The working language of the programme is English. The programme consists of basic studies courses (Bachelor's level courses). As a rule, no previous studies in the subject are required.

Most courses are completed through book exams and independent study, but the programme also includes lectures, written assignments, and discussions. Students can select courses according to their personal interests and needs.

Courses 2019–2020

Biblical studies 5 ECTS

2417101 Introduction to Biblical Studies 5 ECTS (autumn, spring)

Church History 5 ECTS

2427201 Church History (Western Theology) 5 ECTS (autumn, spring)


2437201 Church History (Orthodox Theology) 5 ECTS (autumn, spring)

Systematic Theology 5 ECTS

2427301 Introduction to Systematic Theology (Western Theology) 5 ECTS (autumn, spring)


2437301 Patristics (Orthodox Theology) 2 ECTS (autumn, spring)
2437302 Dogmatics and History of Dogma (Orthodox Theology) 3 ECTS (autumn, spring)
or 2437303 Theology of the Icon (Orthodox Theology) 3 ECTS (autumn, spring)

Practical Theology 5 ECTS

2427401 Practical Theology I Western Theology 3 ECTS (autumn, spring)
and 2427402 Practical Theology II Western Theology 2 ECTS (autumn, spring)


2437401 Introduction to Liturgical Life (Orthodox Theology) 3 ECTS (autumn, spring)
and 2437402 Religious Education (Orthodox Theology) 2 ECTS (autumn, spring)

Optional courses

2437701 Introduction to Orthodox Church Music 2 ECTS (autumn, spring)
2417601 Introduction to the History of Comparative Religion 2 ECTS (autumn, spring)
2427501 Religious Education (Western Theology) 2 ECTS (autumn, spring)
Or any other course offered by the School of Theology 1–4 ECTS

Courses offered in English if international students attend:
2412005 Intermediate Studies: East Meets West 4 ECTS (autumn)
2432002 Intermediate Studies: Orthodox Churches in Eastern Europe 4 ECTS (autumn)
2433707 Specific Topics in Church Music: Byzantine Chant 14 ECTS (autumn)
2432005 Intermediate Studies: Orthodoxy and the West 4 ECTS (autumn)
2422004 Intermediate Studies: Understanding Diaconia, 4 ECTS (autumn)
2422008 Intermediate Studies: Western Viewpoints to the Question of God 4 ECTS (spring)
2423413 Advanced course: Practical Theology and Lived Religion 4 ECTS (spring)
2433720 Chant Traditions of Eastern Churches 4 ECTS (spring)

Descriptions of study units, registration and timetables

Course catalogue in WebOodi:

International Non-degree Programmes in Philosophical Faculty, 2018-2019