FACULTY OF THEOLOGY
Faculty of Theology
P.O. Box 4
00014 University of Helsinki
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The Faculty of Theology at the University of Helsinki trains experts in different religions, worldviews and values. The Faculty studies the individual, cultural and social significance of religions from history to the present day.
We offer academic education of an international level in historical, conceptual and cultural issues relating to religion and theology. The Faculty of Theology is an academic community unaffiliated with any particular religion or worldview.
Irreligious or multireligious?
The number of people who are irreligious or do not belong to a religion is growing steadily in the West. This does not mean that the significance of religion is diminishing in society, but that the form religion takes is changing. Read more »
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- Nordic Conference for the Sociology of Religion
(Helsinki 17.-19. August 2016)
- Symposium on Meaning in Life – Philosophical, psychological, spiritual and vocational paths
- Symposium on Wisdom and Compassion
Highest quality research
Focus on religion, individual and society
The Faculty is hosting currently two Centres of Excellence (CoE) in Research (2014-2019) funded by the Academy of Finland: CoE in Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions and CoE in Reason and Religious Recognition.
Read more about our research projects, researchers and publications in the University of Helsinki’s Tuhat research database.
Studying and degrees awarded
The Faculty has two Master's level degree programmes in English: Master of Theology with specialisation in The Religious Roots of Europe and Master of Theology with specialisation in The Religion, Conflict and Dialogue.
The undergraduate degrees in the Faculty of Theology are the Bachelor of Theology and Master of Theology. Studies leading to these degrees are offered in entirely in Finnish.
The primary postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Theology is the Doctor of Theology (Dr. theol.) degree. The Faculty of Theology also offers the degrees of Licentiate of Theology (Th. lic.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).