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.

In addition to these fields of research, several other topics have also received some attention – such as Old Testament studies, protestant systematic theology, and the study of religious education in schools to mention some of the more notable. However, the majority of research at the school has been done on the following main topics.


History and the Present of Religiosity

Church History

Religious History of the Middle East and the Bible

Contemporary Christian Faith and Practice

Research Projects

The research at the School of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Tartu covers multiple fields associated with religion, from classical theological subjects to interdisciplinary research projects.

See projects

Doctoral Dissertations


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

See here

Come to listen to short lectures by doctoral students and choose your favourite!

Teabetunni kaanefoto

­­­­­­­­From doctoral student to doctoral student: why and how to summarise your research in three minutes?

Kolme minuti loengute konkursi ingliskeelne esikolm

Doctoral students are invited to participate in the three-minute thesis competition