Department of Orthodox Theology, University of Eastern Finland

National Network

School of Theology
P.O. Box 111
80101 Joensuu

Mobile Phone
050 414 0631
Mobile Phone (other)
050 352 8334
Organisation Type
Individual Person
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Religion
  2. Research
General Information
The Faculty of Theology at the University of Joensuu was established in 2002. In 2010 it was transformed into the School of Theology, which is a part of the Philosophical Faculty. The School of Theology offers two BA and MA degree programmes: Western Theology and Orthodox Theology. Approximately 550 students participate in these programmes. In Finland it is possible to study theology also at the Faculty of Theology in the University of Helsinki and in the Åbo Akademi University.
Mission and Objectives

Bachelor's and Master's degree students are admitted to complete a higher university degree. The degree system is divided into two phases. First, students complete the degree of Bachelor of Theology in approximately three years, and then continue their studies to complete the degree of Master of Theology in approximately two years. After this, it is possible to complete the degrees of Licentiate and Doctor of Theology. In the degree programme of Western Theology it is also possible to complete the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Main Projects / Activities

Education in the field of religion.

Contact (1) Full Name
Teuvo Laitila
Job Title
Associate professor in Orthodox Church History and Comparative Religion
Head of the organisation