Study Courses at the DWI
There are currently several alternative ways to study at the DWI.
- All courses are open to all students regardless of faculty or discipline.Courses can be taken as integral part of one's studies or purely out of personal interest.
- The second alternative is the so-called 'Schwerpunktstudium', which is a special set of courses for future pastors and co-workers in the church-based social work. The courses convey a basic diaconal competence. They are rounded off by a certificate in diaconal studies. > > More . . .
- An offer to post-graduates is the so-called 'Diplom-Ergänzungsstudiengang': After four semesters students leave the institute with a postgraduate diploma in diaconal studies. > > More . . .
- Beginning with Winter Semester 2005, the DWI also offers a Masters degree. Professionals can take the courses on "Corporate Governance in the Welfare System" as advanced training while still working. > > More . . .
Our schedule of lectures gives an overview of the courses taught at the DWI. Topics are from the following fields:
- The biblical, historical and systematic-theological bases of diaconal work;
- Theory formation in diaconal studies and fields of diaconal action;
- Questions of law and the organization of the welfare system;
- Social security systems;
- Methods of social work and social pedagogy;
- Medical ethics and social medicine;
- Management and public relations.
Latest Revision: 2014-03-25