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MTh in Eastern Christian Studies

The master’s program is a two-year program in which students acquire a deeper understanding of the field of Eastern Christian studies as well as proficiency in communicating in a scholarly way at an advanced level. A master’s program involves seminars, lectures and reading of set texts. 

A student can choose to finish his or her studies after one year of study in which case, if their work has met the required standard, they receive a magister’s degree (60 ECTS credits).

The first year focuses on methods of study and the sources of our tradition and includes courses such as:

• Theory and method, focusing specifically on Eastern Christian Studies

• Sacred texts in Orthodoxy and how to read them

• Methods and sources for the study of Patristics

• Liturgics and liturgical theology

In the second year students specialize in one of the following three areas:

• The Church Fathers in their historical context

• The Church, its spirituality and its mission

• Church organization and the relation of the Churches to one another and to the wider world

In the second semester students write a thesis on a chosen area of study. 

You can find out more about the program here

Stockholm School of Theology 

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Quick Facts

Length: 2 years, 120 ECTS credits

Study Pace: Full-time

Teaching Hours: Daytime
Type of Instruction: On-campus or Distance learning
Language of Instruction: English
Location: Campus Bromma

Level: University

Organizer: Stockholm School of Theology (University College Stockholm)

To be eligible to be admitted to the program, an applicant must either have a bachelor’s degree in theology/religious studies, comprising 180 ECTS credits or a degree in another subject as part of which they have taken religious studies or theological courses worth at least 60 credits, including a thesis of at least 15 credits. At least 15 credits should be in Eastern Christian Studies or an equivalent subject area within religious studies studied at an advanced level. Students with other relevant subjects or an equivalent foreign degree may be admitted on the basis of individual assessment and examination.
Students may also be admitted to later parts of the program (61-120 ECTS credits) on the basis of a special application, provided that the relevant prerequisites are met.
Students from outside Sweden, or students who cannot verify proficiency in English, are required to take an internationally recognized test, e. g. TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.

Tuition fee: Students at Stockholm School of Theology are not required to pay tuition fees if they are citizens of Sweden, of another EU country or if they have been granted permission to live in Sweden. The information about tuition fee for other international students is available on https://ehs.se/tuition-fees