Course code: RHBB04
Swedish title: Religionshistoria och religionsbeteendevetenskap: Fortsättningskurs
Credits: 15

Study period: spring semester 2024
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, day
Study period: 2024-01-15 – 2024-06-02
Language of instruction: Swedish
Application code: LU-77723
Eligibility: To be admitted to the course, the student must have passed Religious Studies and Theology: Level 1 (CTRA12/CTRD12/CTRA11/CTRD01) or History of Religions: Level 1 (RHIA12/RHIA11) or Islamic Studies: Level 1 (ISLA11) or Jewish Studies: Level 1 (JUDA11) or History: Level 1 (HISA24) or the equivalent.

Introductory meeting: 2024-01-16 at 8:15 – 10:00 in LUX:B336

Teachers: Johan Cato, Torsten Janson


Kursen ingår i en fördjupning inom ämnena religionsbeteendevetenskap (religionssociologi och religionspsykologi), religionshistoria, islamologi och judaistik.

Kursen består av två delkurser: Religion och samhälle i nutid (7,5 hp) och Religion och politik i historien (7,5 hp).

I Religion och samhälle i nutid får du en introduktion till teorier som förklarar det nutida samhället och hur dessa kan förklara religionens plats och funktion i dagens samhälle. Under kursen kommer du att läsa om och diskutera teorier om modernitet, postmodernitet, sekularisering, globalisering, migration och postkoloniala teorier.

I Religion och politik i historien utforskar du det nära sambandet mellan religion och politik på såväl grupp- som individnivå, över tid och på olika platser. Kursen ger en introduktion till olika grupper som har gett politisk religion ett ansikte de senaste decennierna. Vidare studeras hur människor utifrån religiösa bevekelsegrunder engagerar sig inom demokrati-, miljö- och rättvisefrågor, liksom olika politologiska och sociologiska förklaringsmodeller för olika former av religio-politiskt engagemang.

Fortsättningskursen ges på halvfart under en termin.

Included parts

  • Religion and Society Today, 7.5 credits
  • Religion and Politics in History, 7.5 credits


This course is not open as a freestanding course next semester. It can be open for application within a programme or for students in an exchange programme. Please ask your academic advisor for information.

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

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