MTh in Religion, Politics, and Democracy

The new two-year master’s program in Religion, Politics and Democracy, within the Department of Eastern Christian Studies, aims at educating future professionals and scholars in the understanding of the relationship between religious ideas and institutions and the public sphere. 

This program explores the interaction and mutual influences between theological ideas, religious beliefs and practices, and modern secular society and the contemporary globalization processes. Approaching these phenomena from an Eastern Christian perspective, the courses in this program will help students learn about how theology and Church practice relate to the ever changing social and political environments, how ideology (both within the Church and in society) structures our perception of the social sphere, and how one can engage with social and political contexts and democratic processes in a constructive and creative way. 

The program equips students with theoretical knowledge, critical analysis and writing skills necessary for future work as professionals (e.g. educators, ministers, public servants, analysts, NGO personnel and activists) or for research.

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: Distance learning
Language of Instruction: English
Location: Campus Bromma

Level: University

Organizer: Stockholm School of Theology (University College Stockholm)
Requirements:

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. 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

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