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History of Religion: Master Course

  • Number of credits 15 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Autumn Term 2022

About the course

The course deals with theory, method, and research within the history of religions. This means, among other things, that the course includes an in-depth study of the concept of religion and other concepts pertaining to the field, the research history of the subject, source-critical problems, ritual studies, and some contemporary theories of history of religions. The course consists of two parts. 

Module 1: Theory and method of history of religions (7.5 credits). Within the framework of this part, central theories, and methods within the field of history of religions are treated, both historically and today. This includes, among other things, the history and use of the concept of religion, comparison as a method and contemporary theories of ritual and religion. The module also deals with methods within history of religions.

Module 2: Current research (7.5 credits). Within the framework of this part, the student, in consultation with the examiner, chooses an in-depth study in a research area within the history of religions.

Application and eligibility

History of Religion: Master Course, 15 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2022 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


29 August 2022


15 January 2023

Study location




Type of studies

Mixed, 50%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of other meetings


Required Knowledge

90 credits of religious studies / theology, of which 15 credits of religious studies at bachelor's level or teacher education towards the later years of compulsory school or upper secondary school where the subject of religion is included. Entry requirements


Academic credits

Application code



Application deadline was 19 April 2022. The application period is closed.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 23,250

Total fee

SEK 23,250

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