Systematic Theology

Systematic Theology

The purpose of the doctoral programme in Systematic Theology is to educate researchers and lecturers with a high competence in the three specialisations of Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, and Dogmatics, who are nationally and internationally competitive. The programme shall offer both overall knowledge of the research subject area, as well as in-depth knowledge in one of the areas of specialisation. 

Important for the research subject area is to integrate, as far as possible, perspectives for the three specialisations. Lecturers in the subject have broad competences, meaning that they are responsible for interdisciplinary courses both in the field of Systematic Theology and together with other subjects. Such an interplay between subjects also forms the research in Systematic Theology, where the following areas of research are found: theological ethics, human rights, moral philosophy, phenomenology, theological and multidisciplinary hermeneutics, philosophical and theological perspectives on art, culture, and economy, Swedish theology during the 20th century, religion and secularism, and continental philosophy. 

The research subject area conducts comprehensive doctoral activities. Apart from in-house doctoral students, Stockholm School of Theology conducts a research school in Systematic Theology together with the Åbo Akademi University in Finland and the Stockholm diocese in the Church of Sweden.

Systematic Theology at the Stockholm School of Theology also benefits from national and international contacts: with the research conducted at the universities of Uppsala and Lund, but also New York Theological Seminary (NYTS); St Mary’s College vid St Andrews University; St Benet’s Hall at Oxford University, the University of Copenhagen, the Copenhagen Business School, and the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Nottingham University.


General Syllabus for the Third‐Cycle Programme in Systematic Theology