Degrees after 1 July 2007

A new structure of programmes and qualifications was introduced on 1 July 2007. This is summarised below.  

First Cycle

There are two general qualifications at first cycle level
• University Diploma, 2 years, 120 ECTS credits• Degree of Bachelor, 3 years, 180 ECTS credits.
Admission to education at first cycle level requires completion of upper secondary education or equivalent. 

Second Cycle

There are two general qualifications at second cycle level
• Degree of Master, 1 year, 60 ECTS credits
• Degree of Master, 2 years, 120 ECTS credits.
Admission to programmes at second cycle level requires completion of a Swedish qualification of at least three years at first cycle level or an equivalent foreign degree or equivalent qualification. 

Third Cycle Level

Degree of Licentiate and Degree of Doctor
• Degree of Licentiate, 2 years, 120 ECTS credits
• Degree of Doctor, 4 years, 240 ECTS credits
A doctorate covers four years of full-time studies. 

Transitional Provisions

A person who before 1 July 2007 has commenced a programme leading to a qualification under the older provisions or who has been admitted on a course leading to such a qualification but has been granted deferment to commence the course after the above date, has the right to complete his or her education in order to gain a qualification under the old provisions, however, no later than until June 2015.  

Grading Scale

Grading criteria must be laid down for each course and each grade. The grading scale at the University of Gävle has seven levels. (Exceptions may arise). A Utmärkt/Excellent B Mycket bra/Very good C Bra/Good D Tillfredsställande/Satisfactory E Tillräckligt/Sufficient FX Otillräckligt/Fail F Helt otillräckligt/Fail

  • First cycle — general degrees
  • Second cycle — general degrees
  • Professional qualifications — first cycle
  • Professional qualifications — second cycle
  • Bachelor/Master of Education
Published by: Lisa Olsson Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2016-12-07
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