Master Program in International Relations and Ecumenism

The M.Th. program in International Relations and Ecumenism offered by the Stockholm School of Theology aims at educating future professionals and scholars in the fields of international and inter-church relations.

Relations between various Christian communities constantly evolve. Old models of cooperation and patterns of conflict between churches decline, and new ones emerge instead. These processes depend on both theological and socio-political factors, such as equality, gender, and a sustainable environment. This M.Th. program develops the skills of analyzing and improving the models of relations between Christian communities, as well as their 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. Students may work in the fields of ecumenical relations, foreign affairs, for non-governmental Christian and international organizations. The program also provides a ground for further research at more advanced level.

You can find out more about the program here.

Cyril Hovorun

Professsor, archimandrite

Bachelor's degree in Theology/Religious Studies, comprising 180 higher education credits, or any other relevant Bachelor's degree, where at least 60 higher education credits consist of Religious Studies/Theology including a thesis of 15 higher education credits. Students with other relevant subjects or the corresponding foreign degree may be admitted after special examination. Students may also be admitted to later parts of the program (61-120 credits) after a special application, provided that the relevant prerequisites are met.
Students with other relevant subjects may be admitted after special examination.
A letter of motivation is required.
Students from outside Sweden, or students who cannot verify, proficiency in English, are required to make an internationally recognized test, e. g. TOEFL IELTS or equivalent. English 6 or equivalent is required.

Relevance of previous studies in relation to the program and motivation letter.

Fastställd av Ämnesföreträdarkollegiet vid Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm den 17 november 2020

Senast reviderad den 17 november 2020