Master’s Program in International Relations and Ecumenism (60 credits)

The new 1-year M.Th. (Swedish: Magister) program in International Relations and Ecumenism, offered by the University College Stockholm, aims at educating future professionals in the field of international and inter-church relations.

Program director: Cyril Hovorun,
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)

Relations between various Christian communities constantly evolve. Old models of cooperation and conflict between churches decline, and new ones emerge instead. 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, as well as 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.


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

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Structure of the program


  • History of the Ecumenical Movement and WCC 7,5
    5IR410 / 5IR420 on-line
  • Evolution of the Church, 7,5 5IR413 / 5IR423 online
  • Interorthodox Relations and Ecumenism, 7,5 5IR411 / 5IR421 online
  • Public Ecclesiology and International Relations, 7,5 5IR416 / 5IR426 online


  • Church Polity: Primacy, Authority and Decision Making, 7,5 5IR412 / 5IR422 online
  • Religion and Public Diplomacy 7,5 5IR415 / 5IR425 online
  • Magister Thesis, 15 5OT451