First Cycle – General Degrees

University Diploma

A University Diploma is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 120 ECTS credits with a defined specialisation. A University Diploma normally requires studies comprising 60 ECTS credits in a discipline that may be a main area in the Bachelor´s Degree. If special grounds apply, the vice-chancellor may decide that the University Diploma is also to be awarded for other programmes with a particular specialisation. To gain a University Diploma the student must have completed an independent project in their main field of study of at least 7.5 ECTS credits within the framework of the course requirements. The main focus of the University Diploma is stated only through the courses listed in the certificate.

Bachelor´s Degree

A Bachelor´s Degree is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits (ECTS) with a defined specialisation, at least 90 of which are for increasingly specialised study in the main area of the study programme. For the Bachelor´s Degree a student must have completed an independent project (degree project) worth at least 15 ECTS credits in the main field of study, within the framework of the course requirements. The main focus of the Bachelor´s Degree is stated in the name of the degree, e.g. Business Administration/Economics, Arts, Science, and through the courses listed in the degree certificate. Special criteria for such subjects as entitle the student to a degree in Business Administration/Economics or Science are laid down by the Faculty Board of Education and Research. A student who meets the criteria for the award of a Bachelor´s Degree without meeting these special criteria is awarded an Arts degree.

Published by: Lisa Olsson Page responsible: Maria Strand Updated: 2016-12-07
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