Social Work & Diaconia – (vocationally integrated) Specialization HealthDownload as PDF Add to favorites
The basic courses include the topics
- “Basis of social work & diaconia”,
- “Methods and plans of action in social work & diaconia”,
- “Societal and institutional framework conditions for social work & diaconia” and
- “Practice research”.
The course specialization in “Health” is structured in the modules
- “Health and illness in contexts of life situations”,
- “The health system”,
- “Challenges and features of social work in relation to health” as well as
- “Deepening in current theoretical and political discourses”.
Opportunities can be found in fields such as:
- Public healthcare
- Assistance for disabled persons or reintegration
- Geriatric care
- Addiction help and counseling
- Community/social psychiatry
- Hospital work
- To qualify for the vocationally integrated bachelor degree in “Social Work & Diaconia” at the Ev. Hochschule the following requirements must be met:
- General higher education entrance qualification and
- Employment during the studies in the field of social work with at least half of the regular weekly working hoursand one of the following three options:
- Degree of vocational training in a relevant related field of social work or
- Degree of vocational training in a relevant field of social work and a minimum of two years of working experience in an approved field of social work (allows crediting of 30 credits) or
- Degree of vocational training and a minimum of two years of experience in an approved field of social work.
Information about studying
Who offers this course?
Evangelische Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit & Diakonie
Type of study
University course (vocationally integrated!)
Six to eight semesters (depending on prior qualifications)
Qualification on completion
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.) and state-approved Social Worker or Social Education Worker
In addition to the B. A. it is possible to acquire diaconal competences and to complete the church’s exam, by assigning specific building blocks, which is the prerequisite to be ordained as a deacon.