The study programmes at FIT are open to national and international prospective students of all denominations and cultural backgrounds.
The following study programmes are offered:
B.A. Intercultural Theology, Migration and Global Cooperation
The objective of the degree course ITMGC is to impart sound academic knowledge about the diverse and varying models of Christianity and other religious traditions worldwide. Students learn to analyse the current challenges confronting religious communities in the wake of globalisation and migration, e.g. the interaction of different cultures and religious traditions. They develop their intercultural communication skills as well as their theological and interfaith leadership and organization skills.
B.A. Intercultural Theology and Global Diaconia
The objetive of the degree course ITGD is to impart sound academic knowledge in theology, ethics, diaconia and mission studies. Students acquire qualifications in diaconial and social work, social management, development cooperation as well as organizational, communication and leaderhip skills. The degree course qualifies students for work in intercultural and international social-diaconial, development-oriented and church-related institutions.
B.A. Intercultural Theology, Migration and Congregational Leadership
The programme "Intercultural Theology, Migration and Congregational Leadership" (ITMG) is no longer offered from winter semester 2017/2018.
Those, who are interested in the course contents of ITMG, are invited to check the new programme "Intercultural Theology, Migration and Global Cooperation" (ITMGC).
The programme ITMG has been primarily developed for leaders/pastors of congregations with a migrant background. It offers students from different cultural and denominational backgrounds the opportunity to critically reflect their respective theological and cultural backgrounds and to engage in intercultural and theological dialogue. Main areas of study include intercultural theology and hermeneutics, congregational leadership and ecclesiology, issues of migration, counselling and the carrying-out of an intercultural research project with the subsequent compilation of the B.A. thesis.
B.A. Mission Studies and International Diakonia
The programme "Mission Studies and International Diakonia" (MID) is no longer offered from winter semester 2017/2018. Those, who are interested in the course contents of MID, are invited to check the new programme "Intercultural Theology and Global Diaconia" (ITGD).
The programme MID has been primarily developed for students seeking academic qualification in the areas of mission studies and social-diaconal work, with special emphasis on issues of migration and development. The programme offers core competencies in theology, mission studies, religious studies and diaconal work. Students will also acquire knowledge in Social Work, project management, development approaches, policies and strategies as well as in counseling. The B.A. MID thus qualifies for professional work in the areas mentioned as well as for further Master studies.