TEM2O Master's Program in Eastern Christian Studies, 120.0 Credits
Theology program
Autumn 2019/2020 Aug - Jun (w35-w23). Daytime 100 % at Campus Bromma. Language English.
Admission at universityadmissions.se or antagning.se, admission code: TM2OT
Entry requirements
Bachelor's degree in theology/religious studies, 180 ECTS credits, with at least 60 credits credits in theology/religious studies, including an independent degree project and at least 15 credits in Eastern Christian Studies from Intermediate level, or equivalent. Proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognized test, e. g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent
Education Level
Second cycle
In this two-year master's program, students acquire a deeper understanding of the field of Eastern Christian studies as well as proficiency in scientific discourse at an advanced level.

For a long time, Orthodox churches have lived under the oppression of totalitarian regimes, which has influenced their attitudes to power and to both social and ecclesial engagement. In the diaspora, as they emerge from oppression, these Churches are confronted by a set of different social, political and cultural contexts. In the face of this paradigm shift, their challenge is to rediscover their own roots, and to begin to grow from within while at the same time learning to engage with society without losing themselves in the process. Faced with this new-found freedom, Orthodox Christians need to become proficient in scientific discourse to be able to interpret and understand the coming challenges that their Churches will meet.

With the knowledge and skills that students acquire through the Master's program, they are equipped to work for change in their respective contexts, in the light of the emancipatory message of the gospel. They are also prepared for research studies should they choose to embark on academic careers.

The syllabus of this program is included in our six-year pedagogical program but can also be taken independently.

The first year focuses on the sources of tradition and includes courses such as:

Scientific theory and method, focusing Eastern Christian studies
Patristic methods and sources
Liturgics and liturgical theology
The second year focuses on research and development. Students choose one of three specialisations:

The Church fathers and their historical context
The Church, its spirituality and its services
Church organization, its inner and outer relationships
Some examples of courses offered during the second year are:

Christology and the Church
Patristic classics
Spirituality and science
The early Church
Behavioral Sciences and the Church
Liturgical methods
Qualitative and quantitative methods
During the final semester, students write their master’s thesis.
Additional Directives
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Confirmed by the Theology Faculty Board at University College Stockholm 2018-12-19