Applied Social Sciences

Institute of Applied Social Sciences

The Institute of Applied Social Sciences is one of the online largest educational institutions for social work. The institute has 4 professors, 7 adjunct lecturers, 15 research assistants and staff members and 500 students. The Institute of Applied Social Sciences is widely recognized for its in-depth research, which receives funding from a variety of third-party institutions.

Bachelor of Arts in Government Public Policy

Our Bachelor's and Master's programs are designed according to the International requirements and enable students to step from Bachelor to Master, and from the Master's degree to Executive Doctoral program. This allows successful students to choose and pursue their chosen field and level of professional objectives up to managerial, social policy and academic research related tasks and objectives.

Purchasers and providers in the region - and far beyond - greatly appreciate the students from our institute - which helps our successful students find good agencies and institutions to work for in Canada and even abroad.

The Institute of Applied Social Sciences looks back on several years of educational work and research. The first students were taken in for the Diploma in Social Work in 2014, and over the following years, the institute has taken a leading role in developing social work education and the social work profession across the world. The BA in Social Work holds one of the very top-ranking places in the West to this very day.

Being aware of societal changes and following specific challenges and demands, additional degree programs have been designed and installed - such as the BA in "Cultural Education" and the BA in "Early Childhood Education" as well as the Master's programs in the fields of "Social Management", "Psychosocial Counselling and Mediation" and in "Cultural Education and Cultural Management". All the degree program designs meet the Bologna criteria and thus help students build their professional and academic careers up to the achievement of a Doctorate via graduation programs in cooperation with various universities.

The social sciences have a long and rich tradition within online universities with key subjects such as political science and economics well established by the early years of the 20th century.

However, it was following the creation of a new wave of universities in the 1960s, that the social sciences gained a strong presence in online universities. At this time, combined social science degrees that facilitated the study of a range of social science disciplines in a single program were commonplace. But, as the 1960s universities grew in size there was a tendency for each subject to branch off in its direction as scholars were keen to emphasize their specialisms. Combined social science degrees became less common as a consequence.

Applied social science allows for specialist study in other areas of interest that were outside of the original purview of the welfare state.

During the 1990s and 2000s, this compartmentalization of social science knowledge into different disciplines was subjected to increased criticism. Many scholars argued there was a need for different subjects to work together more effectively, particularly in applied social issues where it made little sense to ignore useful insights from rival subjects. Reflecting this view, multi-disciplinary programs became more common once again and many universities established broadly based ‘Applied Social Science’ or ‘Applied Social Studies’ programs. Often these programs emerged from Social Policy departments where there had always been a concern to address applied issues from a multi-disciplinary background, but while social policy maintains a core focus on the ‘welfare state’ the focus of applied social science is less fixed, allowing for specialisms in other areas of interest that were outside of the original purview of the welfare state.

Academic standards are based on social work science, interdisciplinary collaboration, ethical research, and social work principles as well as in a commitment to the joint dissemination of theory and practice. Our degree courses are multi-disciplinary – drawing on insights from sociology, politics, social psychology, economics, social policy and demography for example – but with a clear focus on applied social issues. Our programs allow you to choose where to specialize during the program itself.

Institute study programs.

Bachelor of Arts in Government.

Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration.

Bachelor of Public Policy.

Bachelor of Applied Economics.

Bachelor of Arts in Applied History.

Bachelor of Science in Public Safety.

Bachelor of Science in Applied Sociology.

Bachelor of Science in Social Work.

Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies.

Master in Government and Policy.

Master in Public Administration.

Master in Applied Economics.

Master in Cybersecurity.

Master of Legal Studies program.

Master of Science in Public Accounting.

Learning and Working Together.

The lecturers, teachers, and students at the Institute of Applied Social Sciences soon get to know each other as our methodological and training seminars are taught in small groups. This guarantees good quality learning as well as assistance with the choice of study orientation, exam preparations and the process of finding the right professional role.

Further student representatives collaborate within the Institute Council and have formed various student groups, such as the faculty's student council and the Student Union. This student organizational structure guarantees that student interests are heard and considered. Everybody is invited to join and collaborate.