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Annex 2

Qualifications ordinance

1 Contents (NY)

As provided in Sections 4 & 5 of Chapter 6 this annex lays down:

  1. the qualifications that may be awarded in the first, second and third cycles, and
  2. the requirements to be fulfilled for the award of each qualification (qualification descriptors).

The Ordinance on the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (1993:221) and the Ordinance on the Swedish National Defence College (2007:1164) contain provisions on the qualifications that may be issued at Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet [Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences] and Försvarshögkolan [Swedish National Defence College].

2 General provisions

Title of qualification


The title of a qualification consists of a qualification as specified in this annex preceded or followed, where relevant, by a designation indicating the area of specialisation. Each higher education institution determines which designations shall be used. As the qualification descriptors indicate, for certain qualifications each higher education institution shall determine an area of specialisation.

Translation


A translation of the title of the qualification must reflect the scope and, where relevant, the field of specialisation of the qualification as well as the cycle in which the qualification is awarded.

Högskoleverket [Swedish National Agency for Higher Education] may issue regulations on the translation of qualifications into English. Each higher education institution decides on the translation of a qualification in the degree certificate in languages other than English after consultation with the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education concerning the legal status that the translation of a qualification may have in other countries.

Each higher education institution decides on the translation of the designations it uses. The higher education institution shall notify the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education of the designations it has decided shall be used for each qualification in Swedish, as well as their translation into English.

Each higher education institution may also notify the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education of the translation of titles of qualifications into languages other than English.

3 List of qualifications

First-cycle qualifications

General qualifications


Higher Education Diploma [Högskoleexamen]
Degree of Bachelor [Kandidatexamen]

Qualifications in the fine, applied and performing arts


Higher Education Diploma [Högskoleexamen]
Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts [Konstnärlig kandidatexamen]

Professional qualifications


Degree of Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy [Arbetsterapeutexamen]
Degree of Bachelor of Science in Audiology [Audionomexamen]
Degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science [Biomedicinsk analytikerexamen]
Degree of Degree of Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering [Brandingenjörsexamen]
Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dietetics [Dietistexamen]
Higher Education Certificate in Folk High School Education [Folkhögskollärarexamen]
Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Early Years Education [Förskollärarexamen]    
Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering [Högskoleingenjörsexamen]
Degree of Bachelor of Science in Optometry [Optikerexamen]
Degree of Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics [Ortopedingenjörsexamen]
Degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy [Receptarieexamen]
Degree of Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Radiology Nursing [Röntgensjuksköterskeexamen]
Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy [Sjukgymnastexamen]
Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing [Sjuksköterskeexamen]
Degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering [Sjöingenjörsexamen]
Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science [Sjökaptensexamen]
Degree of Bachelor of Science in Social Work [Socionomexamen]
Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Study and Career Guidance [Studie- och yrkesvägledarexamen]
Higher Education Diploma in Dental Hygiene [Tandhygienistexamen]
Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dental Technology [Tandteknikerexamen]
Higher Education Diploma in Vocational Education [Yrkeslärarexamen]

Second-cycle qualifications

General qualifications


Degree of Master of Arts/Science (60 credits) [Magisterexamen]
Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits)  [Masterexamen]

Qualifications in the fine, applied and performing arts


Degree of Master of Fine Arts (60 credits) [Konstnärlig magisterexamen]
Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120  credits) [Konstnärlig masterexamen]

Professional qualifications


Degree of Master of Science in Pharmacy [Apotekarexamen]
Degree of Master of Architecture [Arkitektexamen]
Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery [Barnmorskeexamen]
Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics [Civilekonomexamen]
Degree of Master of Science in Engineering [Civilingenjörsexamen]
Degree of Master of Laws [Juristexamen]
Degree of Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology [Logopedexamen]                          
Degree of Master of Science in Medicine [Läkarexamen]
Degree of Master of Science in Psychology [Psykologexamen]
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy [Psykoterapeutexamen]
Degree of Master of Science in Medical Physics [Sjukhusfysikerexamen]
Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing [Specialistsjuksköterskeexamen]
Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs Training [Speciallärarexamen]
Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs [Specialpedagogexamen)
Degree of Master of Science in Dental Surgery [Tandläkarexamen]

Qualifications awarded in the first or second cycle


Degree of Bachelor/Degree of Master of Arts in Primary Education [Grundlärarexamen]
Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education [Ämneslärarexamen]

Third-cycle qualifications

General qualifications


Degree of Licentiate [Licentiatexamen]
Degree of Doctor [Doktorsexamen]

Qualifications in the fine, applied and performing arts


Degree of Licentiate [Konstnärlig licentiatexamen]
Degree of Doctor [Konstnärlig doktorsexamen]

  

4  Qualification descriptors (NY)

First-cycle qualifications

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

Higher Education Diploma

Scope


A Higher education diploma is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 120 credits with a defined specialisation determined by each higher education institution itself.

Outcomes


Knowledge and understanding

For a Higher education diploma the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the principal area (main field of study) of the study programme, including awareness of the disciplinary foundation of the field and knowledge of some applicable methodologies in the field.

Competence and skills

For a Higher education diploma the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to search for, gather and critically interpret the relevant information in order to formulate answers to well defined issues in the main field of study
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss his or her knowledge with different audiences, and
  • demonstrate the skills required to work autonomously with specific tasks in the main field of study.

Judgement and approach

For a Higher education diploma the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge about and be equipped to deal with ethical issues in the main field of study.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Higher education diploma is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) in the main field of study.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Higher education diploma with a defined specialisation.

Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits in a defined specialisation determined by each higher education institution itself, of which 90 credits are for progressively specialised study in the principal field (main field of study) of the programme.

Outcomes


Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field, understanding of applicable methodologies in the field, specialised study in some aspect of the field as well as awareness of current research issues.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science the student shall

  • demonstrate the ability to search for, gather, evaluate and critically interpret the relevant information for a formulated problem and also discuss phenomena, issues and situations critically
  • demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and solve problems autonomously and to complete tasks within predetermined time frames
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss information, problems and solutions in speech and writing and in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrate the skills required to work autonomously in the main field of study.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues
  • demonstrate insight into the role of knowledge in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and ongoing learning.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits in the main field of study.
Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science with a defined specialisation.

QUALIFICATIONS IN THE FINE, APPLIED AND PERFORMING ARTS

Higher education diploma

Scope


A Higher education diploma in the fine, applied and performing arts is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 120 credits with a defined specialisation determined by each higher education institution itself.

Outcomes


Knowledge and understanding

For a Higher education diploma in the fine, applied and performing arts the student shall have:
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the principal area (main field of study) of the programme, including awareness of the practical and disciplinary foundation of the field and knowledge and experience of some methods and processes in the field.

Competence and skills

For a Higher education diploma in the fine, applied and performing arts the student shall:
  • demonstrate the ability to describe, analyse and interpret design, techniques and content in the main field of study
  • demonstrate the ability in the main field of study to create, realise and express his or her own artistic ideas and undertake artistic tasks within predetermined time frames
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss his or her knowledge with different audiences, and
  • demonstrate the competence and knowledge required to work autonomously in a professional capacity.

Judgement and approach

For a Higher education diploma in the fine, applied or performing arts the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to reflect on artistic, social and ethical issues within the main field of study.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Higher education diploma is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) in the main field of study.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements laid down by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Higher education diploma in the fine, applied and performing arts with a defined specialisation.

Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits in a defined specialisation determined by each higher education institution itself.

Outcomes


Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the principal field (main field of study), including knowledge of the practical and theoretical foundation of the field, knowledge and experience of methods and processes in the field as well as specialised study within the field.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to describe, analyse and interpret design, techniques and content as well as to reflect critically on his or her artistic approach and that of others in the main field of study
  • demonstrate the ability in the main field of study to create, realise and express his or her own ideas, identify, formulate and solve artistic and creative problems and to undertake artistic tasks within predetermined time frames
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss his or her works and artistic issues in speech, writing or in other ways and in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrate the competence and knowledge required to work autonomously in a professional capacity.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts the student shall have:
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant artistic, social and ethical issues
  • demonstrate insight into the role of art in society, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and ongoing learning.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits in the main field of study.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements laid down by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts with a defined specialisation.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy [Arbetsterapeutexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for registration as an occupational therapist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice
  • demonstrate knowledge of social circumstances that can affect the health of individuals and groups, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to undertake autonomously and in cooperation with individuals occupational therapy interventions that prevent, alleviate and compensate for impaired mobility
  • demonstrate the ability to identify and undertake environmentally focused interventions at both individual, group and community level
  • demonstrate the ability to initiate and take part in health promotion interventions
  • demonstrate the ability to apply his or her knowledge to deal with different situations, phenomena and issues on the basis of individual and group needs
  • demonstrate the ability to inform and instruct different audiences,
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss in speech and writing interventions and treatment outcomes with those concerned and to document them in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrate the ability to review, assess and use relevant information critically and to discuss new data, phenomena and issues with various audiences and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to assess interventions using a holistic approach to individuals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach to clients or patients, those close to them and other groups, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy.

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Audiology [Audionomexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Audiology is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Audiology the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for registration as an audiologist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Audiology the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience  and the significance of these links for professional practice
  • demonstrate knowledge of hearing and its importance for the individual as well as factors that affect hearing health, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Audiology the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to undertake hearing examinations and also to assess autonomously and, in collaboration with the patient, plan, conduct and evaluate habilitation and rehabilitation interventions
  • demonstrate the ability to identify, initiate and participate in health promotion and preventive interventions intended to prevent the occurrence of hearing impairment
  • demonstrate the ability to apply his or her knowledge to deal with different situations, phenomena and issues on the basis of the needs of individuals and groups
  • demonstrate the ability to inform and instruct different audiences
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss in speech and writing interventions and treatment outcomes with those concerned and to document them in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrate the ability to review, assess and use relevant information critically and to discuss new data, phenomena and issues with various audiences and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Audiology the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to assess interventions using a holistic approach to individuals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach to clients or patients, those close to them and other groups, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Audiology is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Audiology.

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science [Biomedicinsk analytikerexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for registration as a biomedical analyst.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice
  • demonstrate knowledge of relevant methods in the field, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to plan and undertake analyses and examinations autonomously and to cooperate in these with patients and those close to them
  • demonstrate the ability to develop, use and assure the quality of biomedical laboratory and testing methods
  • demonstrate the ability to apply his or her knowledge to deal with different situations, phenomena and issues on the basis of the needs of individuals and groups
  • demonstrate the ability to inform and instruct different audiences
  • demonstrate the ability to gather, appraise and critically interpret the findings of analyses and examinations, notice and deal with deviations, as well as to present and discuss the results in speech and writing with those concerned and to document them in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrate the ability to review, assess and use relevant information critically and to discuss new data, phenomena and issues with various audiences and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments using a holistic approach to individuals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach to clients or patients, those close to them and other groups, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science.

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering [Brandingenjörsexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 210 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering the student shall have demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a Fire Protection Engineer.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and proven experience as well as awareness of current research and development work, and
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge in the field of fire protection engineering and relevant knowledge of mathematics and the natural sciences.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to use and develop, autonomously and critically, methods and techniques relating to fire protection in buildings, community planning, risk and crisis management and the rescue services
  • demonstrate the ability to prevent accidents and damage and to provide a platform for effective rescue service measures
  • demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and deal with complex issues autonomously and creatively and also to analyse and evaluate various technical solutions
  • demonstrate the ability to plan and with the use of appropriate measures to undertake tasks within predetermined parameters
  • demonstrate the ability to use knowledge critically and systematically to model, simulate, predict and evaluate series of events on the basis of relevant information
  • demonstrate the ability to design and manage processes and systems while taking into account the circumstances and needs of individuals and the sustainable development required by the community
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and reasoning on which they are based in speech and writing and in dialogue with different audiences.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues
  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of fire protection engineering, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, including social and economic aspects as well as environmental aspects
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering.

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dietetics [Dietistexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dietetics is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dietetics the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for registration as a dietitian.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dietetics the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dietetics the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to examine and assess nutritional intake, nutritional status and nutritional requirements autonomously and in collaboration with the patient
  • demonstrate the ability to plan and manage nutritional requirements for different groups in the community and also the ability to provide training and information on diet and health
  • demonstrate the ability to prevent, analyse, assess, treat and evaluate problems, symptoms and illnesses related to diet and nutrition
  • demonstrate the ability to initiate and use new methods in the field
  • demonstrate the ability to apply his or her knowledge to deal with different situations, phenomena and issues on the basis of the needs of individuals and groups
  • demonstrate the ability to inform and instruct different audiences
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss interventions and treatment outcomes with those concerned in speech and writing and also to document them in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrate the ability to review, assess and use relevant information critically and to discuss new data, phenomena and issues with various audiences and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dietetics the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to assess interventions using a holistic approach to individuals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach to clients or patients and those close to them, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dietetics is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dietetics.

Higher education certificate in Folk High School Education [Folkhögskollärarexamen]

Scope


A Higher education certificate in Folk High School Education is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 60 credits.

Outcomes


For a Higher education certificate in Folk High School Education the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a teacher in a folk high school or to lead study circles for adults.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Higher education certificate in Folk High School Education the student shall
  • demonstrate the knowledge needed to attain the objectives of his or her activities and participate in their development, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the goals of the government, folk high schools and adult education associations for popular education and also have an overall perspective of the tasks of popular education.

Competence and skills

For a Higher education certificate in Folk High School Education the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to lead and teach, to inspire autonomous study and to support individuals and groups in planning their studies
  • demonstrate the capacity for cooperation and teamwork and demonstrate communication skills as well as the ability to use practical and aesthetic means of expression, and
  • demonstrate the ability to use information technology in teaching activities and realise the significance of the role of various media in this respect.

Judgement and approach

For a Higher education certificate in Folk High School Education the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments  within his or her professional field informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Higher education certificate in Folk High School Education is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project).

Miscellaneous


A requirement for the award of a Higher education certificate in Folk High School Education is completion by the student of a supervised placement.

A Higher education certificate in Folk High School Education may be issued with specialisation in education in folk high schools or education in the adult educational associations.

Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Higher education certificate in Folk High School Education.

Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Early Years Education [Förskollärarexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Early Years Education is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 210 credits.

For the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Early Years Education studies in the following areas are required: courses in the field of early years education for 120 credits, core education subjects for 60 credits and a relevant placement for 30 credits.

Courses in core education subjects shall be linked to future professional practice and comprise the following:

  • history of the school system, its organisation and conditions as well as the core values of early years education, including fundamental democratic values and human rights
  • syllabus theory and subject-based teaching and learning
  • theory of knowledge and research methodology
  • development, learning and special needs education
  • social relationships, conflict management and leadership
  • assessing and analysing learning and development, and
  • evaluation and development processes.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Early Years Education the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as an early years teacher in the specialisation for which the qualification is awarded. The student shall also demonstrate knowledge and skills for other forms of teaching for which the degree, pursuant to the applicable regulations, qualifies him or her.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Early Years Education the student shall
  • demonstrate the knowledge in the field of early years education and subject knowledge, including awareness of current research and development work, required for professional practice
  • demonstrate the knowledge of early years teaching and learning and subject-based teaching and learning required for professional practice
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge of communicative and linguistic development in children
  • demonstrate knowledge of the basic acquisition of reading, writing and mathematical skills
  • demonstrate awareness of scientific theory and qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as the relationship between the disciplinary foundation and proven experience and its significance for professional practice
  • demonstrate the knowledge about the children´s development, learning, needs and circumstances required for professional practice
  • demonstrate knowledge of practical and aesthetic learning processes
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of social relationships, conflict management and leadership, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the organisation of the school system, relevant regulatory documents, syllabus theory and different educational and teaching and learning perspectives as well as knowledge of the history of the school system.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Early Years Education the student shall
  • demonstrate a specialised capacity to meet the caring needs of children and create conditions, including play and creative activities, in which all children can learn and develop
  • display the capacity to benefit from, systematise and reflect critically and autonomously on personal experience, the experience of others and relevant research findings and thereby contribute to his or her own professional development and the formation of knowledge in the field of professional practice
  • demonstrate the capacity to take advantage of the knowledge and experiences of children to stimulate the learning and development of every child
  • demonstrate the capacity to plan, implement, evaluate and develop teaching and educational processes individually and together with others in order to stimulate the learning and development of every child in the best way possible
  • demonstrate the capacity to identify and in cooperation with others deal with special educational needs
  • demonstrate the capacity to observe, document and analyse the all-round development and learning of children in relation to educational objectives and to inform and cooperate with their caregivers
  • demonstrate the capacity to communicate and instil core educational values, including human rights and the fundamental democratic values
  • demonstrate the capacity to prevent and restrain discrimination and other forms of harassment of children
  • demonstrate the capacity to respect, communicate and instil a gender equal and equal rights perspective in educational processes
  • demonstrate communicative capacity in listening, speaking and writing to support educational processes
  • demonstrate the capacity to use digital aids assuredly and critically in educational processes and to take into account the significance of the role of different media and digital environments in this respect, and
  • demonstrate the capacity to acquire during educational processes skills that are valuable for professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Early Years Education the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the capacity to adopt a professional approach to children and their caregivers
  • demonstrate the capacity to make assessments in educational processes on the basis of relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects with particular respect for human rights, especially children´s rights according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and sustainable development, and
  • demonstrate the capacity to identify the need for further knowledge and to develop his or her own skills in professional practice.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Early Years Education is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits in the field of early years education.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Early Years Education.

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering [Högskoleingenjörsexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a graduate engineer.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the engineering field chosen and proven experience in this field as well as awareness of current research and development work, and
  • demonstrate broad knowledge in the engineering field chosen and relevant knowledge of mathematics and the natural sciences.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and deal with issues autonomously and creatively and to analyse and evaluate technological solutions
  • demonstrate the ability to plan and using appropriate methods undertake tasks within predetermined parameters
  • demonstrate the ability to use knowledge critically and systematically to model, simulate, predict and evaluate series of events on the basis of relevant information
  • demonstrate the ability to design and manage products, processes and systems while taking into account the circumstances and needs of individuals and the targets for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development set by the community
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss information, problems and solutions in speech and writing and in dialogue with different audiences.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects
  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of technology, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, including social and economic aspects as well as environmental and occupational health and safety aspects
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering.

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Optometry [Optikerexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Optometry is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Optometry the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for registration as an optometrist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Optometry the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Optometry the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to undertake eye tests autonomously and in cooperation with the patient and also when required to refer a patient to other health care services
  • demonstrate the ability to participate in optometric habilitation and rehabilitation in the health care services
  • demonstrate the ability to apply his or her knowledge to deal with different situations, phenomena and issues on the basis of the needs of individuals and groups
  • demonstrate the ability to inform and instruct different audiences
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss assessments and interventions and with those concerned in speech and writing and also to document them in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrate the ability to review, assess and use relevant information critically and to discuss new data, phenomena and issues with various audiences and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Optometry the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to assess interventions informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach to clients or patients and those close to them, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Optometry is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Optometry.

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics [Ortopedingenjörsexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for registration as a prosthetics and orthotics technician.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice
  • demonstrate knowledge of relevant methods in the field, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to undertake prosthetic and orthotic interventions autonomously and in cooperation with the patient and also function as a technical specialist in the entire field of habilitation and rehabilitation
  • demonstrate the ability to participate in preventive measures as well to initiate methodological improvements and assure the quality of equipment, working methods and products
  • demonstrate the ability to inform and instruct different audiences
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss in speech and writing interventions and treatment outcomes with those concerned and to document them in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrate the ability to review, assess and use relevant information critically and to discuss new data, phenomena and issues with various audiences and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments using a holistic approach to individuals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach to clients or patients and those close to them, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy [Receptarieexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for registration as a prescriptionist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice
  • demonstrate knowledge of pharmaceutical information, pharmaceutical counselling and pharmaceutical evaluation in order to contribute to a rational and optimal use of pharmaceutical products
  • demonstrate awareness of the development, testing and use of pharmaceuticals, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to utilise scientific documentation and to search for, evaluate and critically interpret relevant information to be able to analyse and resolve pharmaceutically related problems
  • demonstrate the ability to apply his or her knowledge to deal with different situations, phenomena and issues on the basis of the needs of individuals and groups
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrate the ability to present information on and discuss new data, phenomena and issues with various audiences and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to work in both the field of pharmaceuticals and the health care services with an ethical stance and a holistic approach to individuals and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy.

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Radiology Nursing [Röntgensjuksköterskeexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Radiology Nursing is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Radiology Nursing the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for registration as a diagnostic radiology nurse.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Radiology Nursing the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice
  • demonstrate knowledge of physiological, biological and technological aspects of image and functional diagnosis
  • demonstrate knowledge of planning, directing and coordinating care procedures, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Radiology Nursing the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to plan and undertake examinations and treatment autonomously and in collaboration with patients and those close to them on the basis of patients’ needs and circumstances
  • demonstrate the ability to participate in ensuring the optimal radiation of patients with regard to radiation dosage and compliance with the regulations on radiation protection as laid down in the relevant statutory provisions
  • demonstrate the ability to manage pharmaceuticals appropriately and to inform patients of their effects and side-effects
  • demonstrate the ability to initiate methodological improvements and quality assurance
  • demonstrate the ability to apply his or her knowledge to deal with different situations, phenomena and issues on the basis of the needs of individuals and groups
  • demonstrate the ability to inform and instruct different audiences and also to undertake supervisory duties
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss in speech and writing interventions and treatment outcomes with those concerned and to document them in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrate the ability to review, assess and use relevant information critically and to discuss new data, phenomena and issues with various audiences and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Radiology Nursing the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to assess interventions using a holistic approach to individuals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach to patients and those close to them, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Radiology Nursing is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Radiology Nursing.

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy [Sjukgymnastexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for registration as a physiotherapist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice
  • demonstrate knowledge of social circumstances that influence the health of individuals and groups, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to undertake physiotherapeutic interventions autonomously and in collaboration with individuals as well as the ability to initiate and participate in health promotion, treatment, habilitation and rehabilitation measures at individual, group and community level
  • demonstrate the ability to apply his or her knowledge to deal with different situations, phenomena and issues on the basis of the needs of individuals and groups
  • demonstrate the ability to inform and instruct different audiences and also to undertake advisory tasks
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss in speech and writing interventions and treatment outcomes with those concerned and to document them in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrate the ability to review, assess and use relevant information critically and to discuss new data, phenomena and issues with various audiences and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to assess interventions using a holistic approach to individuals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach to clients or patients, those close to them and other groups, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy.

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing [Sjuksköterskeexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits .

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for registration as a nurse.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing the student shall have:
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice
  • demonstrate knowledge of the planning, management and coordination of health care measures
  • demonstrate knowledge of social circumstances that affect the health of children, women and men, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to identify health care needs, draw up care plans and provide care and treatment autonomously and in cooperation with patients and those close to them
  • demonstrate the ability to manage pharmaceuticals appropriately and also to inform patients of the effects and side effects of pharmaceuticals
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need of measures to promote health and prevent ill-health and implement them
  • demonstrate the ability to initiate methodological improvements and quality assurance
  • demonstrate the ability to apply his or her knowledge to deal with different situations, phenomena and issues on the basis of the needs of individuals and groups
  • demonstrate the ability to inform and instruct different audiences and also to undertake supervisory duties
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss in speech and writing interventions and treatment outcomes with those concerned and to document them in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrate the ability to review, assess and use relevant information critically and to discuss new data, phenomena and issues with various audiences and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to assess interventions using a holistic approach to individuals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach to clients or patients and those close to them, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering [Sjöingenjörsexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits .

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills as well as the requisite placement experience required for certification as a marine engineer.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and proven experience as well as awareness of current research and development work, and
  • demonstrate the broad knowledge of marine engineering required to assume responsibility in a leading position for the operation and maintenance of
  • marine mechanical and electrical systems and for fire safety.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to plan and use appropriate methods to undertake tasks within predetermined parameters as well as the capacity in all operational activities to comply with and implement suitable marine safety measures
  • demonstrate the ability to use knowledge critically and systematically to model, simulate, predict and evaluate series of events on the basis of relevant information
  • demonstrate the ability to manage products, processes and the working environment while taking into account the circumstances and needs of individuals and the targets for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development set by the community
  • demonstrate the capacity to think in terms of marine safety and also for teamwork and cooperation in various constellations, and
  • demonstrate the ability in both national and international contexts to present and discuss information, problems and solutions in speech and writing in dialogue with different audiences.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability in the field of shipping to make assessments informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects
  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of technology, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, including social and economic aspects as well as environmental and occupational health and safety aspects, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


Programmes leading to the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering shall fulfil the requirements laid down in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention). These standards are to be regarded as minimum standards.

Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering.

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science [Sjökaptensexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits .

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science the student shall have the knowledge and skills as well as the requisite placement experience required for certification as a qualified Degree of Master mariner.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and proven experience as well as awareness of current research and development work and
  • demonstrate the broad knowledge of nautical science required to assume operational responsibility in a leading position for crews, vessels and cargo.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to plan and use appropriate methods to undertake tasks within predetermined time frames, particularly those concerning marine safety measures as well as the capacity in all operational activities to observe and implement suitable marine safety measures
  • demonstrate the ability to use knowledge critically and systematically to model, simulate, predict and evaluate series of events on the basis of relevant information
  • demonstrate the ability to manage products, processes and occupational health and safety while taking into account the circumstances and needs of individuals and the targets for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development set by the community
  • demonstrate the ability to think in marine safety terms and also for teamwork and cooperation with different constellations, and
  • demonstrate the ability in both national and international contexts to present and discuss information, problems and solutions in speech and writing and in dialogue with different audiences.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability in the field of shipping to make assessments informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects
  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of technology, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, including social and economic aspects as well as environmental and occupational health and safety aspects, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


Programmes leading to the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science shall fulfil the requirements laid down in the 1978 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers in its new wording (STCW Convention). These standards are to be regarded as minimum standards.

Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering.

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Social Work [Socionomexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Social Work is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 210 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Social Work the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a social worker at individual, group and community level.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Social Work the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field as well as awareness of current research and development work
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the interaction between individuals and groups and their social situation, existential circumstances, physical and mental health and their functional capacity in relation to social and other underlying factors
  • demonstrate knowledge of the management of social work , and
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the needs of children and the social and family circumstances that affect the existential conditions of women and men.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Social Work the student shall have:
  • demonstrate the competence and skills required to develop and undertake social work at different levels in the community in cooperation with those concerned
  • demonstrate the ability to apply the relevant statutory provisions, particularly those relating to the social field
  • demonstrate the ability to understand, investigate and analyse social processes and problems, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify, structure, study and evaluate interventions at individual, group and community level.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Social Work the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to assess interventions using a holistic approach to individuals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the capacity for professional conduct and attitudes
  • demonstrate insight into the importance of teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Social Work is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Social Work.

Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Study and Career Guidance [Studie- och yrkesvägledarexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Study and Career Guidance is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Study and Career Guidance the student shall have the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a Study and Career Guidance Counsellor in the educational system.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Study and Career Guidance the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field, awareness of current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice
  • demonstrate insight into the development and learning of children, young people and adults as well the choices and socialisation of individuals and groups from the perspective of lifelong learning
  • demonstrate knowledge of education, working life and social developments both nationally and internationally, and
  • demonstrate insight into the significance of the gender equality perspective for situations involving study or career choices and also in the labour market.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Study and Career Guidance the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to contribute to the attainment of the objectives of the educational system
  • demonstrate the ability to analyse and understand the study and career choices of individuals and groups and on the basis of this ability to identify the need for support and development
  • demonstrate the ability to apply various theories and methods for study and career guidance on the basis of the needs of individuals and groups
  • demonstrate the ability within his or her own professional field to support other staff members in providing study and career guidance
  • demonstrate the ability in cooperation with others to plan and develop supportive interventions for individuals with special difficulties and needs to facilitate their access to studies and to the labour market
  • demonstrate the ability to gather and interpret information critically in order to inform and counsel young people and adults on their future studies and careers
  • demonstrate the ability to create and develop contacts with different stakeholders in the community of importance for these activities, and
  • demonstrate the ability to discuss new data in the field of study and career guidance in speech and writing with different audiences and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Study and Career Guidance the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the field of study and career guidance informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and which take particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate insight into the significance of teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Study and Career Guidance is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Study and Career Guidance is completion by the student of a supervised placement.

Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Study and Career Guidance.

Higher education diploma in Dental Hygiene [Tandhygienistexamen]

Scope


A Higher education diploma in Dental Hygiene is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 120 credits.

Outcomes


For a Higher education diploma in Dental Hygiene the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for registration as a dental hygienist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Higher education diploma in Dental Hygiene the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work
  • demonstrate knowledge of and understanding of the significance of the oral cavity for general well-being and the impact of health in general on oral health, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For a Higher education diploma in Dental Hygiene the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to initiate and undertake health promoting and preventive dental interventions autonomously for both individuals and groups of patients
  • demonstrate the ability to undertake examinations for caries and periodontitis and also to examine and analyse the need for interventions to promote oral health
  • demonstrate the ability to undertake measures and evaluate them and also to document them in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions, and
  • demonstrate the ability to review, assess and use relevant information critically and also to present his or her knowledge to different audiences and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Higher education diploma in Dental Hygiene the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to assess interventions using a holistic approach to individuals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach in order to safeguard and respect the needs of patients
  • demonstrate insight into the significance of teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Higher education diploma in Dental Hygiene is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project).

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Higher education diploma in Dental Hygiene.

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dental Technology [Tandteknikerexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dental Technology is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits .

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dental Technology the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a dental technologist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dental Technology the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work
  • demonstrate knowledge of relevant methods in the field and of the principles of odontological treatment, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of and understanding of the products and materials used in dentistry and their impact on health in general, oral health and the environment.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dental Technology the student shall
  • demonstrate the competence and skills required to produce various types of technical products used in dentistry
  • demonstrate the ability to assess and evaluate the quality of dental technological products, and
  • demonstrate the ability to review, assess and use relevant information critically and to discuss new data, phenomena and issues with various audiences and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dental Technology the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach in order to safeguard and respect the needs of patients
  • demonstrate insight into the significance of teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dental Technology is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dental Technology.

Higher Education Diploma in Vocational Education [Yrkeslärarexamen]

Scope


A Higher Education Diploma in Vocational Education is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 90 credits.
For the award of a Higher Education diploma in Vocational Education studies in the following areas are required: courses in core education subjects for 60 credits and a placement for 30 credits in a relevant position and subject.

Courses in core education subjects shall be linked to future professional practice and comprise the following:

  • history of the school system, its organisation and conditions as well as its core values, including fundamental democratic values and human rights
  • syllabus theory and subject-based teaching and learning
  • theory of knowledge and research methodology
  • development, learning and special needs education
  • social relationships, conflict management and leadership
  • assessment and grading, and
  • evaluation and development processes.

Outcomes


For a Higher Education Diploma in Vocational Education the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a vocational teacher in the specialisation for which the qualification is awarded. The student shall also demonstrate knowledge and skills for other forms of teaching for which the degree, pursuant to the applicable regulations, qualifies him or her.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Higher Education Diploma in Vocational Education the student shall
  • demonstrate the knowledge of the subject and of subject-based teaching and learning required for professional practice as well as awareness of adult learning
  • demonstrate awareness of scientific theory and qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as the relationship between the disciplinary foundation and proven experience and its significance for professional practice
  • demonstrate the knowledge about the development, learning, needs and circumstances of children and young people required for professional practice
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of social relationships, conflict management and leadership
  • demonstrate knowledge of the organisation of the school system, relevant regulatory documents, syllabus theory and different educational and teaching and learning perspectives as well as knowledge of the history of the school system, and
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge of assessment and grading.

Competence and skills

For a Higher Education Diploma in Vocational Education the student shall
  • demonstrate a specialised capacity to create conditions in which all pupils can learn and develop
  • display the capacity to benefit from, systematise and reflect critically and autonomously on personal experience, the experience of others and relevant research findings and thereby contribute to his or her own professional development and the formation of knowledge in the field of professional practice
  • demonstrate the capacity to take advantage of pupils´ knowledge and experiences to stimulate the learning and development of every pupil
  • demonstrate the capacity to plan, implement, evaluate and develop teaching and educational processes individually and together with others in order to stimulate the learning and development of every pupil in the best way possible
  • demonstrate the capacity to identify and in cooperation with others deal with special educational needs
  • demonstrate the capacity to observe, document and analyse their pupils´ development and learning in relation to educational objectives and to inform and cooperate with pupils and their caregivers
  • demonstrate the capacity to communicate and instil core educational values, including human rights and the fundamental democratic values
  • demonstrate the capacity to prevent and restrain discrimination and other forms of harassment of pupils
  • demonstrate the capacity to respect, communicate and instil a gender equal and equal rights perspective in educational processes
  • demonstrate communicative capacity in listening, speaking and writing to support educational processes
  • demonstrate the capacity to use digital aids assuredly and critically in educational processes and to take into account the significance of the role of different media and digital environments in this respect, and
  • demonstrate the capacity to acquire during educational processes skills that are valuable for professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Higher Education Diploma in Vocational Education the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the capacity to adopt a professional approach to pupils  and their caregivers
  • demonstrate the capacity to make assessments in educational processes on the basis of relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects with particular respect for human rights, especially children´s rights according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and sustainable development, and
  • demonstrate the capacity to identify the need for further knowledge and to develop his or her own skills in both the vocational subject and pedagogical practice.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Higher Education Diploma in Vocational Education.

Second-cycle qualifications

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (60 credits) [Magisterexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Master of Arts/Science (60 credits) degree is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 60 credits with a defined specialisation determined by each higher education institution itself, of which at least 30 credits are for specialised study in the principal field (main field of study) of the study programme. In addition the prior award of a Degree of Bachelor’s degree, Degree of Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad is required.

The requirement of the prior award of a qualification may be waived for a student admitted to the programme without the basic entry requirement in the form of a qualification. This does not, however, apply if a waiver was granted during admission pursuant to the second paragraph of Section 28 of the Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) on the grounds that the qualification had not yet been issued.

Outcomes


Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Arts/Science (60 credits) degree the student shall have:
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both an overview of the field and specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and
  • demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Arts/Science (60 credits) degree the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information
  • demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues autonomously as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames
  • demonstrate the ability in speech and writing to report clearly and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or employment in some other qualified capacity.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Arts/Science (60 credits) degree the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Arts/Science (60 credits) is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits in the main field of study.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Arts/Science with a defined specialisation.

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits) [Degree of Masterexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits) is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 120 credits with a defined specialisation determined by each higher education institution itself, of which at least 60 credits are for specialised study in the principal field (main field of study) of the study programme. In addition the prior award of a Degree of Bachelor’s degree, Degree of Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad is required.

The requirement of the prior award of a qualification may be waived for a student admitted to the programme without the basic entry requirement in the form of a qualification. This does not, however, apply if a waiver was granted during admission pursuant to the second paragraph of Section 28 of the Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) on the grounds that the qualification had not yet been issued.

Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and
  • demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information
  • demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues critically, autonomously and creatively as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames and so contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as the ability to evaluate this work
  • demonstrate the ability in speech and writing both nationally and internationally to report clearly and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits) is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits in the main field of study. The degree project may comprise less than 30 credits, however no less than 15 credits, if the student has already completed an independent project in the second cycle for at least 15 credits in the main field of study or the equivalent from a programme of study outside Sweden.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by the each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits) with a defined specialisation.

QUALIFICATIONS IN THE FINE, APPLIED AND PERFORMING ARTS

Degree of Master of Fine Arts (60 credits) [Konstnärlig magisterexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Master of Fine Arts (60 credits) is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 60 credits with a defined specialisation determined by each higher education institution itself. In addition the prior award of a Degree of Bachelor’s degree, Degree of Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad is required.

The requirement of the prior award of a qualification may be waived for a student admitted to the programme without the basic entry requirement in the form of a qualification. This does not, however, apply if a waiver was granted during admission pursuant to the second paragraph of Section 28 of the Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) on the grounds that the qualification had not yet been issued.

Outcomes


Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Fine Arts (60 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both an overview of the field and specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and
  • demonstrate specialised or broadened knowledge and experience of methods and processes in the field.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Fine Arts (60 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to describe, analyse and interpret design, techniques and content autonomously as well as to reflect critically on his or her artistic approach in the main field of study
  • demonstrate the ability to create and execute his or her own ideas with his or her own personal expression, to identify, formulate and solve artistic and creative problems autonomously and also to plan and undertake advanced artistic tasks using appropriate methods within predetermined time frames
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss his or her works and artistic issues in speech, writing or in other ways and in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrate the competence and knowledge required to work autonomously in a professional capacity.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Fine Arts (60 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant artistic, social and ethical issues
  • demonstrate insight into the role of art in society, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Fine Arts (60 credits) is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits in the main field of study.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by the each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Fine Arts (60 credits) with a defined specialisation.

Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) [Konstnärlig Degree of Masterexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 120 credits with a defined specialisation determined by each higher education institution itself. In addition the prior award of a Degree of Bachelor’s degree, Degree of Bachelor’s degree in fine arts, professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad is required.

The requirement of the prior award of a qualification may be waived for a student admitted to the programme without the basic entry requirement in the form of a qualification. This does not, however, apply if a waiver was granted during admission pursuant to the second paragraph of Section 28 of the Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) on the grounds that the qualification had not yet been issued.

Outcomes


Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in areas of the field as well as specialised insight into current research and development work, and
  • demonstrate familiarity with methods and processes for dealing with complex phenomena, issues and situations in the field.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to formulate new issues autonomously and creatively and contribute to the formation of knowledge, solve more advanced problems, develop new forms of personal expression as well as to reflect critically on his or her artistic approach and that of others in the main field of study
  • demonstrate the ability to create and execute his or her own ideas with his or her own personal expression, to identify, formulate and solve artistic and creative problems autonomously and also to plan and undertake advanced artistic tasks using appropriate methods within predetermined time frames
  • demonstrate the ability both nationally and internationally to present and discuss his or her works and artistic issues in speech, writing or in other ways and in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrate the competence and knowledge required to work autonomously in a professional capacity.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant artistic, social and ethical issues
  • demonstrate insight into the role of art in society, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits in the main field of study. The degree project may comprise less than 30 credits, however no less than 15 credits, if the student has already completed an independent project in the second cycle for at least 15 credits in the main field of study or the equivalent from a programme of study outside Sweden.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by the each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) with a defined specialisation.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Degree of Master of Science in Pharmacy [Apotekarexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Master of Science in Pharmacy is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 300 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Master of Science in Pharmacy the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for registration as a pharmacist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Science in Pharmacy the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and insight into current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge of the composition, production, function and use of pharmaceuticals
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge of pharmaceutical information, pharmaceutical counselling and the evaluation of pharmaceuticals in order to contribute to the rational and optimal use of pharmaceutical products
  • demonstrate knowledge of the development, testing and use of pharmaceuticals from a national and international perspective, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Science in Pharmacy the student shall have:
  • demonstrate specialised skills in the application of scientific documentation and in searching for, evaluating and critically interpreting relevant information in order to analyse and solve problems
  • demonstrate specialised skills in the autonomous identification, analysis and solution of advanced problems relating to pharmaceuticals and in evaluating this work
  • demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate and use knowledge and to analyse and assess complex phenomena, issues and situations
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrate the ability both nationally and internationally to present information about and discuss in speech as well as writing the development of pharmaceuticals, new data, phenomena and issues with different audiences and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Science in Pharmacy the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to function within the field of pharmaceuticals as well as the health services with a holistic view of individuals and an ethical approach taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the capacity to adopt a professional approach
  • demonstrate the ability to identify ethical aspects of his or her own research and development work, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Science in Pharmacy is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits in the main field of study.

Miscellaneous


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Science in Pharmacy is completion by the student of a six-month
pharmacy placement.

Specific requirements determined by the each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Science in Pharmacy.

Degree of Master of Architecture [Arkitektexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Master of Architecture is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 300 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Master of Architecture the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as an architect.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Architecture the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary and artistic foundation of the field and insight into relevant research and development work, and
  • demonstrate both broad knowledge and understanding of architectural theory and history as well as specialised knowledge of architectural design, planning and the development of built environments and also the processes, methods and statutory provisions that affect them.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Architecture the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to plan, design, maintain and renew built environments and buildings in complex contexts and with a holistic approach informed by various demands, in particular the sustainable development required by the community
  • demonstrate the ability to use appropriate architectonic methods and syntheses to undertake and evaluate advanced and creative tasks autonomously and critically and within predetermined parameters in the field of architecture and urban planning
  • demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge about physical circumstances and technological principles to the erection and alteration of buildings
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrate the ability in dialogue with different audiences in both national and international contexts to present and discuss, using images and models, his or her conclusions and the knowledge and reasoning on which they are based in speech, writing or some other way and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Architecture the student shall have:
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a holistic view in making judgements and appraisals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social, aesthetic and ethical aspects and which at the same time take into account the different needs and functional abilities of communities and individuals as well as the interaction between individuals and their physical settings, including occupational health and safety
  • demonstrate the disposition to base his or her work on high-quality, well-designed long-term functional solutions, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Architecture is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by the each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Architecture.

Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery [Barnmorskeexamen]

Scope


A Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 90 credits. In addition the student shall have been registered by Socialstyrelsen [Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare] as a nurse.

Outcomes


For a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for registration as a midwife.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery the student shall
  • demonstrate both broad and specialised knowledge in the field of reproductive, perinatal and sexual health
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and insight into current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge of planning, managing and coordinating health care procedures, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery the student shall
  • demonstrate specialised skills in planning and undertaking examinations and treatment autonomously and in cooperation with patients and on the basis of patient needs and circumstances
  • demonstrate specialised skills in autonomously initiating health promotion and preventive measures
  • demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex issues and situations, phenomena and problems, on the basis of the needs of individuals and groups
  • demonstrate the ability to instruct various groups and also to undertake supervisory and consultative tasks, and
  • demonstrate the ability to initiate and undertake quality assurance and improvement measures and also to evaluate treatment interventions.

Judgement and approach

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to assess interventions using a holistic approach to individuals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach to women and those close to them, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project).

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by the each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery.

Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics [Civilekonomexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 240 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics the student shall have demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for advanced and autonomous work in the field of business and economics.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of and proven experience in
  • his or her chosen field of business and economics as well as insight into current research and development work
  • demonstrate both broad knowledge of the field of business and economics as well as a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in certain areas in his or her chosen field of business and economics
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge of theories and methodology in his or her chosen field of business and economics, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of relevant national and international regulatory systems in his or her chosen field of business and economics.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge and also to analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations
  • demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues in business and economics autonomously as well as to plan and use appropriate methods to undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames
  • demonstrate the ability to present his or her conclusions in speech and writing to different audiences in both national and international contexts, and
  • demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or employment in some other qualified capacity.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability in his or her chosen field of business and economics to make assessments informed by relevant disciplinary and social considerations such as human rights and ethical issues as well as awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
  • demonstrate insight into the significance of leadership and the exercise of leadership, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by the each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics.

Degree of Master of Science in Engineering [Civilingenjörsexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Master of Science in Engineering is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 300 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Master of Science in Engineering the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a graduate engineer.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Science in Engineering the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of and proven experience in his or her chosen field of technology as well as insight into current research and development work, and
  • demonstrate both broad knowledge of his or her chosen field of technology, including knowledge of mathematics and the natural sciences, as well as a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Science in Engineering the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and deal with complex issues autonomously and critically and with a holistic approach and also to participate in research and development work and so contribute to the formation of knowledge
  • demonstrate the ability to create, analyse and critically evaluate various technological solutions
  • demonstrate the ability to plan and use appropriate methods to undertake advanced tasks within predetermined parameters
  • demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge critically and systematically as well as the ability to model, simulate, predict and evaluate sequences of events even with limited information
  • demonstrate the ability to develop and design products, processes and systems while taking into account the circumstances and needs of individuals and the targets for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development set by the community
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrate the ability to present his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in speech and writing to different audiences in both national and international contexts.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Science in Engineering the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects as well as awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of technology, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, including both social and economic aspects and also environmental and occupational health and safety considerations, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Science in Engineering is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by the each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Science in Engineering.

Degree of Master of Laws [Juristexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Master of Laws is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 270 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Master of Laws the student shall have demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work in a profession for which a Degree of Master of Arts in Law is a required qualification as well as in other professional capacities in the field of law that require such knowledge and skills.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Laws the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field as well as insight into current research and development work
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding of central fields of law as well as knowledge of other subjects that are of particular importance for the practice of law
  • demonstrate awareness of the national and international role of the legal system, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the social and family circumstances that affect the existential conditions of women and men.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Laws the student shall
  • demonstrate specialised skills in applying his or her knowledge and making qualified judgements
  • demonstrate specialised skills in the use of various methods or interpreting and applying the law
  • demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and analyse issues critically and autonomously and also to plan and undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames
  • demonstrate the ability to work both autonomously and in collaboration with others, and
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss his or her conclusions in speech and writing in dialogue with different audiences in both national and international contexts.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Laws the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the field that are informed by the relevant disciplinary and social considerations such as human rights and ethical factors
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt an autonomous and critical approach to the legal system
  • demonstrate the capacity to adopt a professional approach, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Laws is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by the each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Arts in Law.

Degree of Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology [Logopedexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 240 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for registration as a speech therapist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and insight into current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice
  • demonstrate both broad and specialised clinical, educational and therapeutic knowledge of the habilitation and rehabilitation of voice, speech, language and swallowing disorders
  • demonstrate understanding of the integral role played by the capacity to communicate for an individual’s personality and social situation, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology the student shall
  • demonstrate specialised skills in evaluating, assessing and treating the most frequent disorders in the field of speech and language pathology autonomously and in cooperation with patients
  • demonstrate the ability to initiate and participate in preventive health measures in the field of speech and language pathology
  • demonstrate specialised skills in planning, undertaking and evaluating treatment programmes
  • demonstrate the ability to inform and instruct different audiences as well as to undertake supervisory tasks
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss in speech and writing interventions and treatment outcomes with those concerned and to document them in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrate specialised skills in reviewing, assessing and using relevant information critically as well as in discussing new data, phenomena and issues with various audiences and so contributing to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to assess interventions using a holistic approach to individuals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach to clients or patients and those close to them, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by the each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology.

Degree of Master of Science in Medicine [Läkarexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Master of Science in Medicine is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 330 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Master of Science in Medicine the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for medical practice and to complete the foundation years (AT) required for registration as a physician.

Knowledge and understanding

For Degree of Master of Science in Medicine the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and insight into current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice
  • demonstrate both broad and specialised knowledge in the field of medicine and knowledge and understanding of the social circumstances that affect the health of individuals and groups, children as well as women and men
  • demonstrate economic and organisational knowledge of significance for the health care services, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For Degree of Master of Science in Medicine the student shall
  • demonstrate specialised skills in diagnosing the most frequent illnesses autonomously and in treating them in collaboration with the patients
  • demonstrate the ability to initiate and undertake health promotion and preventive measures in the health care services for both individuals and groups of patients
  • demonstrate the ability to integrate and apply knowledge critically and systematically and also to analyse and assess complex phenomena, issues and situations
  • demonstrate specialised skills in informing and instructing various audiences and also in undertaking supervisory tasks
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories in both the health care services and the health and social services
  • demonstrate the ability to account in speech and writing for interventions and treatment outcomes with those concerned and to document them in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions
  • demonstrate specialised skills in discussing new data, phenomena and issues in the field of medicine with various audiences on a disciplinary basis and also to review, assess and use relevant information critically, and
  • demonstrate specialised skills in initiating, participating in and undertaking improvement measures and also in evaluating medical treatment.

Judgement and approach

For Degree of Master of Science in Medicine the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a holistic view of patients informed by a disciplinary and humanistic approach with special consideration of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt an ethical and professional approach to patients and those close to them, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Science in Medicine is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by the each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Science in Medicine.

Degree of Master of Science in Psychology [Psykologexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Master of Science in Psychology is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 300 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Master of Science in Psychology the student shall have demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a psychologist and to complete the mandatory placement (PTP) required for registration as a psychologist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Science in Psychology the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and insight into current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge of psychological investigation methods and interventions for both individuals, groups and organisations
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding of social and family circumstances that affect different groups and individuals, including children as well as women and men, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Science in Psychology the student shall
  • demonstrate specialised skills in undertaking psychological treatment
  • demonstrate the ability to undertake supervised psychotherapy
  • demonstrate specialised skills in planning, managing and undertaking preventive measures autonomously as well as measures for development and change that focus on individuals, groups, organisations and environments
  • demonstrate specialised skills based on a disciplinary foundation in critically evaluating and developing treatment measures and intervention plans in the field of professional practice
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories
  • demonstrate the ability to account in speech and writing for investigations, interventions and outcomes with those concerned and to document them in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions, and
  • demonstrate the ability to review, assess and use relevant information critically and autonomously and also to discuss new data, phenomena and issues with different audiences and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Science in Psychology the student shall
  • demonstrate the capacity for continual development of self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate specialised skills in appraising interventions using a holistic approach to individuals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to identify ethical aspects of his or her own research and development work
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach to clients and those close to them, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Science in Psychology is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by the each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Science in Psychology.

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy [Psykoterapeutexamen]

Scope


A Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 90 credits during a three-year period. In addition the student is required to have:
  • a Degree of Master of Science in Psychology (pursuant to the course requirements of 1982 or later provisions)
  • a Degree of Master of Science in Medicine with a specialist qualification in psychiatry or psychiatry for children and young people
  • a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Social Work, or
  • another equivalent qualification.

For the last two categories basic programmes in psychotherapy are also required.

Outcomes


For a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy the student shall have demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for registration as a psychotherapist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and insight into current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice,
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding of various forms or psychotherapy, various forms of mental ill health as well as psychiatric diagnosis, and
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant social and family circumstances that affect individuals and groups.

Competence and skills

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to integrate theoretical knowledge and clinical practice at a specialised level
  • demonstrate the specialised skills required to make diagnostic assessments autonomously and also to organise, undertake and critically evaluate psychotherapeutic treatment programmes in the field of individual, group or family therapy
  • demonstrate the ability to review, assess and use relevant information critically and autonomously and also to discuss new data, phenomena and issues with different audiences and so contribute to the development of the profession and his or her professional practice, and
  • demonstrate the ability to account in speech and writing for interventions and treatment outcomes with those concerned and to document them in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions.

Judgement and approach

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy the student shall
  • demonstrate the capacity for continual development of self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to assess interventions using a holistic approach to individuals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to identify ethical aspects of his or her own research and development work
  • demonstrate a specialised ability to adopt a professional approach to clients and those close to them,
  • demonstrate insight into the significance of teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project).

Miscellaneous


A requirement for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy is completion by the student of a part-time placement with psychotherapeutic tasks.
Specific requirements determined by the each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy.

Degree of Master of Science in Medical Physics [Sjukhusfysikerexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Master of Science in Medical Physics is awarded after the student has completed
the courses required to gain 300 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Master of Science in Medical Physics the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for registration as a Medical Physicist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Science in Medical Physics the student shall have:
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and insight into current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice,
  • demonstrate both broad and specialised knowledge of physical, biological and technological aspects of radiation treatment and image and functional diagnosis as well as the application of this knowledge in health care
  • demonstrate knowledge of planning, management and coordination in the professional field, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions, particularly in the area of radiation protection.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Science in Medical Physics the student shall
  • demonstrate specialised skills in applying mathematical and scientific methods autonomously in all operations involving radiation in the health care services
  • demonstrate the ability to assume responsibility for and undertake the requisite quality assurance procedures for both equipment and working routines in interventions involving radiation
  • demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge from relevant areas as well as to analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations autonomously and critically.
  • demonstrate the ability to develop, use, evaluate and optimise new methods in the field
  • demonstrate the ability to initiate, plan, manage, coordinate and evaluate measures for radiation protection in health care for both staff and patients
  • demonstrate the capacity for teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories as well as the ability to inform and instruct staff involved in radiation protection measures, and
  • demonstrate the ability to present and discuss new data, phenomena and issues in speech and writing to different audiences in both national and international contexts and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Science in Medical Physics the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments using a holistic approach to individuals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach to patients and those close to them,
  • demonstrate the ability to identify ethical aspects of his or her own research and development work, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Science in Medical Physics is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by the each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Science in Medical Physics.

Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing [Specialistsjuksköterskeexamen]

Scope


A Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing with a defined specialisation is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 60 credits, with the exception of the specialisation in Primary Health Care when the diploma is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 75 credits.

In addition the student shall have been registered by Socialstyrelsen [Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare] as a nurse.

Outcomes


For a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a
specialist nurse.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing the student shall, in the specific specialisation,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and insight into current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice, and
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge of the planning, management and coordination of health care measures.

Competence and skills

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing the student shall, in the specific specialisation,  
  • demonstrate specialised skills in identifying health care needs and drawing up care programmes autonomously and in collaboration with the patient and those close to them
  • demonstrate the ability to direct and evaluate health care interventions
  • demonstrate specialised skills in initiating, undertaking and evaluating health promotion and preventive interventions
  • demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge and also to analyse, assess and deal with complex issues and situations
  • demonstrate the ability to participate in or undertake autonomously examinations and treatment, including palliative care, and
  • demonstrate the capacity to act as a nursing instructor.

Judgement and approach

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing the student shall, in the specific specialisation,
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to assess interventions using a holistic approach to individuals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach to patients and those close to them, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Specialisations


For a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing: Anaesthesia Care the student shall also  
  • demonstrate the ability to take responsibility for monitoring and undertaking local and general anaesthetic, analgesic and sedative interventions in connection with surgical operations, examinations and the treatment of patients, and
  • demonstrate the ability to apply his or her specialist knowledge in connection with major accidents and catastrophes.

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing: Intensive Care the student shall also

  • demonstrate the ability to observe and assess the functions of all organic systems and the mental condition of patients as well as the ability to initiate and undertake medical interventions autonomously, and
  • demonstrate the ability to apply his or her specialist knowledge in connection with major accidents and catastrophes.

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing : Theatre Care the student shall also

  • demonstrate the ability to take responsibility for asepsis, instruments and measures to prevent infection and complications in connection with surgical interventions and the treatment and examination of patients as well as the ability to manage biological specimens, and
  • demonstrate the ability to apply his or her specialist knowledge in connection with major accidents and catastrophes.

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing : Pre-hospital Emergency Care the student shall also

  • demonstrate the ability to assess the somatic or mental status and immediate needs of sick or injured individuals and also demonstrate the ability to undertake the interventions required for patients in widely differing circumstances, and
  • demonstrate the ability to apply his or her specialist knowledge in connection with major accidents and catastrophes.

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing : Surgical Care the student shall also

  • demonstrate the ability to observe, assess and deal with complex nursing needs in patients requiring surgical care.

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing : Medical Care the student shall also

  • demonstrate the ability to observe, assess and deal with complex nursing needs in patients undergoing medical care.

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing : Oncology Care the student shall also

  • demonstrate the ability to observe, assess and deal with complex nursing needs in patients requiring oncology care
  • demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work with treatments such as cytostatic therapy and radiotherapy.

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing : Paediatric Care the student shall also

  • demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, undertake and evaluate the interventions required to promote physical, mental and social health and prevent the occurrence of illnesses and their complications autonomously
  • demonstrate the ability to observe, assess and deal with complex care needs in children and young people at different stages of development, and
  • demonstrate the knowledge required to take responsibility for health examinations and vaccinations.

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing : Mental Health Care the student shall also  

  • demonstrate the ability to observe, assess and deal with complex care needs
  • demonstrate the ability to deal with individuals in crisis, and
  • demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to participate in treatment, habilitation and rehabilitation in mental health nursing and care.

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing : Elderly Care the student shall also have:

  • demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, undertake and evaluate the measures required to promote physical, mental and social health and prevent the occurrence of illnesses and their complications autonomously, and
  • demonstrate the ability to observe and assess complex care and rehabilitation needs in elderly patients.

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing : Primary Health Care the student shall also

  • demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, undertake and evaluate the interventions required to promote physical, mental and social health and prevent the occurrence of illnesses and their complications autonomously
  • demonstrate the ability to observe and assess complex care, habilitation and rehabilitation needs in patients, and
  • demonstrate the knowledge required to take responsibility for health examinations and vaccinations.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project).

Miscellaneous


A requirement for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing is completion by the student of a placement adapted in extent to the needs of each specialisation.

Specific requirements determined by the each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing.

Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs Training [Speciallärarexamen]

Scope


A Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs Training with the defined specialisation is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 90 credits. In addition the prior award of a Degree of Bachelor/Degree of Master of Arts in Primary Education, Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education, Higher Education Diploma in Vocational Education, Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Early Years Education or a corresponding previous qualification is required.

A Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs Training is awarded with specialisation in

  • the development of language, writing and reading,
  • mathematical development,
  • deafness and hearing disabilities,
  • visual disabilities,
  • serious language disabilities, and
  • learning disabilities.

For specialisation in the development of language, writing and reading prior award of a qualification including subject studies in Swedish or in the domain of language, writing and reading development is required. If a previously awarded qualification does not include these subject studies, students are required instead to supplement their qualifications with the corresponding knowledge.

For specialisation in mathematical development prior award of a qualification including subject studies in mathematics or in the domain of mathematical development is required. If a previously awarded qualification does not include these subject studies, students are required instead to supplement their qualifications with the corresponding knowledge.

Outcomes


For a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs Training the student shall display the knowledge and skills required to required to work autonomously as a special needs teacher for children and pupils who need special support.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs Training the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and insight into current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice
  • demonstrate knowledge of children and pupils who need special support from a historical perspective,
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge of linguistic and conceptual development in children and pupils and how this is stimulated,
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge of assessment issues and setting grades, and
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge of children’s and pupils’ learning and, depending on the specialisation selected, specialised knowledge of
  1. the development of language, writing and reading in children and pupils,
  2. the development of mathematics in children and pupils,
  3. children and pupils who are deaf or have hearing disabilities and the general development of their knowledge acquisition in relation to teaching subjects or subject areas,
  4. children and pupils with visual disabilities and the general development of their knowledge acquisition in relation to teaching subjects or subject areas,
  5. children and pupils with serious language disabilities and the general development of their knowledge acquisition in relation to teaching subjects or subject areas, or
  6. children and pupils with learning disabilities and the general development of their knowledge acquisition in relation to teaching subjects or subject areas.

Competence and skills

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs Training the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to initiate, analyse and participate in preventive measures and in the work of removing obstacles and difficulties in different learning environments autonomously and critically
  • demonstrate the ability to take part in the work of designing and implementing action plans for individual children and pupils in collaboration with those concerned, as well as the ability to support children and pupils and develop learning environments,
  • demonstrate the ability to act as somebody to whom others may, depending on the specialisation selected, turn for qualified discussion and advice on issues concerning
  1. the development of language, writing and reading in children and pupils,
  2. the development of mathematics in children and pupils,
  3. learning and the acquisition of knowledge by children and pupils who are deaf or have hearing disabilities,
  4. learning and the acquisition of knowledge by children and pupils who have visual disabilities,
  5. learning and the acquisition of knowledge by children and pupils who have serious language disabilities, or
  6. learning and the acquisition of knowledge by children and pupils who have learning disabilities.
  • demonstrate the ability to undertake follow up and evaluation as well as to lead the development of educational measures that aim to meet the needs of all children and pupils autonomously,
  • demonstrate specialised skills in undertaking educational studies and in analysing difficulties at individual level in the learning environments in which children or pupils receive teaching and spend their days at school or in early years learning critically and autonomously, and
  • demonstrate a specialised capacity to adapt working methods individually for children and pupils with special needs.

For specialisation in the development of language, writing and reading or mathematics students shall also

  • demonstrate the ability to appraise and apply methods for assessing the development of language, writing and reading or of mathematics in children and pupils critically.

Judgement and approach  

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs Training the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability within the field of special needs training to make assessments informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to identify ethical aspects of his or her research and development work
  • demonstrate insight into the significance of teamwork and cooperation with other types of educational establishments and professional categories, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs Training is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


The degree certificate shall state the specialisation or specialisations for which the qualification is intended.

Specific requirements determined by the each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Needs Training.

Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs [Specialpedagogexamen]

Scope


A Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 90 credits. In addition the prior award of a Degree of Bachelor/Degree of Master of Arts in Primary Education, Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education, Higher Education Diploma in Vocational Education, Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science in Early Years Education or corresponding previous qualification is required.

Outcomes


For a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a special needs teacher for children and pupils who need special support.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and insight into current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice, and
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding in the field of special educational needs.

Competence and skills

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to identify, analyse and participate in preventive measures and in the work of removing obstacles and difficulties in different learning environments autonomously and critically
  • demonstrate the ability to conduct educational evaluation and analyse difficulties at organisational, group and individual level critically and autonomously
  • demonstrate the ability to plan and participate in the work of implementing action plans in collaboration with those concerned as well as the ability to support children and pupils and develop learning environments
  • demonstrate the specialised ability to act as somebody to whom fellow-teachers, parents and other interested parties may turn for qualified discussion and advice on educational issues, and
  • demonstrate the autonomous ability to follow up and evaluate as well as to manage educational processes intended to meet the needs of all children and pupils.

Judgement and approach

For a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs the student shall have:
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability within the field of special educational needs to make assessments informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to identify ethical aspects of his or her research and development work
  • demonstrate insight into the significance of teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous


The degree certificate shall state the specialisation for which the qualification is intended.

Specific requirements determined by the each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs.

Degree of Master of Science in Dental Surgery [Tandläkarexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Master of Science in Dental Surgery is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 300 credits.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Master of Science in Dental Surgery the student shall have demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for registration as a dentist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Science in Dental Surgery the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and insight into current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice,
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge and understanding of the link between oral health and a patient’s general state of health and medical status as well as other underlying factors
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the products and materials used in dentistry and their influence on health in general, oral health and the environment
  • demonstrate economic and organisational knowledge of significance for dentistry, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Science in Dental Surgery the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to diagnose and treat illnesses and anomalies of the teeth, oral cavity, jaws and surrounding tissue in patients of different ages and with different needs
  • demonstrate the ability to initiate and undertake health promotion and preventive dental measures for both individuals and groups of patients
  • demonstrate specialised skills in planning, managing and coordinating dental interventions
  • demonstrate the ability to evaluate odontological treatment, placing special importance on quality assurance
  • demonstrate specialised skills in teamwork and in cooperating with all categories of dental professionals and other professional groups in the health and care services, and
  • demonstrate the ability to review, assess and use relevant information autonomously and critically and also to discuss new data, phenomena and issues in the field of odontology on a disciplinary basis.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Science in Dental Surgery the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the ability to assess interventions using a holistic approach to individuals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social and ethical aspects and taking particular account of human rights
  • demonstrate the ability to adopt a professional approach in order to safeguard and respect the needs of patients, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Science in Dental Surgery is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by the each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Science in Dental Surgery .

QUALIFICATIONS AWARDED IN THE FIRST OR SECOND CYCLE

Degree of Bachelor/Degree of Master of Arts in Primary Education [Grundlärarexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education is awarded in one of three specialisations. A Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education with a specialisation in extended school teaching is a first-cycle qualification awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits. The degrees of Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Primary Education with a specialisation in teaching in early years classes and grades 1-3 of the compulsory school and Degree of Master of Arts in Primary Education with a specialisation in teaching in grades 4-6 of the compulsory school are second-cycle qualifications awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 240 credits.

For the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education studies in the following areas are required: subject courses and course in subject-based teaching and learning that are relevant for teaching school subjects for which a syllabus or curriculum has been laid down, core education subjects for 60 credits and a placement in a relevant subject and position for 30 credits.

For the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education with a specialisation in extended school teaching, subject courses and courses in subject-based teaching and learning shall comprise 90 credits, of which 60 credits shall be awarded in the field of extended school education and 30 credits in one or two practical or aesthetic subjects.

For the award of a Degree of Master of Arts in Primary Education with a specialisation in teaching in early years classes and grades 1-3 of the compulsory school subject, subject courses and courses in subject-based teaching and learning shall comprise 165 credits in Swedish, Mathematics, English, Social Science subjects, Natural Science subjects and Technology. At least 30 credits in both Swedish and Mathematics are required and at least 15 credits in English. Of the credits awarded for subject courses and courses in subject-based teaching and learning 15 shall be awarded for subject-related placement.

For the award of a Degree of Master of Arts in Primary Education with a specialisation in teaching in grades 4-6 of the compulsory school, subject courses and courses in subject-based teaching and learning shall comprise 165 credits in Swedish, Mathematics, English, and an elective area of specialisation. At least 30 credits are required in Swedish, in Mathematics and in English. In addition 30 credits are required in one of the areas which students may elect:

  1. natural science subjects and technology
  2. social science subjects, or
  3. one or two practical or aesthetic subjects.
Of the credits awarded for subject courses and courses in subject-based teaching and learning 15 shall be awarded for subject-related placement.

Courses in core education subjects shall be linked to future professional practice and comprise the following:

  • history of the school system, its organisation and conditions as well as the core values of early years education, including fundamental democratic values and human rights
  • syllabus theory and subject-based teaching and learning
  • theory of knowledge and research methodology
  • development, learning and special needs education
  • social relationships, conflict management and leadership
  • assessment and grading, and
  • evaluation and development processes.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Arts/degree of Master or Arts in Primary Education the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a primary teacher in the specialisation for which the qualification is awarded. The student shall also demonstrate knowledge and skills for other forms of teaching for which the degree, pursuant to the applicable regulations, qualifies him or her.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education with a specialisation in extended school education the student shall:
  • demonstrate the knowledge required in the field of extended education and the subject knowledge, including awareness of current research and development work, required for professional practice
  • demonstrate the knowledge of teaching and learning and subject-based teaching and learning required for professional practice
  • demonstrate knowledge of communicative and linguistic development in children as well as knowledge of the fundamental acquisition of reading, writing and mathematical skills
  • demonstrate knowledge of practical and aesthetic learning processes
  • demonstrate knowledge of the theory of knowledge and qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as the relationship between the disciplinary foundation and proven experience and its significance for professional practice, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the assessment of pupils’ learning and development.

For a Degree of Master of Arts  in Primary Education with a specialisation in teaching in early years classes and grades 1-3 of the compulsory school the student shall

  • demonstrate the subject knowledge, including awareness of current research and development work, required for professional practice
  • demonstrate the knowledge of teaching and learning and subject-based teaching and learning required for professional practice
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge of the fundamental acquisition of reading, writing and mathematical skills and of communicative and linguistic development in children
  • demonstrate awareness of practical and aesthetic learning processes
  • demonstrate knowledge of the theory of knowledge and qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as the relationship between the disciplinary foundation and proven experience and its significance for professional practice, and
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge of assessing and grading pupils´ learning and development.

For a Degree of Master of Arts in Primary Education with a specialisation in teaching in grades 4-6 of the compulsory school the student shall

  • demonstrate the subject knowledge, including awareness of current research and development work, required for professional practice
  • demonstrate the knowledge of teaching and learning and subject-based teaching and learning required for professional practice
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge of the development of reading, writing and mathematical skills
  • demonstrate awareness of practical and aesthetic learning processes
  • demonstrate knowledge of the theory of knowledge and qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as the relationship between the disciplinary foundation and proven experience and its significance for professional practice, and
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge of assessment and grading.

For a Degree of Bachelor/Degree of Master of Arts  in Primary Education the student shall also:

  • demonstrate the knowledge about children´s development, learning, needs and circumstances required for professional practice
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of social relationships, conflict management and leadership, and
  • demonstrate knowledge of the organisation of the school system, relevant regulatory documents, syllabus theory and different educational and teaching and learning perspectives as well as knowledge of the history of the school system.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education with a specialisation in extended school education the student shall:
  • demonstrate specialised capacity to inspire learning and development by providing children with meaningful and prolific leisure activities, and
  • display the capacity to benefit from, systematise and reflect critically and autonomously on personal experience, the experience of others and relevant research findings and thereby contribute to professional development and the formation of knowledge in the field of professional practice.

For a Degree of Master of Arts in Primary Education with a specialisation in teaching in early years classes and grades 1-3 of the compulsory school or a specialisation in teaching in grades 4-6 of the compulsory school the student shall:

  • display enhanced capacity to benefit from, systematise and reflect critically and autonomously on personal experience, the experience of others and relevant research findings and thereby contribute to professional development and the formation of knowledge in the field of professional practice.

For a Degree of Master of Arts in Primary Education with a specialisation in teaching in grades 4-6 of the compulsory school the student shall:

  • demonstrate the capacity to communicate and reflect on issues concerning identity, sexuality and relationships.

For a Degree of Bachelor/Degree of Master of Arts in Primary Education the student shall also:

  • demonstrate specialised capacity to create conditions in which all pupils can learn and develop
  • demonstrate the capacity to take advantage of the knowledge and experiences of pupils to stimulate the learning and development of every pupil
  • demonstrate the capacity to plan, implement, evaluate and develop teaching and educational processes individually and together with others in order to stimulate the learning and development of every pupil in the best way possible
  • demonstrate the capacity to identify and in cooperation with others deal with special educational needs
  • demonstrate the capacity to observe, document and analyse their pupils´ development and learning in relation to educational objectives and to inform and cooperate with pupils and their caregivers
  • demonstrate the capacity to communicate and instil core educational values, including human rights and the fundamental democratic values
  • demonstrate the capacity to prevent and restrain discrimination and other forms of harassment of children
  • demonstrate the capacity to respect, communicate and instil a gender equal and equal rights perspective in educational processes
  • demonstrate communicative capacity in listening, speaking and writing to support educational processes
  • demonstrate the capacity to use digital aids assuredly and critically in educational processes and to take into account the significance of the role of different media and digital environments in this respect, and
  • demonstrate the capacity to acquire during educational processes skills that are valuable for professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor/Degree of Master of Arts in Primary Education the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the capacity to adopt a professional approach to pupils and their caregivers
  • demonstrate the capacity to make assessments in educational processes on the basis of relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects with particular respect for human rights, especially children´s rights according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and sustainable development, and
  • demonstrate the capacity to identify the need for further knowledge and to develop his or her own skills in pedagogical practice.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education with a specialisation in extended school education is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits in the field of extended school education.

A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Arts in Primary Education with a specialisation in teaching in early years classes and grades 1-3 of the compulsory school or a specialisation in teaching in grades 4-6 of the compulsory school is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits or two such projects for at least 15 credits in one or two of the subjects studied within the different specialisations.

Miscellaneous


The degree certificate shall state clearly which specialisation the student has completed and which teaching subject or subjects the qualification comprises.

Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor/Degree of Master of Arts in Primary Education.

Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education [Ämneslärarexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education is awarded in one of two specialisations. A Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education with a specialisation in teaching in grades 7-9 of the compulsory school system is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 270 credits. A Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education with a specialisation in teaching in the upper-secondary school is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 300 credits, or when required, 330 credits.

For the award of a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education studies in the following areas are required: courses in the subjects and subject-based teaching and learning that are relevant for teaching school subjects for which a syllabus or curriculum has been laid down, core education subjects for 60 credits and a placement in a relevant subject and position for 30 credits.

For the award of a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education with a specialisation in teaching in grades 7-9 of the compulsory school system, the programme shall comprise subject courses and courses in subject-based teaching and learning for 195 credits and study of three teaching subjects. When two of these subjects are Swedish, Social Science or Music, courses in these two subjects alone are required for award of the qualification. The subject courses and courses in subject-based teaching and learning shall include 15 credits for a subject-related placement. Studies shall include at least one specialisation for 90 credits in a relevant subject or subject area. For every other subject included in the qualification at least 45 credits are required. When Swedish, Social Science or Music are included, however, 90 credits in subject areas relevant to these subjects are always required.  

Specialisations are offered in a limited number of subject combinations.

For the award of a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education with a specialisation in teaching in the upper-secondary school, the programme shall comprise subject courses and courses in subject-based teaching and learning for 225 credits, or when required 255 credits, and study of two teaching subjects. The subject courses and courses in subject-based teaching and learning shall include 15 credits for a subject-related placement. Studies shall include at least one specialisation for 120 credits in a relevant subject or subject area and one specialisation for 90 credits. When Swedish, Social Science or Music are included, however, 120 credits in subject areas relevant to these subjects are always required.
Specialisations are offered in a limited number of subject combinations.

Courses in core education subjects shall be linked to future professional practice and comprise the following:

  • history of the school system, its organisation and conditions as well as core educational values, including fundamental democratic values and human rights
  • syllabus theory and subject-based teaching and learning
  • theory of knowledge and research methodology
  • development, learning and special needs education
  • social relationships, conflict management and leadership
  • assessment and grading, and
  • evaluation and development processes.

Outcomes


For a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education the student shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a subject teacher in the specialisation for which the qualification is awarded. The student shall also demonstrate knowledge and skills for other forms of teaching for which the degree, pursuant to the applicable regulations, qualifies him or her.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education with a specialisation in teaching in grades 7-9 of the compulsory school system the student shall
  • demonstrate the subject knowledge required for professional practice, including both an overview of the main fields of the subjects studied and specialised knowledge in certain areas of the fields as well as insight into current research and development work

For a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education with a specialisation in teaching in the upper-secondary school the student shall:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as specialised insight into current research and development work.

For a  Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education the student shall also

  • demonstrate the knowledge of teaching and learning and subject-based teaching and learning required for the specialisation for which the qualification is awarded and also some awareness of adult learning
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge of the theory of knowledge and qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as the relationship between the disciplinary foundation and proven experience and its significance for professional practice
  • demonstrate the knowledge about children´s development, learning, needs and circumstances required for the specialisation for which the qualification is awarded
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of social relationships, conflict management and leadership
  • demonstrate knowledge of the organisation of the school system, relevant regulatory documents, syllabus theory and different educational and teaching and learning perspectives as well as knowledge of the history of the school system, and
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge of assessment and grading.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education the student shall
  • demonstrate a specialised capacity to create conditions in which all pupils can learn and develop
  • display the capacity to benefit from, systematise and reflect critically and autonomously on personal experience, the experience of others and relevant research findings and thereby contribute to professional development and the formation of knowledge in the subjects, subject areas and subject-based teaching and learning
  • demonstrate the capacity to take advantage of the knowledge and experiences of pupils to stimulate the learning and development of every pupil
  • demonstrate the capacity to plan, implement, evaluate and develop teaching and educational processes individually and together with others in order to stimulate the learning and development of every pupil in the best way possible
  • demonstrate the capacity to identify and in cooperation with others deal with special educational needs
  • demonstrate the capacity to observe, document and analyse their pupils´ development and learning in relation to educational objectives and to inform and cooperate with pupils and their caregivers
  • demonstrate the capacity to communicate and instil core educational values, including human rights and the fundamental democratic values
  • demonstrate the capacity to prevent and restrain discrimination and other forms of harassment of children
  • demonstrate the capacity to respect, communicate and instil a gender equal and equal rights perspective in educational processes
  • demonstrate communicative capacity in listening, speaking and writing to support educational processes
  • demonstrate the capacity to use digital aids assuredly and critically in educational processes and to take into account the significance of the role of different media and digital environments in this respect, and
  • demonstrate the capacity to acquire during educational processes skills that are valuable for professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education the student shall
  • demonstrate self-awareness and the capacity for empathy
  • demonstrate the capacity to adopt a professional approach to pupils and their caregivers
  • demonstrate the capacity to make assessments in educational processes on the basis of relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects with particular respect for human rights, especially children´s rights according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and sustainable development, and
  • demonstrate the capacity to identify the need for further knowledge and to develop his or her own skills in pedagogical practice.

Independent project (degree project)


A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits or two such projects for at least 15 credits in one or two of the subjects studied during the programme.

Miscellaneous


The degree certificate shall state clearly which specialisation the student has completed and which teaching subject or subjects the qualification comprises.

Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education.

Supplementary educational programmes


Students who have completed a supplementary educational programme may be awarded a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education at first cycle or second cycle level. The Ordinance on supplementary educational programmes leading to the award of a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education (2011:686) lays down the requirements to be fulfilled for the award this qualification.

THIRD-CYCLE QUALIFICATIONS

General qualifications

Degree of Licentiate [Licentiatexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Licentiate is awarded

either after a third-cycle student has completed a study programme of at least 120 credits in a subject in which third-cycle teaching is offered,

or after a third-cycle student has completed one part comprising at least 120 credits of a study programme intended to conclude with the award of a PhD, if a higher education institution decides that a Degree of Licentiate of this kind may be awarded at the institution.

Outcomes


Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Licentiate the third-cycle student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the field of research including current specialist knowledge in a limited area of this field as well as specialised knowledge of research methodology in general and the methods of the specific field of research in particular.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Licentiate the third-cycle student shall have:
  • demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues with scholarly precision critically, autonomously and creatively, and to plan and use appropriate methods to undertake a limited piece of research and other qualified tasks within predetermined time frames in order to contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as to evaluate this work
  • demonstrate the ability in both national and international contexts to present and discuss research and research findings in speech and writing and in dialogue with the academic community and society in general, and
  • demonstrate the skills required to participate autonomously in research and development work and to work autonomously in some other qualified capacity.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Licentiate the third-cycle student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments of ethical aspects of his or her own research
  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.

Thesis

For a Degree of Licentiate the third-cycle student shall have been awarded a pass grade for a research thesis of at least 60 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Licentiate with a defined specialisation.

Degree of Doctor

Scope


A Degree of Doctor is awarded after the third-cycle student has completed a study programme of at least 240 credits in a subject in which third-cycle teaching is offered.

Outcomes


Knowledge and understanding

For the Degree of Doctor the third-cycle student shall
  • demonstrate broad knowledge and systematic understanding of the research field as well as advanced and up-to-date specialised knowledge in a limited area of this field, and
  • demonstrate familiarity with research methodology in general and the methods of the specific field of research in particular.

Competence and skills

For the Degree of Doctor the third-cycle student shall
  • demonstrate the capacity for scholarly analysis and synthesis as well to review and assess new and complex phenomena, issues and situations autonomously and critically
  • demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues with scholarly precision critically, autonomously and creatively, and to plan and use appropriate methods to undertake research and other qualified tasks within predetermined time frames and to review and evaluate such work
  • demonstrate through a dissertation the ability to make a significant contribution to the formation of knowledge through his or her own research
  • demonstrate the ability in both national and international contexts to present and discuss research and research findings authoritatively in speech and writing and in dialogue with the academic community and society in general
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and
  • demonstrate the capacity to contribute to social development and support the learning of others both through research and education and in some other qualified professional capacity.

Judgement and approach

For the Degree of Doctor the third-cycle student shall
  • demonstrate intellectual autonomy and disciplinary rectitude as well as the ability to make assessments of research ethics, and
  • demonstrate specialised insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used.

Research thesis (doctoral thesis)

For the Degree of Doctor the third-cycle student shall have been awarded a pass grade for a research thesis (doctoral thesis) of at least 120 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Doctor with a defined specialisation. Ordinance (2008:132)

Qualifications in the fine, applied and performing arts

Degree of Licentiate in the fine, applied and performing arts [Konstnärlig licentiatexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Licentiate in the fine, applied and performing arts is awarded

either after a third-cycle student has completed a study programme of at least 120 credits in a subject in which third-cycle teaching is offered,

or after a third-cycle student has completed one part comprising at least 120 credits of a study programme intended to conclude with the award of a Degree of Doctor in  the fine, applied and performing arts, if a higher education institution decides that a Degree of Licentiate in the fine, applied and performing arts of this kind may be awarded at the institution.

Outcomes


Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Licentiate in the fine, applied and performing arts the third-cycle student shall  
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the field of research including current specialist knowledge in his or her artistic field as well as specialised knowledge of research methodology in general and the methods of the specific field of research in particular.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Licentiate in the fine, applied and performing arts the third-cycle student shall
  • demonstrate creative capacity in his or her artistic field,
  • demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate artistic issues with scholarly precision critically, autonomously and creatively, and to plan and use appropriate methods to undertake an artistic research project and other qualified artistic tasks within predetermined time frames in order to contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as to evaluate this work,
  • demonstrate the ability in both national and international contexts to present and discuss research and research findings in speech and writing and in dialogue with the academic community and society in general, and
  • demonstrate the skills required to participate autonomously in research and development work and to work autonomously in some other qualified capacity.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Licentiate in the fine, applied and performing arts the third-cycle student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments of ethical aspects of his or her own research
  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of art, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her artistic development.

Documented artistic research project


For a Degree of Licentiate in the fine, applied and performing arts the third-cycle student shall have been awarded a pass grade for an artistic research project of at least 60 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Licentiate in the fine, applied and performing arts with a defined specialisation.

Degree of Doctor in the fine, applied and performing arts

Scope


A Degree of Doctor in  the fine, applied and performing arts is awarded after a third-cycle student has completed a study programme of at least 240 credits in a subject in which third-cycle teaching is offered.

Outcomes


Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Doctor in  the fine, applied and performing arts the third-cycle student shall
  • demonstrate broad knowledge and systematic understanding of the research field as well as advanced and up-to-date specialised knowledge in his or her artistic field, and
  • demonstrate familiarity with artistic research methodology in general and the methods of the specific field of research in particular.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Doctor in  the fine, applied and performing arts the third-cycle student shall
  • demonstrate creative capacity in his or her artistic field,
  • demonstrate the capacity for artistic analysis and synthesis as well to review and assess new and complex phenomena, issues and situations autonomously and critically,
  • demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate artistic issues with scholarly precision critically, autonomously and creatively, and to plan and use appropriate methods to undertake research and other qualified artistic tasks within predetermined time frames and to review and evaluate such work,
  • demonstrate through a documented artistic research project the ability to make a significant contribution to the formation of knowledge through his or her own research,
  • demonstrate the ability in both national and international contexts to present and discuss research and research findings authoritatively in speech and writing and in dialogue with the academic community and society in general,
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge, and
  • demonstrate the capacity to contribute to social development and support the learning of others both through research and education and in some other qualified professional capacity.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Doctor in  the fine, applied and performing arts the third-cycle student shall
  • demonstrate intellectual autonomy, artistic integrity and disciplinary rectitude as well as the ability to make assessments of research ethics, and
  • demonstrate specialised insight into the possibilities and limitations of art, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used.

Documented artistic research project (doctoral thesis)


For a Degree of Doctor in  the fine, applied and performing arts the third-cycle student shall have been awarded a pass grade for a documented artistic research project  (doctoral thesis) of at least 120 credits.

Miscellaneous


Specific requirements determined by each higher education institution itself within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Doctor in  the fine, applied and performing arts with a defined specialisation. Ordinance (2009:933).
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