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 Faculty also coordinates the Doctoral Programme in Theology and Religious Studies.
The Master’s Programme in Intercultural Encounters (ICE) is an English-language programme, whose the thematic module Religion and Diversity offers the opportunity to complete a Master of Theology degree.
ICE is a genuinely interdisciplinary programme where you can enhance your thinking and grow your expertise in cultural understanding. It offers insights into multidisciplinary approaches to intercultural issues, drawing from perspectives offered by Communication, Indigenous Studies, the Study of Religions, Theology, and Area and Cultural Studies. ICE also gives you the tools to succeed in internationally-oriented professional life. In addition, you will learn theoretical thinking and practical research skills.
The job market situation of the Faculty’s graduates of 2016 was good in autumn 2021, with 94% of the survey respondents being employed, 2% unemployed and 5% outside the workforce.
Job market situation of Faculty of Theology graduates 5 years after graduation
For more information, please see the Career Monitoring Report.
The degree programme website provides all the information relevant to applying.
Some of the studies in the bachelor's program in theology and religious studies are offered as open university studies to anyone interested in the subject.
The studies are mainly in Finnish. However, the study program includes some courses in Islamic theology in English.