Doctoral Programme in Biblical Studies

Doctoral Programme in Biblical Studies

Stockholm School of Theology offers a doctoral programme in Biblical Studies. Specializations are available in Hebrew Bible and New Testament respectively. The programme follows Swedish standards. This means four years (240 ECTS credits) of full time studies, but part time studies are possible. 

Supervisors at Stockholm School of Theology represent a broad array of approaches to Biblical Studies, including historical, literary, theological, social-scientific, cognitive, and reception-oriented perspectives.  Hebrew Bible/Old Testament offers special competence in symbol study and theological perspectives. Ancient Near Eastern comparative studies, linguistic studies, and other subject areas are also welcome. In New Testament, a major research project on ideas, practices, and rituals of moral repair in antiquity, making use of Cognitive Science of Religion approaches and funded by the Swedish Research Council, will run until 2021. Doctoral students with similar interests can benefit from this research environment.

Students pursuing their doctoral studies at Stockholm will also become part of larger Nordic and international networks, including possibilities of short-term exchange.

Admission requirements include an advanced level / second-cycle degree (generally a Master’s) with a concentration in the research subject area applied for (Hebrew Bible /Old Testament or New Testament), as well as a convincing project plan. Applicants must be knowledgeable in both biblical Hebrew and ancient Greek. Previous studies in other ancient languages or other subject areas relevant to the proposed research topic, are considered a merit.

General Syllabus for Third-Cycle Programme in Biblical Studies


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