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Course contents and objectives

The degree course is organised into four study fields, which each encompass multiple modules. Each module is completed with a corresponding assessment (exam, presentation, homework, etc.).

Counselling• Counselling (for all)
• Counselling approaches and methods (for Counselling)
• Counselling in specific contexts (for Counselling)
Case Management• Non-Profit Management (for all)
• NPO and case management in the welfare state (for all)
• Fundamentals of case management (for CM)
• Case management and care management (for CM)
Aspects of Counselling and Case Management• Legal aspects of counselling and case management
• Ethical aspects of counselling and management
• Counselling and case management in special settings
Projects in Counselling and Case Management• Empirical social research and evaluation Management   
Management• Practical projects
• Master thesis

The Master degree course is mainly dedicated to individual assistance (case work). Together with social group work and community work, it forms the classic setting of social work. Counselling is a widely-used form of action; case management is a particular approach within the concept of individual assistance.

The modules of “Aspects of Counselling and Case Management”, i.e. legal, ethical and situational aspects, focus on both subjects; the same applies to the “Empirical Social Research and Evaluation” module in the “Projects for Counselling and Case Management” field of study. In the first semester, modules are taken that already belong to the “Counselling” and “Case Management” fields of study; they are independent of the respective major and must be completed by all students.  In the second semester and beyond, the major in the aforementioned fields of study is chosen.

Along with their Master thesis, the students complete an evaluation project in and for a social work facility. The “Empirical Social Research” module constitutes the basis in both cases.