Master’s Program in Religion, Politics and Democracy (60 credits)

The one-year Master’s (Swedish: Magister) program in Religion, Politics and Democracy, within the Department of Eastern Christian Studies, Stockholm School of Theology (University College Stockholm), aims at educating future professionals in the understanding of the relationship between religious institutions and ideas and the public sphere. The one-year master’s degree (Swedish: magisterexamen) includes a 15-credit thesis on a specialized area of study which students write in the second semester.

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

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).


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


  • Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion, Politics and Democracy, 7,5 5AD426
  • Orthodox Christianity: Past and Present, 7,5 5AD420
  • Political Theology in Orthodox Christianity 7,5 5AD421
  • Religion and Politics: From Pax Romana to Pax Christiana, 7,5 5AD422


  • Religion and Politics: From Pax Christiana to Pax Americana 7,5 5AD423
  • (Post)Seculari-zation in Modern Political Philosophy 7,5 5AD424
  • Magister Thesis, 15 5OT451