Information Technologies in Welfare Services (FH)

Master of Arts
Semester fee
78 Euro
Start of the program
Winter semester
Standard length of the program
5 Semester
Place of study
Part-time studies possible


No enrollment possible! This course of study is no longer offered!

Helmut Kreidenweis
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We are pleased to introduce you to our Master's degree program in Information Technologies, which is unique in Germany!

Social institutions and associations are entering the digital age. They need specialists who can accompany them competently on this path. Information Technologies specialists have the required know-how. They know how to organize a value-adding IT operation, digitalize processes or integrate innovative technologies into social work or care.

A lively mix of scientifically substantiated and at the same time practice-oriented contents creates a broad pool of know-how from which institutions can benefit. We attach great importance to the specific targeted application already during the studies. Employers and students alike can benefit from this model.

Our lecturers are among the best in the industry. Experienced professionals from the field and consultants teach with us along with renowned scientists. The interdisciplinary orientation of the Information Technologies program opens up the studies to graduates from various disciplines. Most importantly: Your motivation to engage in an exciting learning experience at the interface of social work, social management and digital technologies.

We wish you every success in planning your studies and look forward to welcoming you at the KU.

Prof. Helmut Kreidenweis
Professor of  Information Technologies and degree program coordinator

The program in detail


Tailored to the needs of the social economy

The course content is closely coordinated with leading companies and major institutions in the social and IT sectors. This ensures ideal preparation for the demands of everyday professional life. The advisory board of the degree program consists of renowned industry leaders.

Interdisciplinary – learning from and with other disciplines

Information Technologies is located at the intersection between social work, management and computer science. The degree program is therefore open to graduates of various disciplines. The basic modules give you insights into disciplines you have not studied yourself and refresh your knowledge of scientific methodology. Throughout your studies, you will work with fellow students from different disciplines, learning to appreciate their respective strengths and gaining valuable experience in interdisciplinary teamwork.

What can I expect in the Master's degree program in Information Technologies?

Here, you will find an overview of the content and requirements of the Master's degree program (available in german).

Overview of study contents

Semester 1

Module 1 - Scientific Foundations and Methods of Information Technologies

You will get an update in scientific work and an introduction to the methods used in the science of Information Technologies. You will be able to systematically describe problems from the field of Information Technologies and analyze them methodically.
(Standard module)

Module 2 - Basics: Social Work - Computer Science - Management/Business Administration

Depending on your educational background and experience, you will look at two of the following areas: Management and business administration in social institutions; fundamentals of social work; fundamentals of computer science. This will give you an insight into the fundamental disciplines of the subject.
(Students take two sub-modules according to their personal educational background)

Module 3 - Community Informatics, Industry and Business Systems

This module deals with problems and solutions typical for the industry when using software in social organizations. You can configure the software portfolio of a social organization to effectively support the processes and help the organization meet the challenges of digital change.
(Standard module)

Semester 2

Module 4 - Applied Computer Science and Business Process Management

In the first sub-module, you will deepen your knowledge of information technology, such as methods for modeling processes and database queries, which are frequently used in practice. In the second part, you will learn how to design lean and customer-oriented business processes and how to digitalize them efficiently.
(Standard module)

Module 5 - System Architectures and Networks

A powerful IT architecture is an important prerequisite for service-oriented and secure IT operations. In this module, you will gain important basic knowledge and learn how to analyze, strategically plan and operatively control such architecture.
(Standard module)

Semester 3

Module 6 - Strategic and Operational IT Management in Social Organizations

IT and digitization strategies are the link between corporate strategy and daily IT activities. After having completed the first sub-module, you will be able to develop such strategies cooperatively and derive specific implementation projects. In the second part, you will learn how to organize an IT department efficiently and establish a customer-oriented IT service management.
(Standard module)

Module 7 – Master’s Project

The module is a central link between teaching and practice. Based on what you have learned so far, you will analyze a specific Information Technologies problem from your work environment, plan and test solutions, and document and reflect on your own actions.
(Standard module)

Module 8 - Information Law and Information Security

You know which legal framework conditions have to be observed when using IT in social organizations and are able to initiate the necessary measures. You also know the basic values and levels of information security, are able to assess risks and set up an IT security and risk management system.
(Standard module)

Semester 4

Module 9 - Information and Knowledge Management

Effective and efficient knowledge and information management creates clear competitive advantages. You will learn how to analyze requirements and create technical and organizational configurations that will decisively advance the organization.
(Standard module)

Module 10 - Client and Employee-oriented, Innovative Digital Technologies

The future belongs to digital business models, multi-channel services, client-oriented computing and ambient assisted living. After having completed this module, you will know about the potential of these technologies and will be able to actively participate in bringing your organization's service offerings into the digital age.
(Standard module)

Semester 5

Module 11- Master’s Thesis

The Master's thesis is the finishing touch of your studies. Closely supervised by an experienced professor, you will combine theoretical and practical knowledge in an independent work that will deepen your personal interests and/or address an important issue of your organization.
(Standard module)

Participation Fee

The participation fee for the program is € 2,000 per semester, plus travel and accommodation costs for the stay in Eichstätt.

Career possibilities and professional fields

Career prospects

In times of digitalization, Information Technologies specialists are sought after by social organizations of all kinds. They form the interface between management, social work/care and digital technologies and lead the institutions into the digital age. Information Technologies specialists also work for IT providers for the industry, as they know methods and strategies for aligning the systems with needs and introducing them professionally. After a few years of professional experience, professionals could also think about working independently in the field of consulting.

What students say about the program

Anette Raab

"It was always important for me that there was a close connection between my studies and my professional activities. I learned many new things, both methodically and professionally. This has led to increased competence and thus to a higher level of sovereignty in my actions, which has opened up new career perspectives…

"It was always important for me that there was a close connection between my studies and my professional activities. I learned many new things, both methodically and professionally. This has led to increased competence and thus to a higher level of sovereignty in my actions, which has opened up new career perspectives already during my studies: A position as a specialist software representative in my organization".

- Anette Raab
Alexander Wimmer

"As an IT trainer, I place great attention to detail in my work. Thanks to my studies, I now get an overview of the entire institution, can determine interrelationships within the company and can thus later participate in the design of the company’s IT system".

"As an IT trainer, I place great attention to detail in my work. Thanks to my studies, I now get an overview of the entire institution, can determine interrelationships within the company and can thus later participate in the design of the company’s IT system".

- Alexander Wimmer

The KU

Sommerresidenz Luftbild


Short distances on campus at the KU save time and avoid stress. The KU is a campus University with modern facilities. The buildings on campus are located close to the Eichstätt old town. Although the University and its campus has grown, it is still characterized by short distances: In Eichstätt, everything can be reached within ten minutes’ walking distance. On campus, green spaces such as the Hofgarten are the perfect places to relax. The garden of the Kapuzinerkloster is also used by different student initiatives for their projects. The canteen is located at the heart of the Eichstätt campus and has a sun deck and cafeteria that leave nothing to be desired.

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What sets the KU apart

Studying at the KU is more than just acquiring specialist knowledge. We broaden our horizons together and take on responsibility in and beyond the individual degree programs. The KU has a particular focus on topics such as personal development, sustainability, social skills and social commitment.

It offers its students the possibility to study and work in a welcoming atmosphere and benefit from outstanding support and comprehensive service offers, a well-stocked library, a broad range of sports and leisure activities and a large global network of approx. 300 partner universities. Our team at the International Office helps you to plan your semester abroad and the KU Career Service provides comprehensive advice and support for embarking on your professional career.

Do I have to be Catholic in order to study at the KU? Do I have to deal with Catholic contents during my studies?

No, the KU is open to students of all faiths and beliefs.

At the KU, just as at all state universities, there is freedom of research and teaching. This means that our degree programs focus on the subjects for which you have enrolled – free from external influences.

As a student at our University, you will notice what our understanding of being a Catholic University means for us in one thing in particular: The University’s focus is on the individual person. The talents and potential of all those who teach, study, work and carry out research at the KU form our most important foundation – regardless of their religion or beliefs, nationality, ethical, cultural or social background, disabilities, gender, sexual orientation or age.

This is why we promote your best possible academic education through personal support and an ideal staff-to-student ratio. At the same time, the KU is more than just a place for earning your degree: We attach particular importance to imparting social skills and advancing our students’ sense and value orientation in addition to providing them with a high level of academic and methodical qualification.

Our aspiration for our University is to build bridges between science and society and to make knowledge available for society as well as to integrate impulses from outside the University into our research and teaching practice. We aim to make a valuable contribution to social coexistence, to the free democratic basic order and to preserving creation. 

Isn’t Eichstätt quite small for a university town?

With a population of around 15,000, it is probably the smallest university town in Europe. For our students, this means living and learning in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Whether it is on the way to a lecture in the morning, at the canteen for lunch or in the pub in the evening, you will often come across people you know. It is easy to meet people in Eichstätt! By the way, the KU’s “living room” is the Theke, a bar run by students for students. Here, people meet for parties, jam sessions, karaoke evenings or a cozy round of table football.

A small town also means short distances: The library, the swimming pool, the cinema or the supermarket – everything can be reached in a few minutes on foot or by bike. The town is located right in the heart of the Altmühltal natural park – a real paradise for climbers, canoeists, hikers and cyclists just around the corner.

Should you still reach a point when you feel too cooped in, you can breathe big city air easily near Eichstätt. Ingolstadt with its 135,000 inhabitants is only a few kilometers away and offers a variety of shopping and nightlife options.

Can I also study at the KU if I have completed the Fachabitur?

Yes, you can study certain degree programs at the KU with a subject-specific university entrance qualification (Fachabitur). These are: Social Work (BA) and Religious Education (BA).


The location

Ortsschild Eichstätt
University town of Eichstätt
Bootsfahrer auf der Altmühl
Canoeing on the Altmühl river
[Translate to Englisch:] Biergarten
Relaxing and celebrating in beer gardens

Eichstätt and the surrounding Altmühltal natural park are not only a popular destination for culture enthusiasts and nature lovers, but also for cyclists, climbers, canoeists and fossil collectors. Located between Munich and Nuremberg, the city impresses with its Baroque setting and southern flair combined with modern and prizewinning architecture as well as a broad variety of cultural offerings and leisure activities. 

The Baroque park at the heart of the campus and the nearby banks of the Altmühltal river are the KU’s “green living room”. Another big advantage: all University facilities are just a short walk away from each other.

More on the study location Eichstätt

Advisory Service

Some offers and study conditions are different for international students – our International Office is happy to provide help and support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our team. We are happy to accompany you on your way to the KU and hope that we can welcome you in person soon!

International Office
Building Domplatz 8  |  Room: DP8-203 | Campus Eichstätt


Master or Diplom obtained at a university, university of applied sciences (FH), BA and at least one year of qualified work experience
Language requirements
Admission restriction
Selection procedure


No enrollment possible! This course of study is no longer offered!


The application process for international applicants is now completely digital. You can register online in our application portal and carry out and submit your application. After you have carried out the application and uploaded your documents, you do not need to send your documents to us again by post. You do have to submit certified true copies only if you are admitted at the time of enrollment.

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