Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin

Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

M.A. (Master of Arts)
Subjects: Pedagogy, Educational Sciences, Sociology, Law, Human Rights Studies
English only
Winter semester: 01 Mar
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
€ 2105
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Start Dates
Winter Semester: September/October
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
Blended learning
Registration Fee & Tuition Information:
Upon registration a fee of 300 € is due. The tuition fee for the first to third semester is 2640 € each. Costs for the fourth semester (Human Rights Project and Master’s Thesis) amount to 500 €. Should, however, the Master’s thesis be postponed to the fifth semester an extra 300 € will be charged for this final semester.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, e.g., social work, social sciences, law, humanities or cultural sciences.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

Work Experience

All applicants must have at least one year of practical experience in a relevant field (social development and human rights practice, etc).

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Specification: B
min 6.5
min 90
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:October 15 (German)October 15 (EU)October 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:

Application Documents

Please submit the following documents (in the below-mentioned order) via e-mail to [email protected]:

  1. Letter of motivation: English, two pages, 12 pt font size, 1.5 line spacing
  2. Curriculum vitae: 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).
  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 practical experience in a field relevant to social work and human rights.
  6. English language proficiency: language certificate, attestation of the language of conduct in your undergraduate degree.
  7. Proof of financial ability: statement of financial support, scholarship letter, or bank statements that prove liquidity.

The university only accepts digital copies. Please send your documents as one single PDF file.

Your documents (certificates, academic transcript of records, grading) have to be submitted in their original language, together with a certified translated copy in German or English.

Please make sure to state the period of your occupation(s) (start and end dates) and workload (part-time/full-time job) in your CV, your letters of recommendation as well as all your work certificates.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website