During your studies
Here you will find information about your studies and who to contact.
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Enrolment for 2nd and 3rd semester
Enrol for 2nd and 3rd semester directly in Daisy.
Enrol in Daisy
Prerequisites for second year of studies
Find information about prerequisites to be able to study your second year under "Prerequisites for second year of studies" in the list below.
If you are a new student, please start your enrolment here
Access card and premises in the Nod Building
Here you will find the course description, dates for the course, information about examinations, literature list, your schedule and more.
Elective master courses
All courses and timetables
Here you will find information concerning your studies and who you can contact for help.
- Activation of university account (newly admitted students): August, before enrolment.
- Enrolment for autumn semester (all students): Two weeks prior to each semester start (second part of August).
November and December
- Submission of project proposal for master’s thesis: Deadline mid-November.
- Tuition fee payment for spring semester for tuition fee liable students: mid-December. If we don’t receive your payment in time, you will not be able to enrol in January.
January and February
- Enrolment for spring semester for all students: Two weeks prior to each semester start (beginning of January).
- Application for a new master’s programme for prospective students: Deadline mid-January.
- Application for a degree certificate for graduates: Deadline late February in order to attend the graduation ceremony in May.
- Tuition fee payment for autumn semester for tuition fee liable students: June 1. If we don’t receive your payment in time, you will not be able to enrol in August.
- Application for a degree certificate for graduates: Deadline mid-July in order to attend the graduation ceremony in November.
- Examination retake (end of 1st year): August, if needed to fulfil requirements for 2nd year of study (45 credits from year 1).
Re-enrollment for uncompleted courses
If you want to re-enrol for a course that you have not completed, please contact the student counsellor for master at email@example.com
Transfer of credits
It is possible to apply for a transfer of credits if you have already taken a course at another university, in Sweden or abroad, that is the equivalent to a compulsory course within your programme.
Apply online via Ladok for students
If you have questions about how to apply or about your ongoing application, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about transfer of credits, please contact the student counsellors at email@example.com
Study leave or withdrawal
If you need to interrupt your studies for a period of time, you can apply for study leave at the student counsellor’s office. You will need to fill out an application form and state the reason for your leave and the dates the study leave concerns. Please check the rules for resident permit and accommodation.
Contact the master student counsellors if you want to apply for study leave.
Withdrawal from studies
Withdrawal from studies means that you wish to end your studies and that you don’t intend to continue at a later date. You will be deleted from participant lists, address lists, etc. An entry of withdrawal will be added to the student register (Ladok). The credits that you have acquired during your studies will not be affected. In some cases, it can however be possible to return and finish a course.
Register your withdrawal in Ladok
Contact the student affairs office if you have questions about withdrawal.
Final course grade
Stockholm University has a goal-related seven-point grading scale. Grades assigned are A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Passing grades are from A (the highest grade) to E. Grades Fx and F are failing grades, with the distinction being that of how close the student is to achieving a passing grade. Please note that once you have passed an exam you are not allowed to re-sit the course in order to obtain a higher grade.
Calculating course grades
Course grades are calculated according to a standard formula, as follows:
If the course has only one module which is graded A to F, the final grade on the course is going to be the same as on the graded module. If there are multiple modules with grading A to F, the average of the grades is produced by translating letters into numbers according to A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, E = 0. The average is calculated relative to the number of credits of the various modules. Then 0.34 is added, and the amount you get will be rounded down.
Example: A course has two graded modules of 2.5 credits each. A student gets A on the first module and B on the second module. A = 4 + B = 3 gives 7, 7/2 = 3.5, then 0.34 is added yielding 3.84 which is then rounded down: result 3. Giving a final course grade B.
Example: A course has two graded modules of 5 credits and 2.5 credits. A student gets a C on the 5-credit module and an A on the 2.5 credit module. C = 2 * 5 + A = 4 * 2.5 becomes 20 divided by 7.5 is 2.67. Then 0.34 is added, yielding 3.01 rounded down to 3. The final course grade is B.
Prerequisites for 2nd year of studies
In order to start the second year of your master's programme, you must have obtained at least 45 credits in the first year of your programme. If you do not meet these prerequisites, you cannot be enrolled for the second year.
Exemptions from Bachelor's degree
If you got exemption from Bachelor's degree when you started the master's programme, you must have completed the bachelor's studies before you are allowed to start the second year of your master studies.
Data science track on the Master's Programme in Decision analysis and Data science, 120 credits
To be able to select the data science track on the Master's Programme in Decision analysis and Data science, 120 credits, you need to fulfil the requirements above and have at least received the grade C from the course Programming for Data science 7,5 credits.
Information about master thesis
Send questions regarding your thesis and SciPro to firstname.lastname@example.org
Master thesis in collaboration with companies or organisations
Do you want to offer a possibility for students to write a master thesis in collaboration with your company or organisation?
Find more information about writing a thesis in collaboration with companies or orgainsations here
Code of honour
All students at DSV must follow the Rules and regulation for education of Stockholm University
The department has also decided on its own code of honor.
Code of honour at DSV
Archive – previous programmes and previous versions of programmes
Here you will find information about previous programs at DSV. These programmes are not available for application any longer. Use this page as reference material if you are a student on any of these specific versions.
Computer and Systems Sciences, 60 credits NO ADMISSION
Decision Support and Risk Analysis, 120 credits NO ADMISSION
Decision Support and Risk Analysis 60 credits NO ADMISSION
Information Systems Management 120 credits NO ADMISSION
Master’s Programme in Decision analysis and Data science 120 credits NO ADMISSION
One year Master’s Programme in IT Project Management, 60 credits NO ADMISSION
Written examinations at DSV
Most courses end by a written exam. To participate in the exam, you must:
- Be enrolled for the course.
- Register for the exam in Daisy. Registration (or cancellation, if needed) made no later than registration deadline, usually a week before the day of the exam.
- Bring a valid identification/ID.
Please contact the examination administration if you hav questions regarding exams: email@example.com
Cancel your participation in an exam
If you are registered for the exam, and it turns out that you cannot participate, it’s very helpful for the office that administrates exams at DSV if you unregister in Daisy. If the registration is closed, and you are not able to unregister, your registration will automatically be deleted after the time of the exam has passed.
Premises for exams
Halls and classrooms for exams are visible in your personal view in Daisy and announced no later than one day prior to the exam date. Most of the time classrooms in the Nod Building are used as well as halls on Campus Frescati.
Addresses of examination rooms outside of DSV Nod Building:
- Laduvikssalen, 6th floor, above the Stockholm University Frescati Library
- Värtasalen, 6th floor, above the Stockholm University Frescati Library
- Brunnsvik Hall, Building A level 5, Stockholm University, Campus Frescati
- Ugglevikssalen, Building E 5th floor, Stockholm University, Campus Frescati
- G-salen, Arrheniuslaboratorierna, Svante Arrhenius väg 20C, Stockholm University, Campus Frescati
Rules and cheating
The department takes cheating very seriously. It will lead to disciplinary measures with suspension from studies for a certain period of time. All use of unauthorized aids, having a mobile phone in your pocket or talking to others during the exam is considered cheating.
Rules for taking a written exam at DSV
Code of honour at DSV
Read more about cheating and plagiarism
Overall exam rules
Student union DISK
DISK is the student union for the students at The Department of Computer and Systems Science, DSV, at Stockholm University. DISK is run by students for students. If you are involved in the student union, you will get to know students from other programmes and courses and be able to take part in all of DISK’s student activities.
You will find the DISK reception on floor 2, elevator C
Video “What does the Student Union DISK do?”
Video presentation of DISK
Video “Tour of DSV’s premises” (in Swedish)
More information about DISK
As a student union, DISK is obligated to ensure that the quality of the courses at DSV follows set standards and rules for Swedish centres of learning. It is monitored by two representatives from DISK via so-called "study monitoring".
About study monitoring at DISK
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: January 23, 2023
Source: Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV