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.


Application deadline: 31. August
Semesterbeginning: Winter (block week one)
Time frame: 6 semesters (120 credits)

Study modes: part-time
Degree: Master of Arts Social and Health Management
Language: german
Tution Fees: Finanzbulletin


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)
  • Leadership
  • Personal and social competence, communication
  • Law
  • Science and research (Master thesis)
  • Target groups / action fields in the social and health sector
  • Internship
  • Curriculum and module planning


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).


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
  • information on how the programme of study will be financed
  • curriculum vitae
  • a photo

(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.


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

  • Examination regulations
  • Module handbook






Do you have some questions about

… the study course
… the admission
… the financial
… or generally?

We are happy to advise you!

Silvia Hedenigg, Prof. Dr. phil.,
Head of study program Master of Arts Social and Health Management

I look forward to hearing from you!

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