Course code: RHBR12
Swedish title: Religionshistoria och religionsbeteendevetenskap: Avancerad kurs I
ECTS credits: 15

Teaching – autumn semester of 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our courses and programmes. Teaching and assessment during the first half of the autumn semester 2021 will be conducted both online and on campus. From 1 November, it will probably be possible to place more teaching components on campus – it is therefore not possible to see your schedule after 1 November. Work on the schedule for the second half of the semester is currently underway and will be published on 1 October in the schedule and/or in Canvas.

Read more at Covid-19 and the academic year 2021/2022.

Study period: autumn semester 2021
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, day
Study period: 2021-08-30 – 2022-01-16
Language of instruction: Swedish
Application code: LU-38552

Introductory meeting: 2021-08-31 at 13:15 – 15:00

Teachers: Paul Linjamaa, Kristina Myrvold, Johan Åberg


Kursens innehåll

Kursen anknyter till aktuell forskning inom specialiseringen Religionshistoria och religionsbeteendevetenskap, där du dels fördjupar och breddar ditt tidigare inhämtade empiriska och metodologiska vetande, dels bekantar dig med det aktuella forskningsläget inom det valda ämnet och tränar dig i att granska och analysera de teorier och metoder som den aktuella forskningslitteraturen vilar på.

  • För studenter med inriktning religionshistoria, islamologi eller judaistik läggs fokus på fyra forskningsfält: historieskrivning, ritualforskning, text och traditionsförmedling samt religionens roll i samhället.
  • För studenter med inriktning religionsbeteendevetenskap inleds kursen med att kvantitativa och kvalitativa metoder studeras liksom de olika metodernas tillämpningsområden inom religionsbeteendevetenskapen. Stor vikt läggs vid skillnaderna mellan olika metoder vad avser problemställningens betydelse för insamling av data och analys, och presentation av resultat. Därefter fördjupar du dig i något eller några aktuella forskningsområden.


The course is not open for applications through / next semester. Please contact the department for more 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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