree teaching partnership with the Evangelical University of Berlin (EHB)
• Master’s degree teaching partnership (extra-occupational) with the University of
  Kiel

Current research specialisations

• Centre for Disability Studies (ZeDIS)
• Evaluation of current developments in social-psychiatric care, based on the
  Capabilities Approach and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with
  Disabilities (BAESCAP)
• “Good Care” in the neighbourhood (study of the role of the living environment –
  especially the sociospatial – for users of the Alsterdorf Evangelical Foundation)
• Supervision of the implementation of an ombudsman in the youth office of the
  district council in Hamburg-Mitte

 


Degree programmes

Bachelor‘s degrees

• Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Deaconry (full-time)
• Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Deaconry (vocationally integrated)
• Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Deaconry – Major in Childhood (vocationally
  integrated)
• Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Deaconry – Care and Participation
  (vocationally integrated)

Master’s degree programmes

• Master’s degree in Social Work (full-time)
• Master’s degree in Social Work (extra-occupational)

Study conditions

• Studies begin in the winter semester
• Application period for Bachelor’s studies: 15 March to 15 April
• Application period for Master’s studies: 01 to 31 May


Costs

Undergraduate Bachelor’s and Master’s studies

• 500 Euro per semester
• ca. 190 Euro semester fees
• one-off 150 Euro administrative fee at initial enrolment into the degree

Bachelor’s degree (vocationally integrated)

• 260 Euro per month
• ca. 190 Euro per semester as semester fees
• one-off 150 Euro administrative fee at initial enrolment into the degree

Master’s degree (extra-occupational)

• 850 Euro per module
• ca. 190 Euro per semester as semester fees
• one-off 150 Euro administrative fee at initial enrolment into the degree

 

Location

The university can be reached by U-Bahn (lines U2 and U4 – Rauhes Haus). There are
parking spaces (belonging to Rauhes Haus) available on the premises.


Contact

Evangelical University for Social Work and Deaconry Das Rauhe Haus

Ev. Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit & Diakonie
Horner Weg 170
22111 Hamburg, Germany
info.eh@rauheshaus.de
www.ev-hochschule-hh.de
Tel. +49-40-65591-181
Fax +49-40-65591-228