Second Cycle – General Degrees

Master´s Degree (1 year)

A Master´s Degree (magister, 1 year, 60 credits) is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 60 ECTS credits with a defined specialisation determined by each higher education institution itself, at least 45 credits of which are for specialised study in the main area of the study programme. In addition the prior award of a Degree of Bachelor, Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts, professional qualification of at least 180 ECTS credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad is required. Within the framework of the course requirements, students must have completed an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 ECTS credits in the main field of study. The main focus of the Master´s Degree is stated in the name of the degree, e.g. Economics, Arts, Medicine or Science and through the courses listed in the degree certificate. A maximum of 15 ECTS credits may comprise courses at first cycle level.

Special requirements:

Degree of Master of Science — completed studies worth at least 45 ECTS credits at second cycle level in a science main area, at least 30 credits in mathematics/applied mathematics, which may have been included in a previously awarded qualification or completed thereafter.

Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics — completed studies worth at least 45 ECTS credits at second cycle level in Business Administration plus in addition at least 30 credits in economics, which may have been included in a previously awarded qualification or completed thereafter.

Degree of Master of Medical Science — completed studies worth 60 ECTS credits at second cycle level in a medical main area, including an independent project (degree project) worth 30 ECTS credits.

Master´s Degrees (2 years)

A Master´s Degree (master 2 years, 120 credits) is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 120 ECTS credits with a defined specialisation determined by each higher education institution itself, at least 60 credits of which are for specialised study in the principal field (main area) of the study programme. In addition the prior award of a Degree of Bachelor, Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts, professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 ECTS credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad is required. For the 2-year Master´s Degree a student must have completed an independent project (degree project) worth at least 30 ECTS credits in the main field of study, within the framework of the course requirements. The degree project may comprise less than 30 ECTS credits, however no less than 15 ECTS credits, if the student has already completed an independent project in the second cycle for at least 15 ECTS credits in the main field of study or the equivalent from a programme of study outside Sweden.

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