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Study Programme in Humans-Culture-Religion 180 cr

How do we avoid that the grocer has a special offer on ham during the Jewish Chanukka or that we summon Muslims to important meetings during Friday prayer?

Become a human bridge-builder

In an increasingly multicultural society, there is a need for professional people with a broad understanding of different religions, cultures and philosophies of life. The Study Programme in Humans—Culture—Religion is the right choice for you if you are interested in humans from a comprehensive perspective.

Valuable competence for human and cultural encounters

In this programme, you will gain a general competence in working with people in social as well as caring contexts. Morevoer, you will gain a special competence in working with cultural encounters in various ways. In a multicultural world, this knowledge is valuable within most professions.

Increased demand on the job market

With the in-depth knowledge of religion and ideology, which the programme provides, you will be particularly suited to work within caring and cultural professions. Your aquired skills will also prepare you to work witihin congregations, municipalities and in government services like for example libraries, the Swedish Migration Agency or at Sweden's Public Employment Agency. This programme is also a rewarding complement for teachers, journalists, Human Resources specialists and similar professions.

Study wherever you are or here

The programme is given in the form of web-based distance learning via local study centres, but you may also follow the programme through a computer from home or on campus in Gävle. You can also study the programme on campus in Gävle. The study centres that are to be used will be selected when the programme starts. Contact your study centre prior to applying to the programme.

When you have completed the programme, you will have the opportunity to apply to the Master programme in Religious Studies at the University of Gävle.

Application information


General entry requirements


Form of study
Application *
Autumn semester 2023
Distance learning
2023 - 2026

Number of participants: 30

Location: Gävle

Aplication code: HIG-19045

Language: Swedish

Pace: Full-time

Selection: Grade/Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test: 60/40 %

*) The online application at Antagning.se opens approximately one month before application deadline.


Programme Director

Olov Dahlin

Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)