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Entry requirements: General entry requirements and English B (intermediate level) (Specific entry requirements 2, exemption provided for modern languages).
General entry requirements (Specific entry requirements A2, exemption provided for modern languages).

Selection: 67 per cent on the basis of upper secondary school grades, 33 per cent on the basis of the Swedish University Aptitude Test.

This course is only open for exchange students.

Information about application for exchange students

  • SS18 week 18-22, fulltime100%, day. Only for exchange students.
  • SS19 week 19-23, fulltime100%, day. Only for exchange students.

Religion in Sweden

Course 7.5 credits

The religious landscape in Sweden has, during the last 70 years, undergone major changes. Today all major religions have a presence in the country. This course focuses on historical developments and contemporary expressions, with a particular emphasis on urban contexts. The student will meet representatives of various religions and faith traditions and visit places of importance for people within these traditions. Different aspects of religion as it is experienced within the Stockholm area are explored through ethnographic theories and methods.

The information below comes from the syllabus and is valid from: spring semester 2018

Course design

Lectures, excursions and seminars

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student is able to:

  • explain the establishment and activities of different religious traditions in Sweden, focusing on urban environments
  • use ethnographic theory and methodology as a way of studying and interpreting religion
  • reflect is a scholarly manner on their own experiences of diverse environments relevant to the study of religion


1001 - Religion in Sweden, 7.5 credits:
- Active participation in seminars and excursions
- Written logbook notes
- Oral presentation

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from spring semester 2018

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