History of Christianity, Master's Thesis (One Year Masters Degree), 15 credits (790A65)

Kristendomens historia, magisteruppsats, 15 hp

Main field of study

Religious Studies


Second cycle

Course type

Single subject course


Kjell O Lejon

Course coordinator

Kjell O Lejon

Director of studies or equivalent

Martin Berzell


Birgitta Lönning, studievägledare

Kristina Hellman, administratör

Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
Single subject course (Half-time, Day-time) Autumn 2019 v201934-202003 Swedish Linköping

Main field of study

Religious Studies

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Entry requirements

Admission to the course requires a bachelor's degree in religious studies, or the equivalent, and passing grade in at least on course for second-cycle studies in History of Christianity comprising 15 HE credits, or the equivalent. In addition to the above, documented knowledge in Swedish and English is required, equivalent to the general entry requirements for first-cycle studies.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- independently identify and formulate an issue in the history of Christianity and examine it independently in the form of a thesis by means of the theory and method traditions of the discipline
- search, interpret and critically review material relevant to the issue
- orally and in writing, account for and discuss the independent conclusions, knowledge and arguments that underlie these
- analyse, assess and discuss another thesis, or equivalent work in the subject area.

Course content

From the theory and method traditions of the discipline, the student independently examines an issue in the history of Christianity. The results are presented in writing and defended at a thesis seminar. The course includes analysing, assessing and discussing another thesis, or other equivalent work.

Teaching and working methods

The independent thesis work is supported by a course introduction and supervision, and a completing essay seminar. The student should actively and constructively prepare before supervision and the seminar sessions.


The course is examined through participation in compulsory seminars/supervision sessions and final review, but mainly through assessing the completed essay and public discussion of other students' essays. Detailed information can be found in the study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


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UPPS Thesis U, G, VG 15 credits
RESP Respondent D 0 credits
OPPO Opponent D 0 credits

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