Tartu Ülikool

PhD Studies

The PhD programme in Theology has two specialist fields: Theology and Religious Studies. For theology the applicant has to have a Master’s degree in Theology, Religious Studies is open to everyone with a Master’s degree. Studies can be completed fully in English. 

Full-time PhD students receive a salary of a Junior Research Fellow. Admission typically takes place once a year, in spring time. However, depending on financing opportunities it is occasionally possible to create additional Doctoral positions throughout the year. These can deal with any specific focus. In case you are interested, please contact the Faculty members specializing in the fields you are interested in.

Centre for Doctoral Studies in Humanities

Doctoral programme in Humanities

Starting from the 2022/2023 academic year there will only be one programme at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. It will include 22 specialities. In the School of Theology and Religious Studies You can choose between two specialities: Religious Studies and Theology.

Read more about the Doctoral programme in Humanities

Admission to Doctoral Studies in the Humanities

Doctoral studies in University of Tartu


Currently there are four main fields of study at the school. Each of these study fields has multiple faculty members working on it together with PhD students.

Read more about the research topics!

Doctoral Dissertations


List of publications from the academic staff of the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

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Lõpetajad peahoone ees

Bachelor’s Degree Graduation Ceremony

Magistriõppe lõpuaktus ülikooli aulas

Master’s Degree Graduation Ceremony

Üliõpilane juhendajaga kaarte uurimas.

Career Day for students of the Faculty of Arts and Humanitites