Religion in Peace and Conflict, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
How are we to live in a world of other people’s pain? What are the obligations of those who are well to those who suffer? Throughout history and across cultures people have been inspired by visions of a better world. If you are interested in the moral and ethical predicaments of the world we are living in, then the Master Programme in Religion in Peace and Conflict is for you.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


This is a Master’s programme in Religion in Peace and Conflict for individuals whose experiences have brought them to care deeply about some part of our world and the moral predicaments therein.

This programme from Uppsala University aims to:

  • help you to develop as potential public intellectuals – that is, a person who has reflected deeply about your own engagement and are thereby able to champion your ideas in writing and speaking.
  • introduce you to the field of religiously and ethically grounded social activism in the past and in present.
  • deepen your ability to analyse and critically discuss contested issues.
  • train you in oral and written public discussions.
  • sharpen your skills in researching and writing scholarly texts.
  • help you to participate in interdisciplinary research projects and identify issues that are of societal relevance.
  • develop your skills to plan, shape, and complete research projects in the area of religiously and ethically grounded engagement.

The full programme runs for two academic years. It is also possible to graduate after one year.

Note: This is a distance learning programme. The Swedish Migration Agency will not grant you with a Swedish residence permit to attend this programme.


The Master Programme in Religion in Peace and Conflict is for those of you who are interested in social movements, including themes of peace, environment, animal rights, solidarity, and global justice.

The programme may prepare you for a career in:

  • Civic-society organisation
  • Religious organisations
  • Education
  • Public authorities
  • International organisations

The programme leads to a Master of Arts in Theology (120 credits) with Studies in Church and Missions or Studies in Faiths and Worldviews as the main fields of study. After one year of study it may also be possible to obtain a Master of Arts in Theology (60 credits).

Programme Structure

First semester

  • Religiously and Ethically Motivated Movements for Peace and Justice
  • Methodological Pluralism in the Study of Peace and Justice
  • Applied Method in the Study of Peace and Justice movements

Second semester

Alternative I – for students who aim at the 2 year master.
  • Biography, Autobiography and Life Story
  • Religion, Social Activism, and Media
  • Project in Religious and Ethical Engagement
Alternative II – for students who will graduate after one year. This alternative is also intended for students who aim at the 2-year master but wish to write two 15 credits thesis.
  • Elective courses
  • Thesis (Degree project)
Third semester
  • Literature course
  • Moral leadership and project evaluations
  • Field study
Fourth semester
Alternative I
  • Thesis (Essay)
Alternative II – for students who wrote a 15 credits thesis during the second semester.
  • Thesis
  • Elective courses

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: August 28, 2017
  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
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For Master's level studies, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university. Applicants who have not been awarded a Bachelor's degree but are in their final year of studies may be conditionally admitted.

Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in English, and this is usually done through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.

For detailed information about requirements, click the button Visit programme website.

Technological Requirements

Good internet connection will be necessary.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 21087 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000


Uppsala University provides several different scholarships for students. The scholarships cover exclusively the tuition fees for courses within the programme, i e 30 credits per semester.

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