Institute of Social Work
and Social Pedagogy

Welcome to the website of the Institute of Social Work and Social Pedagogy at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg!

Research

At the institute, we conduct basic and applied research and focus primarily on the following fields:

  • Child and youth welfare research, with a special interest in international comparison
  • Childhood and youth studies
  • Research on gender, diversity and inclusive approaches
  • Violence research
  • Welfare state research, with a special interest in international comparison
  • Research on the history and theories of social work and social pedagogy
  • Research on social spaces und social planning
  • Refugee studies, with a special interest in international comparison

Teaching

Full-time degree programmes in social pedagogy at Leuphana College and Graduate School:

Part-time degree and certificate programmes in social pedagogy at Leuphana Professional School:

Doctoral Programme

At Leuphana University, you have the option to receive a PhD in social pedagogy that is embraced by the doctoral degree: Doctorate in Philosophy (Dr. phil.). Leuphana’s doctoral programme serves you with a respective Doctoral Research Group on Social Pedagogy/Social Work.

For more information on Leu­pha­na’s doctoral programme, please visit: https://www.leuphana.de/en/graduate-school/doctorate.html