Faculty of Theology
Faculty of Theology
P.O. Box 4
00014 University of Helsinki
Visiting address & accessible entrance:
Welcome to the Faculty of Theology!
The Faculty of Theology is the largest of the three theological units in Finland and has one of the highest numbers of theology students in Europe. Its' mission is to conduct research on religion and its various manifestations, provide teaching based on research and engage in national and international social debate.
The Faculty is a non-denominational academic community.
Highest quality research...
International assessments have found that the research conducted in the Faculty is of a high quality, and the Faculty cooperates actively with equivalent top level research units. The University of Helsinki is the only Finnish university in the League of European Research Universities (LERU) which consists of Europe’s leading research universities.
The Faculty is hosting a national centre of excellence from 2008 to 2013: the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Philosophical Psychology, Morality and Politics.
... and teaching
The Faculty of Theology offers degrees of Bachelor, Master, Licentiate and Doctor of Theology and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The Faculty degree programmes prepare students for work in the church, schools and public administration. International students can apply for admission to the Master’s, Licentiate or doctoral degree programmes. Study opportunities are also available to exchange and visiting students.
The Faculty has received several awards for its teaching and for the development of it.
Participants of the Introduction to Bioethics course offered by the discipline of Systematic Theology for Helsinki Summer School 2012.
The city of Helsinki: Refreshingly different!
Helsinki is a modern and international Nordic capital as well as a centre of learning, culture and business life. Many of its inhabitants speak not only Finnish, but also Swedish and English.
- Nordic Master's degree programme, The Religious Roots of Europe, has received good feedback from its students
- Researchers Rope Kojonen and Jason Lepojärvi awarded (Karl Schlecht Stipends for the Global Network of Research Centers for Theology, Religious and Christian Studies)
- Faculty of Theology has moved: our new address is Vuorikatu 3
- More than just church images
- Broadening academic horizons - postgraduate students’ thoughts on student exchange