Welcome to the course Perspective on behavioural science of religion, 7,5 cr. (distance) / Beteendevetenskapliga perspektiv på religion

On this page you will find information about your course, course registration and more. Here you will also find your course syllabus and the course timetable.

Register on your course!

Period for course registration in Ladok: 23 October– 5 November.

If you do not register on time, you will lose your place on the course. Please contact your course administrator before the end of the registration period if you are experiencing problems with course registration.

If you are conditionally admitted you are not able to register on the course yourself.

Course information

Course information
Course and application code

RVA002 13200 Master 13234 Freestanding course

Study period and pace

This course is a full-time course given between weeks 45-49

Syllabus and reading list

Find your syllabus and reading list


Find your timetable

Course co-ordinator

Ann-Kristin Eriksson

E-mail: ann-kristin.eriksson@hig.se

Telephone: 026-648425

Questions about registration and admission


The course is an internet-based distance course with 100 % study-pace. The studies are based on individual responsibility, active search for knowledge, critical approach and reflection.

The course examinations are in form of written examinations, oral presentations and seminar examinations.

The lectures will be recorded and uploaded on Canvas.
The course starts week 45.

The lectures as well as the seminars will be given via the distance tool Zoom.
We have no meetings on Campus so we will use the learning platform Canvas for communication. That includes handing in assignments and assessments. On Canvas you will find important documents, like the curriculum and the course literature-list, and above all the study guidance which will guide you through the whole course.

The course literature list is partly in Swedish, and for you who are English-speaking the following books will be used:
Bruce, Steve (2002). God is dead: secularization in the West. Oxford: Blackwell.
pages: 269
Ristiniemi, J., Skeie, G. och Sporre, K. (2018). Challenging Life: Existential Questions
as a Resource for Education. Münster: Waxmann. 415 s.
McGuire, Meredith (2002). Religion: The social context. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth
publishing company. pages: 413
Wulff, David M (1997). Psychology of Religion. London: John Wiley and sons. pages:

The course is given by the Faculty of Education and Business.

Written exams

Registration for exams, including re-takes, is mandatory. You can register for exams via Ladok. You need to register at least ten days before the exam date. If you didn't register in time, you can not take your exam. No exceptions are made from this rule, we do not accept registrations when the deadline is passed.

If you are a distance study student and want to take your exam off-campus, you need to apply to do so at least three weeks prior to the exam date.

Service and Support


You need to apply for accommodation yourself. Please remember to do it in good time before your arrival. The University of Gävle does not provide any student accommodation.

Free Microsoft Office

As a student at the University of Gävle you have the opportunity to install Microsoft Office on up to five computers. The Office package includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Onenote.

  • Library

The library is located in the middle of campus and is open to everybody. You can reach all digital resources such as e-books and e-journals after logging in with your user account.

  • Residence permit
    • If you are a non-EU citizen you need to apply for a residence permit. Start the process of applying for a residence permit as soon as possible. This can be a slow process and take several months. It is therefore good to get started as soon as possible!

Student Centre

At the Student Centre you will meet knowledgeable staff that can assist you in just about anything regarding your studies at the University of Gävle. The Student Centre is located in building 22. You will also find a café in this area and TV displays showing current information and the daily timetabling. If you have any study-related questions, you can contact the Student Centre at studentsupport@hig.se

Student Support

  • Sometimes you need help to manage your studies and student life. At the University of Gävle we have several support functions to help you deal with various study-related situations, such as, for example, study guidance counselling, student health and welfare, and support for disabled students.

Tuition fees

  • If you have any questions about tuition fees, please find more information in our FAQ.

Web meetings with Zoom

  • Zoom are a services for web meetings at the University of Gävle. You usually need a webcam and headset with a microphone.
  • Web meetings with Zoom

Wireless network (wifi)

Eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) gives you access to the Internet when you are staying on the University campus. It also provides internet access at other universities and colleges that are connected to eduroam. Eduroam also works at many airports, railway stations and hotels.

Publicerad av: Patrik Möllhagen Sidansvarig: Maria Strand Sidan uppdaterades: 2023-04-21
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)