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MTh in International Relations and Ecumenism (120 ECTS credits)

The master’s program in International Relations and Ecumenism, offered by the Stockholm School of Theology, aims to educate future professionals and scholars in the fields of international and inter-Church relations.

Relations between various Christian communities constantly evolve. Old models of cooperation and conflict between Churches decline, and new ones emerge. These processes depend on both theological and socio-political factors. This M.Th. program develops the skills of analyzing and improving the models of relations between Christian communities, and external relations with society and other religions.

After graduation, the student will be qualified to deal with an array of issues related to international relations and ecumenism, including Church diplomacy, religious politics and security. Those who successfully complete the course will be qualified to work in the fields of ecumenical relations and foreign affairs for non-governmental Christian organizations and other international organizations. The program also prepares the student for doctoral studies.

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 (100%)

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 which includes Religious Studies or Theological courses comprising at least 60 credits, including a thesis worth at least 15 credits. At least 15 credits should be in Eastern Christian studies or equivalent subject areas. Students with other relevant subjects or an equivalent foreign degree may be admitted based on individual assessment and examination.

Students may also be admitted to later parts of the program (61–120 ECTS credits) based on a special application, provided that the relevant prerequisites are met.

An applicant needs to submit a letter of motivation.

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