Startpage for Swedish National Agency for Higher Education

 
 
Please note! The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education was closed down on 31 December 2012. Instead two new agencies have been established: the Swedish Council for Higher Education and the Swedish Higher Education Authority. This website will continue to operate as the new agencies will have links to information it contains.  

Titles of qualifications

A translation of a Swedish qualification into English must reflect the scope and, where relevant, the area of specialisation and level of the qualification.

Högskoleverket (Swedish National Agency for Higher Education) is responsible for translating a qualification's main title and the complete titles of professional degrees. Higher education institutions may add additional words to the main title of university diplomas and Bachelors' and Masters' degrees within the arts, sciences, social sciences and artistic fields.

An overview of the qualifications system »

The list of qualifications is:

First cycle Qualifications in the arts, sciences, social sciences and artistic fields
   
  University Diploma
   
  Degree of Bachelor
  (Bachelor of Arts
  Bachelor of Science
  Bachelor of Social Sciences)
   
  Professional qualifications
   
  Diploma in Education, Folk High School
   
  University Diploma in Agricultural and Rural Management
  University Diploma in Dental Hygiene
  University Diploma in Equine Studies
  University Diploma in Forest Management
  University Diploma in Horticultural Management
  University Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
   
  Degree of Bachelor of Education
  Degree of Bachelor of Education in Careers Counselling
  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Audiology
  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science
  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dental Technology
  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Radiology Nursing
  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering
  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Forest Management
  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Construction and Management
  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering
  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science
  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Optometry
  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy
  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics
  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Social Work
   
Second cycle Qualifications in the arts, sciences, social sciences and artistic fields
   
  Degree of Master (One Year)
  (Master of Arts
  Master of Science
  Master of Social Sciences)
   
  Degree of Master (Two Years)
  (Master of Arts
  Master of Science
  Master of Social Sciences)
   
  Professional qualifications
   
  Graduate Diploma in Midwifery
  Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy
  Graduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing
   
  Degree of Master of Science in Agriculture
  Degree of Master of Architecture
  Degree of Master of Education
  Degree of Master of Laws
  Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics
  Degree of Master of Science in Dental Surgery
  Degree of Master of Science in Engineering
  Degree of Master of Science in Forestry
  Degree of Master of Science in Horticulture
  Degree of Master of Science in Landscape Architecture
  Degree of Master of Science in Medical Physics
  Degree of Master of Science in Medicine
  Degree of Master of Science in Pharmacy
  Degree of Master of Science in Psychology
  Degree of Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology
  Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine
   
Third cycle Degree of Licentiate
  (Licentiate Degree)
  Degree of Doctor
  (Doctor of Philosophy)

Overview


An overview of the qualifications system can be viewed here (click the diagram for a larger version):
The new structure of programmes and qualifications

The new structure of programmes and qualifications

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