Master’s Program in Eastern Christian Studies (60 credits)

The 60-credit master’s degree program (Swedish: magister degree) is an advanced, one-year degree which allows students to gain a deeper understanding of Eastern Christian churches and develop the necessary critical and research skills to pursue further studies at doctoral level in Sweden.

Program director: Grant White,
Director of Studies: Johan Andersson,
Length: 1 year, 60 ECTS credits
Type of instruction: On-campus or distance learning
Study Pace: Full-time (100%)
Language of Instruction: English
Location: Campus Bromma & Campus Södertälje
Level: University – Second cycle
How to apply? Apply through or (from March 15)

The education also provides the student with knowledge and skills that are valued by professional groups where knowledge of religion and understanding of social and existential questions are important, for example in religious organizations, the media and education. It can also form part of vocational preparation for pastors, priests and teachers.

The one-year master’s degree (Swedish: magisterexamen) includes a 15-credit master’s thesis on a specialized area of study that students write in the second semester.


See Admission requirements for Eastern Christian Studies

Cost of study

The program is tuition-free for citizens of Sweden, citizens of an EU / EEA country or of Switzerland who hold a valid Swedish residence permit. Students coming from countries other than those listed above are required to pay tuition fees. See Fees&Finance

As a new student at EHS, you automatically become a member of SEHS – the Student Union at Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm. Membership is free. If you want to leave the union, you can write an email to and we will cancel your membership. Read more about the student union’s work: Membership in the Student Union.

Structure of the program


  • The Scriptures and Eastern Christianity, 7,5 5OB410  / 5OB420 on-line
  • Patristics: Sources and Methods, 7,5 5OT410 / 5OT420 on-line
  • Liturgics and Liturgical Theology, 7,5 5OL410 /  5OL420 on-line
  • The Church as Polis, 7,5 5OE410 / 5OE420 online


  • Text and Context in Eastern Christian Studies, 7,5, 5OB510 / 5OB520 online
  • The Church in Theory and Practice, 7,5, 5OT510 / 5OT520 online
  • Magister Thesis, 15 5OT451