General degrees

First Cycle

Higher Education Diploma (Högskoleexamen)

This qualification is not awarded by Stockholm University

Bachelor of Arts/Science (Kandidatexamen)
In order to be entitled to a Bachelor of Arts/Science the following requirements have to be fulfilled:

  • 180 credits in completed courses (three years of full-time studies)
  • At least 90 credits with a defined main field of study with increasingly in-depth studies including a degree project of at least 15 credits.
  • Not more than 30 credits of second cycle courses (This is only applicable for studies commencing in January 2014)

Second Cycle

Studies at the second cycle are based on studies that have been completed at the first cycle. All qualifications at the second cycle require a previous degree of Bachelor, a professional degree or an equivalent foreign degree.

Master of Arts/Science (60 credits) (Magisterexamen)

In order to be entitled to a Master of Arts/Science (60 credits) the following requirements have to be fulfilled:

  • 60 credits in completed courses (one year of full-time studies) of which the main part are second cycle courses.
  • At least 30 credits within the same main field of study, including a degree project of at least 15 credits.
  • At least 45 credits of second cycle courses, including the degree project. (This is only applicable for studies commencing in January 2014)

Master of Arts/Science (120 credits) (Masterexamen)
In order to be entitled to a Master of Arts/Science (120 credits) the following requirements have to be fulfilled:

  • 120 credits in completed courses (two years of full-time studies) of which the main part are second cycle courses.
  • At least 60 credits within the same main field of study, including a degree project of at least 30 credits.
  • At least 90 credits of second cycle courses , including the degree project. (This is only applicable for studies commencing in January 2014)

Third Cycle

Studies at the third cycle are based on studies completed at the second cyclel.

Licentiate (Licentiatexamen)
In order to be entitled to a degree of Licentiate the following requirements have to be fulfilled:
• 120 credits in completed courses at the third cycle including a thesis of at least 60 credits.

Doctor of Philosophy/Laws (Doktorsexamen)
In order to be entitled to a Doctor of Philosophy the following requirements have to be fulfilled:
• 240 credits in completed courses at the third cycle (four years of full-time studies) including a thesis of at least 120 credits.

Professional Qualifications (Yrkesexamen)

There are about 40 professional degress. Professional qualifications are awarded in the fields of engineering, health care, agriculture, law, education and others. Professional qualifications may be awarded within either the first or the second cycle. The professional degrees normally require enrolment in a full programme.

Stockholm University has the right to award the following professional qualifications:

First cycle

  • Bachelor of Arts/Science in Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Work
  • Bachelor of Arts in Study and Career Guidance

Second cycle

  • Master of Arts/Science in Education
  • Master of Science in Business and Economics
  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Laws
  • Master of Science in Medical Physics
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs Training
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs