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Pastoral – Pedagogical Program

The priest is central to the life of a Church. He celebrates the liturgy together with the parish, gathers people together for prayer and helps them to discover the roots of their tradition. The priest offers care and spiritual counselling to people at times of need and crisis in their lives, and he represents the Church to the wider community. He conducts baptisms, weddings and funerals. Through his preaching the priest proclaims the gospel and through his lifestyle he encourages holiness.

On the pedagogical track of the Pastoral-Pedagogical Program, our students receive a thorough understanding of the Church’s theological and biblical tradition as well as tools which will allow him or her to communicate their knowledge to others. Our students learn how to create a safe and stimulating learning environment within a Church congregation and how to encourage participation in the life of the Church by lay members.

The training includes subjects such as practical liturgics, pastoral theology and Church languages, and all the students on the program take the bachelor’s degree program in theology with a focus on Eastern Christian Studies at Stockholm School of Theology (University College Stockholm).

You can find more information about the program here

Stockholm School of Theology

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Quick Facts

Length: 4 years

Study Pace: Full-time 

Teaching Hours: Daytime, certain weekends and evenings
Type of Instruction: On-campus
Language of Instruction: English
Location: Campus Södertälje (year 1-2) & Campus Bromma (year 3-4)

Level: Seminary - post-secondary school level and University – First cycle (bachelor’s degree) (180 ECTS credits)

Organizer: Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola and Stockholm School of Theology (University College Stockholm)

The applicant must have completed their upper secondary (high school) education. For more information please visit:
Applicants must also be able to demonstrate a good proficiency in English. The entry requirement for studies at the bachelor’s level in Sweden is equivalent to the English 6 course at Swedish upper secondary school. For more information, please visit:


Tuition at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola is free for everyone who is a citizen of Sweden or another EU country or who have been granted permission to live in Sweden. Students must be registered as living in Sweden. 

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.

Service Fees at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola: Students are required to pay a service fee. The service fee for this program is SEK 1200 per semester.