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Alice Salomon University Berlin

Berlin

Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR)

Subjects: Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR),Social Work,Human Rights Profession

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
English
💶  Application Fee non-EU
300 EUR

💶  Cost per Semester
300 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
2,640 EUR
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
No information

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
01.03.

Course description

In our globalized world, social problems often cross borders, making human rights a crucial tool in social work. The Master's program "Social Work as a Human Rights Profession" equips you with a strong professional identity and a science-based theory of action and intervention. You'll also gain a deep understanding of the profession's ethical principles, all within the context of social work as both a discipline and a profession. This program is ideal for those already working in social work or those with an academic interest in the field, especially in areas related to human rights. Social work and human rights often intersect when dealing with vulnerable groups like children or migrants, or when addressing issues such as the right to health, poverty, social exclusion, or discrimination based on identity, gender, or race. By enrolling, you'll enhance your ability to tackle these challenges effectively, grounded in a solid ethical framework and professional practice. This course is designed to foster a deep sense of trust, understanding, and inclusivity, ensuring you are well-prepared to make a meaningful impact in the field.

Program Information

Study Location Berlin
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU 300 EUR
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester 2,640 EUR
Cost per Semester 300 EUR
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⏱️ Application Start Summer
No information

⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
No information
⏱️ Application Start Winter
15.10.

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
01.03.

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Application Requirements

Language Requirements

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IELTS No information
Cambridge (CAE) No information
TOEFL IBT No information

The English language certificates should not be older than two years and shall indicate a high score. The following official language certificates are being accepted (TOEFL = 90, IELTS Academic = 6.5, CAE = Grade B or duolingo English test = 112). Attestation of language of conduct in English in your undergraduate degree can also be valid for the language certificate.

Qualification Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE As an applicant for the program you have to hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant field (e.g. Social Sciences, Humanities, Cultural Sciences, Law etc.). Your undergraduate degree has to be equal to a Bachelor's degree with at least 180 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points. WORK EXPERIENCE All applicants must prove at least one year of full-time professional work experience after their first degree in a field relevant to social work and human rights. The type, scope, length, differentiation, and relevance of the work experience are included in the evaluation. Relevant work experience is defined as qualified work experience with non-governmental and governmental organizations as well as private institutions are recognized, as long as they are related to one of the fields of social work as a human rights profession. Additionally, a written reflection on relevant professional practice experience has to be submitted. FURTHER All applicants must present a motivation letter stating reasons about the motivation to study, the expectations, professional and/or academic visions for the future by the applicant; a curriculum vitae (CV) in English; two recommendation letters from past/current employers and/or academic references and show English language competency. Additionally, students should submit a proof of financial ability.

Document Requirements

1) Letter of Motivation English, two pages, 12 pt font size, 1.5 line spacing, stating reasons about the motivation to study, the expectations, professional and/or academic visions for the future by the applicant. The letter seeks to explore the various life experiences that have shaped your journey and how these experiences have influenced your decision to pursue this specific master's program. It's an opportunity to connect the dots between your personal history and your aspirations in a way that demonstrates your unique fit for the program. 2) Curriculum Vitae Please state your experience in a month/year-format in your CV and the amount of hours per week worked (or in case of trainings the exact timeframe, e.g. if it was a two-day course or a whole month full-time) in English 3) Certificates and Academic Records Undergraduate degree and transcript of academic records (to be validated upon arrival! Do NOT include high school or secondary school certificates.) In case of multiple university degrees, please submit all your transcripts and certificates. 4) Two Letters of Evaluation Recommendations from past or current employers and/or academic references (not older than one year at day of application), signed and stamped. 5) Work Certificates Attestation of at least 12 months of full-time qualified work experience in a field relevant to social work and human rights after your first degree (One year of full-time work experience is the minimum requirement, but only the attested experience can count for the overall ranking.) The type, scope, length, differentiation, and relevance of the work experience are included in the evaluation; either in English or German translation. Please submit a proof for all your work experience/volunteering experience, training courses, etc. stated in the CV. 6) Reflection Paper of Work Experience Additionally, a written reflection (1-2 pages) on relevant professional practice experience has to be submitted. Please focus only on your qualified work experience gained after your first degree. Please note that this is different from the Letter of Motivation. You should focus on providing insights into the experiences you've gained from your work and articulate why these experiences are relevant to the master's program. 7) English Language Proficiency The English language certificates should not be older than two years and shall indicate a high score. The following official language certificates are being accepted (TOEFL = 90, IELTS Academic = 6.5, CAE = Grade B or duolingo English test = 112). Attestation of language of conduct in English in your undergraduate degree can also be valid for the language certificate. 8) Proof of financial ability Statement of financial support, scholarship letter, or bank statements that prove liquidity

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Acceptance local admission restrictions Not restricted
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