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Degree Requirements

Degree requirements at University of Gävle

Degree of Bachelor

Degree of Bachelor

National degree requirements according to the Higher Education Ordinance (1993: 100)

The Bachelor degree is obtained after completed course requirements of 180 credits.
Within the framework, the student must meet the course requirements of

  • studies of at least 90 credits with specialization in the main field (main area) of the education
  • independent work (degree project) of at least 15 credits in the main field of study
  • the specified requirements of the university.

Specified degree requirements according to the University of Gävle, Local regulations - Degree Scheme, HIG-STYR 2019/116, Local degree descriptions, HIG-UTB 2019/146

Filosofie kandidatexamen – Degree of Bachelor of Arts requires:

  • studies in accordance with the national degree requirements, as seen above.

Ekonomie kandidatexamen – Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics requires:

  • the main field of study is Företagsekonomi (Business Administration),
  • at least 30 credits in Nationalekonomi (Economics).

Teknologie kandidatexamen – Degree of Bachelor of Science requires:

  • the main field of study is tekniskt (technology-oriented),
  • at least 30 credits in further teknikvetenskapliga kurser (courses in engineering sciences)
  • at least 30 credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics, including mandatory linjär algebra (linear algebra) and matematisk analys (mathematic analysis).

Specified degree requirements for specified specializations

Filosofie kandidatexamen; Socialt arbete; Internationellt social arbete – Degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major in Social Work, Specialization International Social Work, requires:

  • that the studies have followed the current educational plan, or individual study plan with accompanying transfer
    of credits.

Filosofie kandidatexamen; Psykologi; Personal- och arbetsliv – Degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology, Specialization Human Resources and Labour Relations, requires:

  • that the studies have followed the current educational plan, or individual study plan with accompanying transfer
    of credits.
Degree of Doctor

Degree of Doctor

National degree requirements according to the Higher Education Ordinance (1993: 100)

The Degree of Doctor is obtained after a completed education of at least 240 credits within a subject of third-cycle education, and a passed treatise (doctoral thesis) of at least 120 credits.

Specified degree requirements according to the University of Gävle, Local regulations - Degree Scheme, HIG-STYR 2019/116, Local degree descriptions, HIG-UTB 2019/146

The Degree of Doctor requires completed education according to the general syllabus for third-cycle programmes and to the individual study plan for third-cycle studies. The designation of third-cycle qualification is indicated in the individual study plan for third-cycle studies and in the protocol of the examining committee.

Degree of Licentiate

Degree of Licentiate

National degree requirements according to the Higher Education Ordinance (1993: 100)

The Degree of Licentiate is obtained after a completed education of 120 credits within a subject of third-cycle education, and a passed academic paper of at least 60 credits.

Specified degree requirements according to the University of Gävle, Local regulations - Degree Scheme, HIG-STYR 2019/116, Local degree descriptions, HIG-UTB 2019/146

The Degree of Licentiate requires completed education according to the general syllabus for third-cycle programmes and to the individual study plan for third-cycle studies. The designation of third-cycle qualifications indicated in the individual study plan for third-cycle studies and in the protocol of the examining committee.

Degree of Master (60 credits)

Degree of Master (60 credits)

National degree requirements according to the Higher Education Ordinance (1993: 100)

The Master degree is obtained after completed course requirements of 60 second cycle level (advanced level) credits.
Within the framework, the student must meet the course requirements of
- studies of at least 30 credits with specialization in the main field (main area) of the education
- independent work (degree project) of at least 15 credits in the main field of study
- previous bachelor degree, artistic bachelor's degree, professional degree of at least 180 credits or any equivalent foreign degree
- the specified requirements of the university.

Specified degree requirements according to the University of Gävle, Local regulations - Degree Scheme, HIG-STYR 2019/116, Local degree descriptions, HIG-UTB 2019/146

Magisterexamen – Degree of Master (60 credits) requires:

  • the studies in the main area must contain an independent work on the second cycle level (advanced level).

Filosofie magisterexamen – Degree of Master of Arts (60 credits) requires:

  • studies of at least 30 credits in the main field on the second cycle level (advanced level),
  • a maximum of 15 credits may consist of courses at the first cycle level.

Ekonomie magisterexamen – Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics (60 credits) requires:

  • studies of at least 30 credits in the main field of Business Administration at the second cycle level (advanced level),
  • a maximum of 15 credits may consist of courses at the basic level,
  • at least 30 credits in Nationalekonomi (Economics) which may have been included in the previously completed degree or thereafter.

Teknologie magisterexamen – Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) requires:

  • at least 90 credits at second cycle level (advanced level) in the main field,
  • at least 30 credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics, which may have been part of the previous degree or completed thereafter,
  • that the studies have followed the current educational plan, or individual study plan with accompanying transfer of credits.
Degree of Master (120 credits)

Degree of Master (120 credits)

National degree requirements according to the Higher Education Ordinance (1993: 100)

The Master degree is obtained after completed course requirements of 120 second cycle level (advanced level) credits.
Within the framework, the student must meet the course requirements of
- studies of at least 60 credits with specialization in the main field (main area) of the education,
- independent work (degree project) of at least 30 credits in the main field of study, or at least 15 credits in case the student has any previous independent work (degree project) of at least 15 credits in the main field of study, or equivalent foreign degree,
- previous bachelor degree, artistic bachelor's degree, professional degree of at least 180 credits or any equivalent foreign degree,
- the specified requirements of the university.

Specified degree requirements according to the University of Gävle, Local regulations - Degree Scheme, HIG-STYR 2019/116, Local degree descriptions, HIG-UTB 2019/146

Masterexamen – Degree of Master (120 credits) requires:

  • the studies in the main area must contain an independent work on the second cycle level (advanced level),
  • a maximum of 30 credits may consist of courses at the first cycle level, with the exception of the more stringent requirements of some main fields of study, of the local degree descriptions.

Filosofie masterexamen; Arbetshälsovetenskap – Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) with a major in Work and Health Science requires:

  • 120 credits in the main field of study.

Filosofie masterexamen; Energisystem – Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) with a major in Energy Systems requires:

  • at least 105 hi credits in the main field of study.

Filosofie masterexamen: Elektronik – Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) with a major in Energy Systems requires:

  • at least 90 credits in the main field of study.

Filosofie masterexamen; Geospatial informationsvetenskap – Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) with a major in Geospatial Information Science requires:

  • at least 90 credits in the main field of study.

Filosofie masterexamen; Miljöpsykologi – Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) with a major in Environmental Psychology requires:

  • 120 credits in the main field of study.

Filosofie masterexamen: Religionsvetenskap – Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) with a major in Religious Studies requires:

  • 120 credits in the main field of study.

Filosofie masterexamen; Socialt arbete – Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) with a major in Social Work requires:

  • 120 credits in the main field of study.

Teknologie masterexamen; Elektronik – Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Electronics requires:

  • at least 90 credits in the main field of study,
  • at least 30 credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics, which may have been part of the previous degree or completed thereafter.

Teknologie masterexamen: Energisystem – Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Energy Systems requires:

  • at least 105 credits in the main field of study,
  • at least 30 credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics, which may have been part of the previous degree or completed thereafter.

Teknologie masterexamen: Geospatial informationsvetenskap – Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Geospatial Information Science requires:

  • at least 90 credits in the main field of study,
  • at least 30 credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics, which may have been part of the previous degree or completed thereafter.

Specified degree requirements for specified specializations

Teknologie masterexamen; Elektronik; Automation – Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Electronics, Specialization Automation, requires:

  • at least 90 credits in the main field of study,
  • at least 30 credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics, which may have been part of the previous degree or completed thereafter,
  • that the studies have followed the current educational plan, or individual study plan with accompanying transfer of credits.

Teknologie masterexamen; Elektronik; Telekommunikation – Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Electronics, Specialization Telecommunications, requires:

  • at least 90 credits in the main field of study,
  • at least 30 credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics, which may have been part of the previous degree or completed thereafter,
  • that the studies have followed the current educational plan, or individual study plan with accompanying transfer of credits.
Higher Education Diploma

Higher Education Diploma

National degree requirements according to the Higher Education Ordinance (1993: 100)

The Higher Education Diploma is obtained after completed course requirements of 120 credits.
Within the framework, the student must meet the course requirements of an independent work (degree project).

Published by: Liselotte Laurila Page responsible: Maria Strand Updated: 2021-03-15
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