Master Program in Religion, Politics, and Democracy, Distance Education

The M.Th. program in Religion, Politics and Democracy, aims at educating future professionals and scholars for understanding the relationship between religious ideas and institutions, and the public sphere.

Religion remains one of the key forces in today’s world. Christianity continues to be a factor which influences social dynamics and political ideas and ideologies. At the same time, churches are influenced by the dominant social, cultural and political processes to which they are exposed. This program explores the interaction and mutual influences between theological ideas, religious beliefs and practices and, on the other hand, modern secular society and the contemporary globalization processes. Approaching these phenomena, 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 the 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 their future work as professionals (e.g. educators, ministers, public servants, analysts, NGO personnel and activists) or researchers (at Ph.D. level).

You can find out more about the program here.

Davor Džalto


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