Degree programmes and admissions

At the University of Helsinki, education is organised into degree programmes, three of which are based at the Faculty of Theology: the three-year Bachelor’s Programme in Theology and Religious Studies, the two-year Master’s Programme in Theology and Religious Studies and the international Master’s Programme in Intercultural Encounters.

  • The Master’s Programme in Intercultural Encounters is an English-language programme, whose Study Track in Religion, Conflict and Dialogue offers the opportunity to complete a Master of Theology degree.

  • The Bachelor’s Programme in Theology and Religious Studies educates broad-based specialists in religion. Students familiarise themselves with religious studies through the different disciplines of theology, observing religion as a phenomenon that affects history, society, values and global challenges. Graduates of the programme receive a Bachelor of Theology degree.

  • The mission of the Master’s Programme in Theology and Religious Studies is to engage in high-quality academic research and teaching in historical, conceptual and cultural questions involving religion and theology. The degree programme conducts research on the individual, cultural and social significance of religions from the past to the present. In-depth research-based knowledge helps us understand the momentous changes taking place in Europe and worldwide, including multiculturalism, religious extremism, interreligious relations, diversity and the future of people’s welfare. Graduates of the programme receive a Master of Theology degree.

The degree programme website provides all the information relevant to applying. Further information on the degree programmes at the University of Helsinki and applying to them is available on the Studyinfo website and the ‘Admissions and education’ section of the University of Helsinki website.

The Faculty also coordinates the Doctoral Programme in Theology and Religious Studies.