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

The one-year Master’s (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.

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).

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Eligible to be admitted to the program at the advanced level in Religion, Politics, and Democracy is the one who has completed courses for a 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 from outside Sweden, or students who cannot verify proficiency in English, are required to take an internationally recognized test, e. g. TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.

The applicant must submit relevant documents demonstrating their academic and language qualifications, as well as a letter of intent explaining their interest in the field and how their previous academic and/or professional background is relevant for the graduate studies.

Candidates will be admitted to the program based on their academic qualifications and the demonstrated potential for a successful and efficient academic work at the graduate level.

Fastställd av Ämnesföreträdarkollegiet vid Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm den 11 mars 2022.