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Report 2008:21 R

Högskoleverket´s (Swedish National Agency for Higher Education) examination of the entitlement to award two-year Masters´ degrees

The two-year Master´s degree is a relatively new qualification that was introduced into the Swedish education system in 2007. It is an important element in the work to create a European Higher Education Area. It is also a way to strengthen Sweden´s position in the international education market.

During 2007, the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education received sixteen applications from seven higher education institutions (HEIs) that wished to be granted the right to award two-year Masters´ degrees in different areas. The HEIs that applied were: Ersta Sköndal University College, Borås University College, Dalarna University College, Halmstad University College, Kristianstad University College, Malmö University College and Södertörn University College. Ten of the sixteen applications were accepted. Those that were denied had several weaknesses in important areas, e.g. teacher competence and contents of the proposed programme.

The report includes the decisions and observations about all the applications.


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