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MTh in Eastern Christian Studies (120 ECTS credits)

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. The program also prepares students for doctoral studies.

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 1 year magister’s degree should then include a 15 credit magister’s thesis.

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

  • Sacred texts in Orthodoxy and how to read them
  • Methods and sources for the study of patristics
  • Liturgics and liturgical theology
  • Ecclesiology and canon law

In the second and third semesters, students specialize in one of the following two areas:

  • Church history, with a specialization in Biblical Studies or in Patristic Studies
  • The Church, its spirituality and its mission or its organization and the relation of the churches to one another and to the wider world

In the fourth semester students write a thesis on a chosen area of study. If instead choosing to take a 1 year magister’s degree, students write a 15 thesis in the second semester.

You can find out more about the program here (pdf) or at ehs.se.

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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 & Campus Södertälje

Level: University

Organizer: Stockholm School of Theology (University College Stockholm)

To be eligible for 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 comprising 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.

The English proficiency requirements for studies is equivalent to the English 6 at Swedish upper  secondary school. 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.