The Master of Arts in Social and Health Management qualifies graduates particularly for administrative and leadership responsibilities in both the social science and health fields. At the same time, legal and organisational instruction is also given. This equips one with the knowledge to establish a start-up business and become self-employed-- an increasing segment of the market in the field of health care.
The programme is offered extra-occupational. It is state-accredited and qualifies the graduate for doctoral studies.
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Contents and Structure
At the core of the programme are studies of management components, business administration, management concepts and management instruments, strategies of operationalisation, methods and leadership approaches, as well as psychological coherences. Moreover, practical examples from social sciences and health sciences are constantly given.
Management (incl. legal issues in case of autonomy)
Personal and social competence, communication
Science and research (Master thesis)
Target groups / action fields in the social and health sector
Curriculum and module planning
The course of study as an extra-occupational study encompasses a standard duration of 3 years (6 semesters), while the student continues working in his/her career. The program is offered in the framework of block weeks in module form (20 credits/semester) and includes also an internship of 4 weeks’ duration as well as a Master’s thesis.
The programme has a modular structure. A module consists of several courses which are grouped in a thematic block. The modules generally take up one semester or one year of study. The certificates of achievement from the individual units are the basis for the module grade, which is awarded as an overall grade. Credits are assigned to the successfully completed modules according to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). The modules and their performance grades are thus recognized throughout Europe, making it easier to change one’s place of study. Transfer to an overseas institution is also possible.
Because of the complex challenges in the social and health sector, this programme pays special attention to the passing on of practice-oriented professional, method, and social competence. These management competences are looked at by paying special attention to the (non-) profit areas in the social and health sector.
Graduants may apply for the following leadership positions in the social and health sector:
A leadership position in a department, project or team in an institution concerned with social work or the health system (e.g. child and youth services, social services, social and health care services)
Development, implementation and administration of innovative concepts in mobile, ambulant, or semi-residential sectors (e.g. projects with several generations involved, educational projects, hospice projects)
Public relations, counseling/coaching of institutions or political decision makers
Application packs for admission to a programme of study can be requested from the Admissions Office/International Office. The application for admission should be sent to the Admissions Office or International Office. In addition to the application for admission, the following documents must be submitted in full by the deadline:
certified photocopies of the original certificates showing school-leaving qualifications and any periods of study
certificate of participation in a self-perception course
proof of the participation in two interviews as mentioned above
information on how the programme of study will be financed
(Periods of study should be documented as precisely as possible with relevant evidence, e.g. transcript etc. Please do not send original certificates! The documents remain in the possession of the university. Official translations of all foreign-language documents must be in German, except in the case of English or French documents.)
An application for admission can only be processed by the university when the necessary documents have been received in full. Hence the admissions procedure can only consider those applications for which the necessary documents have been submitted by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Notice of admission
The applications for admission to study are processed by the Admissions Office/International Office. The decision regarding admission is taken under consideration of the university places available, the level of qualification, and the evidence of funding for the programme. If all necessary prerequisites are fulfilled, the applicant will receive written notification of admission. The confirmation of admission for foreign applicants will only be sent once the deposit has been paid.
For all applicants, the prerequisite for the programme is a Bachelors degree in social science, social pedagogy, psychology, educational sciences, political sciences, sociology, or an equivalent with a GPA ≥ 2.5/3.5.
Foreign applicants who have little or no knowledge of German can take a one-year course in German as a foreign language (“Deutsch als Fremdsprache”) at Friedensau Adventist University. Applicants must otherwise be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of German, e.g. by successfully passing a test of German as a foreign language (TestDaF-Prüfung) with level-4 results in all 4 areas of performance (4 x TDN 4).
Information & Tuition fees
The tuition fees:
The students of Friedensau Adventist University may receive BAföG on application if the conditions are fulfilled. The office for the BAföG is the Studentenwerk Magdeburg: https://www.studentenwerk-magdeburg.de/finanzierung/bafog/
The students at Friedensau Adventist can take up a student job to earn up to € 450 per month. During the semester the students should not work more than 20 hours per week.
Students from foreign countries can apply for DAAD scholarships and can receive up to € 250 monthly (at a maximum of nine months per year)
Start of lecture time: 20. March 2017
End of lecture time: 30. June 2017
Easter holiday: 18.-21. April 2017
2., 4. and 6. study terms
14. KW: 03. - 07. April 2017
22. KW: 29. May - 02. June 2017
26. KW: 26.-30. June 2017
Vorlesungswochen FB CSW SoTe 2017
Start of lecture time: 09. October 2017
End of lecture time : 26. January 2018
Christmas break: 27. December 2017 - 05. January 2018
1. and 3. study term
41. KW: 09.-13. October 2017
47. KW: 20.-24. November 2017
02. KW: 08.-12. January 2018
5. study term
43. KW: 23.-27. October 2017
49. KW: 04.-08. December 2017
04. KW: 22.-26. January 2018
Vorlesungswochen FB CSW WiTe 2017-2018>
start of lecture time: 12. March 2018
End of lecture time: 29. June 2018
Pentecoste break: 11.-18. May 2018
2. and 4. study term
12. KW: 12.-16. March 2018
16. KW: 09.-13. April 2018
23. KW: 28. May - 01. June 2018
6. study term
13. KW: 19.-26. March 2018
18. KW: 23.-27. April 2018
27. KW: 25.-29. June 2018
start of lecture time: 08. October 2018
end of lecture time: 01. February 2019
Christmas break: 24. December 2018 - 04. January 2019
1. and 3. study term
41. KW: 08.-12. October 2018
47. KW: 19.-23. November 2018
03. KW: 14.-18. January 2019
5. study term
43. KW: 22.-26. October 2018
49. KW: 03.-07. December 2018
05. KW: 28. January -01. February 2019
For further questions and Information please refer to:
Dean´s Office School of Social Sciences
An der Ihle 5 A, LÜP 101
Tel.: + 49 (0) 39 21 9 16 150
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To apply to Friedensau Adventist University, please send the signed application forms to
Irina Heinz, Head of the admissions office, International student’s registry
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Prof. Dr. phil., Dr. rer. medic.
Head of program Master of Arts Social and Health Management