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Ordinance for the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Please note that the translation of this act is only updated twice a year. Last updated October 2011.

This version contains amendments up to and including the Act on Amendment of the Ordinance for the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (2011:924). 

The translation is not an official translation. 

Swedish Code of Statutes, SFS no. 1993:221
Department/Agency: Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Sweden

Chapter 1 Introductory provisions  

Section 1

This ordinance contains the provisions that in accordance with the Higher Education Act (1992:1434) apply to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.  In other respects the provisions of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) referred to specifically in this ordinance are to apply.

Section 1a

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences undertakes research and offers third, second and first-cycle courses and programmes in agriculture and horticulture, landscape planning, food production, environmental protection, forestry and timber processing, fish and water use as well as veterinary medicine and animal management. In addition the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences carries out continuous environmental analysis. Ordinance (2011:924).

Section 1b

The regulations laid down in the Chapter 1 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) apply to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Ordinance (2010:1115).

Internal audits

Section 1c

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences shall apply the Internal Audit Ordinance (2006:1228). Ordinance (2010:1115).

Section 2 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 3 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 4 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 4a /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 4b /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 5 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 5a /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Administration of fixed property and other assets

Section 6

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences administers the university's fixed property and other assets. Ordinance (2010:1115).

Export of services

Section 6a

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may undertake the export of services within its area of operation that is compatible with its mandate in other respects. Ordinance (2010:1115).

Fees

Section 7

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may charge fees for veterinary care, commissioned research, evaluation of the cultivability and utility of plants, as well as for other operations that are compatible with the university's mandate. Ordinance (2010:593).

Section 8 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 8a /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 8b /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 9 /Ceased to apply a by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 10 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 11 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 12 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Chapter 2


The board of governors, vice-chancellor and organisation in other respects

Section 1     

The provisions laid down in Chapter 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) with regard to the board, vice-chancellor and organisation in other respects apply to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences with the exception of Sections 7a and 16. Ordinance (2010:1115).

Composition of the board of governors

Section 2

Teachers and other researchers are entitled to be represented by three members of the board of governors. The representatives of the teachers and other researchers shall be appointed by election within the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The university may issue more specific regulations about the election procedure.

The students are entitled to be represented by three members of the board of governors.

The other members of the board of governors including its chair shall be appointed by the Government after a proposal has been submitted by the university. This proposal is to be preceded by consultation within and outside the university and comprise persons with competence and experience from activities that are significant for the university's educational, research, environmental analysis and third stream mandate.

The staff representatives who, pursuant to the second paragraph of Section 4 of Chapter 2 of the Higher Education Act (1992:1434), are entitled to be present and make representations at meetings of the board of governors are to be appointed according to the provisions of the Staff Representatives Ordinance (1987:1101). Ordinance (2010:1115).

Library

Section 3

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences shall have a research library to be shared by the university and the National Veterinary Institute.

The library shall make works from its own collections available to other higher education libraries without charge. Ordinance (2010:1115).
 

Chapter 3 /Ceases to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Chapter 4 Appointments at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Section 1

In addition to the provisions of this chapter, the requirements laid down in Chapters 4 and 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) also apply to the appointment of teachers, doctoral students and research, teaching or administrative assistants at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Decisions to appoint staff may be made in so far as funding is available. Ordinance (1998:1020).

Section 2 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 3 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 4 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 5 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 6 repealed by ordinance (1994:1109).

Section 7

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may otherwise employ the staff required for
which funding is available. Ordinance (1998:1020).

Section 7a /Ceases to apply by virtue of ordinance 2010:1115/

Section 8

The basis of assessment when deciding on the appointment of a chief veterinary officer shall be the proficiency demonstrated in the field of veterinary medicine as well as the potential for such a position otherwise demonstrated through research, clinical, administrative or other undertakings. Particular consideration shall be given to the capacity to administer
the provision of veterinary care. Ordinance (1998:1020).

Section 9

In cases involving those holding posts as chief veterinary officers, matters referred to in Section 34 of the Public Employment Act (1994:260) are heard by the Government Disciplinary Board for Higher Officers. Ordinance (2010:1115).

 

Chapter 5 First, second and third-cycle courses and study programmes  

Section 1

The only qualifications that may be awarded by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences for first, second and third-cycle courses and study programmes are those listed in the annex to this ordinance. This annex also lays down in which cycle a specific qualification shall be awarded and the requirements to be fulfilled for a specific qualification (qualification descriptor). The annex also contains provisions on the titles of the qualifications and their translations. Ordinance (2006:1405).

Section 1a

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may take part in educational cooperation as laid down in the second paragraph of Section 17 of Chapter 1 of the Higher Education Act (1992:1434) only if this cooperation is based on a written agreement. Agreements of this kind may be reached with
  1. a university or higher education institution subject to the Higher Education Act
  2. an independent course provider entitled to award a qualification pursuant to the Act Concerning Authority to Award Certain Qualifications (1993:792), or
  3. a higher education institution outside Sweden that is not a physical individual. Ordinance (2009:1070).

Section 2

In other respects the provisions of Sections 1—3, 6—9, the first and third paragraphs of Section 10 and Sections 11, 11b-24 of Chapter 6 as well as Sections 1-8, 11-28 and 30-33 of Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) apply to first and second-cycle courses and study programmes at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Ordinance (2010).

Section 2a

The specific entry requirements laid down are to be expressed as field-specific entry requirements. Each of these field-specific entry requirements is to comprise qualifying courses and the weighted courses laid down in Section 18 of Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100). Qualifying courses are the courses in a specific subject that are required pursuant to the first paragraph of Section 8 of Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Field-specific entry requirements may also comprise the requirements laid down in the second paragraph of Section 8 of Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance. Ordinance (2007:719).

Section 2b

The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education may issue regulations concerning what field-specific entry requirements shall apply. Ordinance (2007:720).

Section 2c

The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education may issue regulations concerning what field-specific entry requirements shall apply for a study programme intended for new entrants to higher education that leads to the award of a professional qualification as laid down in the Annex to this ordinance. Ordinance (2007:719).

Section 2d

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may, insofar as specific entry requirements are imposed, determine which field-specific entry requirements shall apply for other courses and study programmes than those indicated in Section 2c. Ordinance (2007:719).

Section 2e

Assessment may be made on the basis of tests other than the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test only in the case of programmes that offer preparation for professional or vocational fields in which specific personal qualities or expertise are required.

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may decide on permission to use tests and on the conditions that shall apply to this use. The university may decide on exemptions from the first paragraph of Section 13 of Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100). Ordinance (2007:720).

Section 3

In other respects the provisions of Sections 1—3, 6—9, the first and third paragraphs of Section 10, 11, 11b—f  and 25—36  of Chapter 6 as well as Sections 39-41 of Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) apply to third-cycle courses and study programmes at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Ordinance (2010:1115).

Section 3a

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may also appoint someone who does not hold a teaching post to act as examiner in first, second and third-cycle courses and study programmes. Ordinance (2009:868).

Section 4     

Disciplinary measures may be invoked against students admitted to or pursuing higher education studies at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 10 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100). Ordinance (1998:1020).

Chapter 6 Appeals

Section 1

The provisions laid down in Chapter 12 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) apply to appeal against decisions made by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Ordinance (2010:1115).

Section 2 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance (2010:1115)/

Section 2a /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance (2010:1115)/

Section 3 /Ceased to apply by virtue of ordinance (2010:1115)/

Transitional provisions  

Ordinance 1993:221


1. This ordinance shall enter into effect on 1 July 1993, unless otherwise provided in the second paragraph.

3. If an act or statute issued by the Government refers to a provision that has been replaced by a provision in this ordinance, the new provision shall apply instead.

4. Matters at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences that have not been determined by the end of June 1993 shall be dealt with pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance, unless otherwise specifically provided. If required, the board of governors shall issue further regulations concerning the management of such matters.

8. Those who have commenced courses in degree programmes before 1 July 1993 shall be given an opportunity to complete them pursuant to the earlier provisions. This opportunity shall, however, continue only until 30 September 2000. Ordinance (1999:990).

9. Those who have commenced courses and study programmes before 1 July 1993 shall, even when these do not form part of degree programmes, also be entitled to the award of qualifications pursuant to the earlier provisions until 30 September 2000. Ordinance (1999:990).

10. Those who have been admitted to courses and study programmes before 1 July 1993 and been granted deferment shall be considered to have been admitted to corresponding courses and study programmes pursuant to the new provisions.

13. Earlier provisions shall continue to apply to appeals against decisions or recommendations issued before 1 July 1993. This does not apply to decisions or recommendations announced or made according to the new provisions.

Ordinance 1995:226


This ordinance shall enter into effect on 1 April 1995. Appeal against decisions issued before it enters into effect shall comply with earlier provisions.

Ordinance 1997:39


1.This ordinance shall enter into effect on 1 March 1997

3. Applicants meeting general entry requirements pursuant to provisions in force before 1 July 1993 shall be considered to meet general entry requirements until the end of 1999.

4. Those who have completed a national or a specifically designed upper-secondary school programme and whose grades have been entered into their school-leaving certificates pursuant to the provisions prior to 1 July 1994 or have completed a corresponding programme and have corresponding grades from adult upper-secondary education shall be considered to fulfil the general entry requirements. This also applies to those who have completed a corresponding programme and have the corresponding grades from adult upper-secondary education. This also applies to those with school-leaving certificates from a four, three or two-year upper-secondary school programme or corresponding grades from state or municipal adult education provided that the applicant fulfils the general entry requirements pursuant to the regulations in effect before 1 July 1993. This also applies to those awarded certificates before 1 July 1998 by a folk high school testifying to general eligibility for higher education studies.

Ordinance 1998:1020


Sections 4a, 5a and 10 of Chapter 1 shall enter into force on 1 September 1998; Sections 3 and 4 of Chapter 6 on 1 October 1998; and the remainder of the ordinance on 1 January 1999. If a decision not to grant an exemption from the entry requirements for admission to undergraduate level higher education has been announced before 1 November 1998 the wording of Section 2 of Chapter 6 before that date is to apply to entitlement to appeal. Ordinance (1998:1274).

Ordinance 1998:1273


This ordinance shall enter into effect on 1 November 1998. Earlier provisions apply to the right to appeal against decisions issued before it enters into effect.

Ordinance 1999:990

  1. This ordinance shall enter into effect on 1 January 1998.
  2. Earlier provisions apply to the right to appeal against decisions issued before it enters into effect.
  3. Those who fulfilled the requirements for the award of a general qualification in equine studies prior to 1 January 2000 will be awarded a University Diploma in Equine Studies.

Ordinance 2001:587

  1. This ordinance shall enter into effect on 1 August 2001.
  2. Those who commenced a programme in horticulture prior to 31 December 2000 are entitled to a qualification pursuant to the earlier provisions up until 30 September 2008.
  3. Those who commenced a programme in landscape engineering prior to 31 December 2000 are entitled to a qualification pursuant to the earlier provisions up until 31 January 2005.Ordinance (2002:1115).

Ordinance 2002:83

  1. This ordinance shall enter into effect on 1 April 2002.
  2. Earlier provisions apply to the right to appeal against a decision issued before 1 April 2002.

Ordinance 2006:1405

  1. Section 3 of Chapter 2 enters into effect on 2 January 2007 and the remainder of the ordinance on 1 January 2007. Sections 2 and 3 of Chapter 5 and the regulations in the annex shall however apply for the first time to admissions to courses and study programmes beginning after the end of June 2007 or appointment to doctoral studentships thereafter and also, unless otherwise provided in 3 and 4 below, with regard to courses and study programmes that continue after the end of June 2007 or qualifications awarded after that date.
  2. Earlier provisions shall apply to admission to courses and programmes that begin before 1 July 2007 and the employment of doctoral students before that date, and also to courses and study programmes undertaken prior to 1 July 2007 or qualifications awarded before that date.
  3. The earlier provisions are to apply with regard to courses or corresponding elements in doctoral programmes that begin before 1 July 2007 and continue after that date.
  4. The earlier provisions are to apply to qualifications awarded after the end of June 2007, if all studies for the award of the qualification were completed in their entirety before that date.
  5. Those who have started a course or study programme leading to a qualification pursuant to the earlier provisions in the Annex before 1 July 2007 and those admitted to such a programme before that date but allowed to defer the programme until after that date are entitled to complete their studies and obtain a qualification pursuant to the earlier provisions, though not later than until the end of June 2015.
  6. One credit awarded prior to 1 July 2007 to indicate the extent of undergraduate or graduate studies is the equivalent of one and a half credits pursuant to the new provisions.
  7. The extent of a qualification that pursuant to items 4 & 5 may be awarded before the end of June 2007 as laid down in the Annex shall be indicated in credits according to the earlier provisions. The diploma issued for a qualification referred to in item 5 shall also to indicate the corresponding extent of the qualification in higher education credits according to the new provisions.
  8. The expression 'third-cycle courses and study programmes' in the new provisions corresponds to what are termed in earlier provisions 'postgraduate courses and study programmes'.
  9. If previous studies or a first-cycle qualification are required for the award of a second-cycle qualification pursuant to the new provisions, those who have corresponding studies or a corresponding qualification from undergraduate programmes will also fulfil the requirements for the qualification.
  10. If a specific number of credits or a qualification from previous first or second-cycle courses and study programmes are required for admission to second or third-cycle courses and study programmes, those with corresponding credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes will also be eligible.
  11. Those who meet the general entry requirements for doctoral programmes before 1 July 2007 will also be considered to meet the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes after that date, however, until no later than the end of June 2015.
  12. Those admitted to undergraduate courses and study programmes who have been allowed to defer commencement of their studies until after 1 July 2007 will be considered to have been admitted to corresponding courses and study programmes pursuant to the new provisions. However, this does not apply if the student admitted has opted to make use of her or his rights pursuant to item 5.
  13. It follows from item 4 of the transitional provisions in the Act (2006:173) on Amendment of the Higher Education Act (1992:1434) that decisions on entitlement to award qualifications made by the Government or the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education pursuant to earlier provisions continue to apply.
  14. The earlier provisions in Section 2 of Chapter 12 continue to apply with regard to appeals against decisions that have been issued pursuant to earlier provisions.

Ordinance 2007:632

  1. This provisions in this ordinance concerning Section 2c of Chapter 5 enter into effect on 15 October 2007 and in other respects on 1 January 2010 (2009:1071).
  2. The provisions in Section 2 of Chapter 5 referring to Sections 11b—11f of Chapter 6 the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) apply to courses and programmes starting after the end of June 2010. Ordinance (2009:1071).

Ordinance 2009:1070

  1. This ordinance enters into effect on 1 January 2010.
  2. The provisions in Section 1a of Chapter 5 and Section 3 of Chapter 5 referring to Sections 11b—11f of Chapter 6 the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) apply to courses and programmes starting after the end of June 2010.

Ordinance 2010:1115

  1. This ordinance enters into effect on 1 January 2011.
  2. The earlier provisions in Sections 2, 3 and 9 of Chapter 4 concerning those with posts as associate professors of agriculture, associate professors of horticulture or associate professors of veterinary medicine apply for as long as these appointments are held.
  3. If a procedure leading to the appointment of an associate professor of agriculture, associate professor of horticulture or associate professor of veterinary medicine has begun but not been concluded before 1 January 2011, the earlier provisions in Sections 1—3, the first and third paragraph of Section 4 and Section 5 of Chapter 4 shall apply. In applying the earlier provisions the tasks incumbent on the faculty board or corresponding body are to be dealt with by a group of individuals nominated by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
  4. The earlier provisions in Section 7a of Chapter 4 apply to cases of promotion submitted to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences but not completed prior to 1 January 2011.
  5. The earlier provisions in Chapter 6 continue to apply to decisions made subject to earlier provisions.

Annex

Contents


This annex lays down:
  1. the qualifications that may be awarded in the first and second cycle and the fields of study in which they may be awarded at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and
  2. the requirements to be fulfilled for the award of each qualification (qualification descriptors).

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. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences determines which designations are to be used. As the qualification descriptors indicate, for certain qualifications the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 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.

The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education may issue regulations on the translation of qualifications into English. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences decides on the translation of a qualification in the degree certificate into 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.

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences decides on the translation of the designations it uses. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 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.

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may also notify the National Agency for Higher Education of the translation of titles of qualifications into languages other than English.

List of qualifications

First-cycle qualifications

General qualifications

  • Higher Education Diploma
  • Degree of Bachelor

Professional qualifications

  • Higher Education Diploma in Veterinary Nursing [Djursjukvårdarexamen]
  • Higher Education Diploma in Equine Science[Hippologexamen]
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Construction and Management [Landskapsingenjörsexamen]
  • Higher Education Diploma in Agricultural and Rural Management [Lantmästarexamen]
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Forest Management [Skogsmästarexamen]
  • Higher Education Diploma in Forest Management [Skogsteknikerexamen]
  • Higher Education Diploma in Horticultural Management [Trädgårdsingenjörsexamen]

Second-cycle qualifications

General qualifications

  • Degree of Master (60 credits) [Magisterexamen]
  • Degree of Master (120 credits) [Masterexamen]

Professional qualifications

  • Degree of Master of Science in Agriculture [Agronomexamen]
  • Degree of Master of Science in Horticulture [Hortonomexamen]
  • Degree of Master of Science in Forestry [Jägmästarexamen]
  • Degree of Master of Science in Landscape Architecture [Landskapsarkitektexamen]
  • Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine [Veterinärexamen]

Third-cycle qualifications

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

4 Qualification descriptors

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 the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

For a Higher Education Diploma the student shall have:
  • demonstrated 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 have:
  • demonstrated the ability to search for, gather and critically interpret relevant information in order to formulate answers to well defined issues in the main field of study
  • demonstrated the ability to present and discuss his or her knowledge with different audiences, and
  • demonstrated 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 have:
  • demonstrated 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) within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 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

Scope


A Degree of Bachelor is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits in a defined specialisation determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 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 the student shall have:
  • demonstrated 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 the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to search for, gather, evaluate and critically interpret relevant information for a formulated problem and also discuss phenomena, issues and situations critically
  • demonstrated the ability to identify, formulate and solve problems autonomously and to complete tasks within predetermined time frames
  • demonstrated the ability to present and discuss information, problems and solutions in speech and writing and in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrated the skills required to work autonomously in the main field of study.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues
  • demonstrated insight into the role of knowledge in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrated 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 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 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor with a defined specialisation.

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Higher Education Diploma in Veterinary Nursing [Djursjukvårdarexamen]

Scope


A Higher Education Diploma in Veterinary Nursing is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 120 credits.

Outcomes


For a Higher Education Diploma in Veterinary Nursing the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a veterinary nurse.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Higher Education Diploma in Veterinary Nursing the student shall have:
  • demonstrated knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work as well as the relationship between research and proven experience and its significance for their professional practice
  • demonstrated knowledge of some relevant methods in the field, and
  • demonstrated knowledge of the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For a Higher Education Diploma in Veterinary Nursing the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to initiate and undertake relevant preventive, nursing and rehabilitation interventions in veterinary health care and adjacent fields
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and cooperation with other professional categories, and
  • demonstrated the ability to undertake measures and evaluate them and also to document them in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions, and
  • demonstrated the ability to review and assess relevant information critically and also to present and discuss problems and solutions in dialogue with different audiences.

Judgement and approach

For a Higher Education Diploma in Veterinary Nursing the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to deal with ethical issues relating to animal management and veterinary health care
  • demonstrated the ability to adopt a professional approach in relation to animals and their owners, and
  • demonstrated 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 Veterinary Nursing is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Higher Education Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.

Higher Education Diploma in Equine Science [Hippologexamen]

Scope


A Higher Education Diploma in Equine Science is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 120 credits.

Outcomes

For a Higher Education Diploma in Equine Science the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a groom.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Higher Education Diploma in Equine Science the student shall have:
  • demonstrated knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work
  • demonstrated knowledge of some relevant methods in the field, and
  • demonstrated understanding of the interaction of horses and human beings and of the role of horses in the community.

Competence and skills

For a Higher Education Diploma in Equine Science the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to handle horses correctly while taking into account the well-being and development of horses and human beings and animal protection and safety considerations
  • demonstrated the ability to review and assess relevant information critically and also to present and discuss problems and solutions in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrated the competence and skills required to work with and assume responsibility for commercial activities involving horses as well as related fields.

Judgement and approach

For a Higher Education Diploma in Equine Science the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to deal with ethical issues relating to horse management as well as horse sports and the commercial use of horses
  • demonstrated awareness of the importance of teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrated 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 Equine Science is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Higher Education Diploma in Equine Science.

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Construction and Management [Landskapsingenjörsexamen]

Scope


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

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Construction and Management the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a landscape engineer.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Construction and Management the student shall have:
  • demonstrated knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work, and
  • demonstrated understanding of the interaction between materials, planning and implementation.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Construction and Management the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to identify, analyse and solve problems relating to the planning, construction and maintenance of green spaces in built environments and the landscape close to them autonomously, within predetermined parameters and using appropriate methods
  • demonstrated the ability to review, assess and use relevant information critically to deal with situations, phenomena and issues in the field, and
  • demonstrated the ability to present and discuss new information, issues and solutions in dialogue with various audiences in speech and writing.

Judgement and approach                   

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Construction and Management the student shall have:                      
  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments of the relationship of human beings to and their use of green spaces in built environments and the landscape close to them while taking into account disciplinary, social, economic, environmental and ethical aspects as well as being able to weigh the pros and cons of different aspects
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrated 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 Landscape Construction and Management is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Construction and Management.

Higher Education Diploma in Agricultural and Rural Management [Lantmästarexamen]

Scope


A Higher Education Diploma in Agricultural and Rural Management
is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 120 credits

Outcomes


For a Higher Education Diploma in Agricultural and Rural Management the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as an agricultural and rural manager.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Higher Education Diploma in Agricultural and Rural Management the student shall have:
  • demonstrated knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field
  • and current research and development work
  • demonstrated knowledge of some relevant methods in the field, and
  • demonstrated understanding of the conditions that apply to agriculture, its function and its interaction with the environment and the community.

Competence and skills

For a Higher Education Diploma
in Agricultural and Rural Management the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to decide about, implement and evaluate relevant measures that affect agricultural production, marketing, the environment and husbanding natural resources
  • demonstrated the ability to review and interpret relevant information critically as well as to present and discuss problems and solutions in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrated the competence and skills required to work with and take responsibility for operations in agriculture and neighbouring fields.

Judgement and approach

For a Higher Education Diploma in Agricultural and Rural Management the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the capacity to deal with ethical issues relating to cultivation, animal management and entrepreneurship
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrated 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 Agricultural and Rural Management is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) within the requirements of the programme.

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Forest Management [Skogsmästarexamen]

Scope


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

Outcomes


For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Forest Management the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a forest manager.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Forest Management the student shall have:
  • demonstrated both broad knowledge of the field as well as specialised knowledge in some aspect of the field, including insight into the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work
  • demonstrated understanding of the conditions that apply to forestry, its function and its interaction with the environment and the community.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Forest Management the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to identify, analyse and solve problems that affect agricultural production, marketing, the environment and social values autonomously, within predetermined parameters and using appropriate methods, as well as to evaluate solutions
  • demonstrated the ability to review, assess and use relevant information critically to deal with situations, phenomena and issues in the field, and
  • demonstrated the ability to present and discuss new information, issues and solutions in dialogue with various audiences in speech and writing.

Judgement and approach                   

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Forest Management the student shall have:                                     
  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments of the relationship of human beings to and their use of woodland for different purposes while taking into account disciplinary, social, economic, environmental and ethical aspects as well as being able to weigh the pros and cons of different aspects
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrated 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 Forest Management is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Forest Management.

Higher Education Diploma in Forest Management [Skogsteknikerexamen]

Scope


A Higher Education Diploma in Forest Management is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 120 credits.

Outcomes


For a Higher Education Diploma in Forest Management the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a forest manager.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Higher Education Diploma in Forest Management the student shall have:
  • demonstrated knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and current research and development work
  • demonstrated knowledge of some relevant methods in the field, and
  • demonstrated understanding of the conditions that apply to forestry, its function and its interaction with the environment and the community.

Competence and skills

For a Higher Education Diploma in Forest Management the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to decide on, implement and evaluate measures that affect forestry production, marketing, the environment and social values
  • demonstrated the ability to review and interpret relevant information critically as well as to present and discuss problems and solutions in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrated the skills and capacity required to work with and take responsibility for operations in forestry and neighbouring fields.

Judgement and approach                   

For a Higher Education Diploma in Forest Management the student shall have:    
  • demonstrated the ability to deal with ethical issues relating to forestry and entrepreneurship
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrated 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 Forest Management is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Higher Education Diploma in Forest Management.

Higher Education Diploma in Horticultural Management [Trädgårdsingenjörsexamen]

Scope


A Higher Education Diploma in Horticultural Management is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 120 credits.

Outcomes


For a Higher Education Diploma in Horticultural Management the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a horticultural manager.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Higher Education Diploma in Horticultural Management the student shall have:
  • demonstrated knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and current research and development work
  • demonstrated knowledge of some relevant methods in the field, and
  • demonstrated understanding of the conditions that apply to horticulture, its function and interaction with the environment and the community.

Competence and skills

For a Higher Education Diploma in Horticultural Management the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to decide on, implement and evaluate measures that affect horticultural production, marketing, design, the environment and experiences
  • demonstrated the ability to review and interpret relevant information critically as well as to present and discuss problems and solutions in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrated the skills and capacity required to work with and take responsibility for operations in forestry and neighbouring fields.

Judgement and approach                   

For a Higher Education Diploma in Horticultural Management the student shall have:               
  • demonstrated the ability to deal with ethical issues relating to horticulture and entrepreneurship
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrated 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 Horticultural Management is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Higher Education Diploma in Horticultural Management.

SECOND-CYCLE QUALIFICATIONS

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS



Degree of M

aster (60 credits) [Magisterexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Master (60 credits) is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 60 credits with a defined specialisation determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 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, Degree of Bachelor of 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 (60 credits) the student shall have:
  • demonstrated 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
  • demonstrated specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master (60 credits) the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information
  • demonstrated the ability to identify and formulate issues autonomously as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake specialised tasks within predetermined time frames
  • demonstrated 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
  • demonstrated 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 (60 credits) the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical considerations and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
  • demonstrated insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrated 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 (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 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master (60 credits) with a defined specialisation.

Degree of Master (120 credits) [Masterexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Master (120 credits) is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 120 credits with a defined specialisation determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 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, Degree of Bachelor of 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 (120 credits) the student shall have:
  • demonstrated 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
  • demonstrated specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master (120 credits) the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information
  • demonstrated the ability to identify and formulate issues critically, autonomously and creatively as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake specialised tasks within predetermined time frames and so contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as the ability to evaluate this work
  • demonstrated 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
  • demonstrated 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 (120 credits) the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical considerations and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
  • demonstrated insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrated 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 (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 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master (120 credits) with a defined specialisation.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Degree of Master of Science in Agriculture [Agronomexamen]

Scope


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

Outcomes


For a Degree of Master of Science in Agriculture the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as an agriculturist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Science in Agriculture the student shall have:
  • demonstrated both broad knowledge of the field as well as substantial specialist knowledge in some aspects of the field, including insight into the multidisciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work, and
  • demonstrated understanding of the conditions that apply to the agricultural sector, its function and interaction with the environment and the community, both nationally and internationally.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Science in Agriculture the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to identify and formulate advanced problems relating to the complex system of resources and value adding processes in the agricultural sector autonomously as well as to implement and critically evaluate different solutions using appropriate measures and within predetermined parameters
  • demonstrated the ability in speech and writing in both national and international contexts 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
  • demonstrated the skills required to participate in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity in the agricultural sector or some neighbouring field and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Science in Agriculture the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments of the use of the agricultural sector for different purposes informed by relevant disciplinary, social, economic, environmental and ethical considerations and to weigh up the pros and cons of these aspects
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrated 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 Agriculture is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Science in Agriculture.

Degree of Master of Science in Horticulture [Hortonomexamen]

Scope


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

Outcomes


For a Degree of Master of Science in Horticulture the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as horticulturist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Science in Horticulture the student shall have:
  • demonstrated both broad knowledge of the field as well as substantial specialist knowledge in some aspects of the field, including insight into the multidisciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work, and
  • demonstrated understanding of the conditions that apply to the horticultural sector, its function and interaction with the environment and the community, both nationally and internationally.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Science in Horticulture the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to identify and formulate advanced problems relating to the complex system of resources and value adding processes in the horticultural sector autonomously as well as to implement and critically evaluate different solutions using appropriate measures and within predetermined parameters
  • demonstrated the ability to integrate knowledge from relevant fields critically and systematically as well as to analyse, assess and deal with complex situations and use appropriate methods to analyse, implement and critically evaluate these solutions
  • demonstrated the ability in speech and writing in both national and international contexts 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
  • demonstrated the skills required to participate in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity in the horticultural sector or some neighbouring field and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Science in Horticulture the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments of the use of the horticultural sector for different purposes informed by relevant disciplinary, social, economic, environmental and ethical considerations and to weigh up the pros and cons of these aspects
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrated 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 Horticulture is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Science in Horticulture.

Degree of Master of Science in Forestry [Jägmästarexamen]

Scope


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

Outcomes


For a Degree of Master of Science in Forestry the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a forest manager.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Science in Forestry the student shall have:
  • demonstrated both broad knowledge of the field as well as substantial specialist knowledge in some aspects of the field, including insight into the multidisciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work, and
  • demonstrated understanding of the conditions that apply to the forestry sector, its function and interaction with the environment and the community, both nationally and internationally.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Science in Forestry the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to identify and formulate advanced problems relating to the complex system of resources and value adding processes in the forestry sector autonomously as well as to implement and critically evaluate different solutions using appropriate measures and within predetermined parameters
  • demonstrated the ability to integrate knowledge from relevant fields critically and systematically as well as to analyse, assess and deal with complex situations and use appropriate methods to analyse, implement and critically evaluate these solutions
  • demonstrated the ability in speech and writing in both national and international contexts 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
  • demonstrated the skills required to participate in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity in the horticultural sector or some neighbouring field and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Science in Forestry the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments of the use of the forestry sector for different purposes informed by relevant disciplinary, social, economic, environmental and ethical considerations
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrated 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 Forestry is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Science in Forestry.

Degree of Master of Science in Landscape Architecture [Landskapsarkitektexamen]

Scope


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

Outcomes


For a Degree of Master of Science in Landscape Architecture the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a landscape architect.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Science in Landscape Architecture the student shall have:
  • demonstrated both knowledge of the disciplinary and artistic foundation of the field and insight into current research and development work, and
  • demonstrated both broad knowledge and understanding of the theories and history of landscape architecture as well as specialised knowledge of various processes for forming, planning and developing physical outdoor environments, professional methodology, techniques and materials as well as the relevant statutory provisions.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Science in Landscape Architecture the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to plan, design, maintain and renew the landscape and physical outdoor environments in complex contexts informed by different requirements, in particular the sustainable development required by the community
  • demonstrated the ability to use appropriate architectonic methods to undertake and evaluate advanced and creative tasks autonomously and critically and within predetermined parameters in the field of landscape architecture
  • demonstrated the ability to integrate knowledge from relevant fields critically and systematically as well as to analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena and issues, particularly in relation to the sustainable development of the landscape
  • demonstrated 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 Science in Landscape Architecture the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to make judgements and appraisals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social, aesthetic and ethical considerations and which at the same time take into account the relationship of human beings to and their use of the landscape and physical outdoor environments
  • demonstrated the disposition to base his or her work on high-quality, well-designed long-term functional solutions,
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrated 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 Master of Science in Landscape Architecture is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Science in Landscape Architecture.

Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine [Veterinärexamen]

Scope


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

Outcomes


For a Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a veterinary surgeon.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine the student shall have:
  • demonstrated 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
  • demonstrated both broad and specialised knowledge in the field of veterinary medicine
  • demonstrated insight into the conditions applying to animal management, its function and interaction with the environment and society, both nationally and internationally, and
  • demonstrated knowledge of economics, organisation and statutory provisions that are of significance for the field of veterinary medicine.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to diagnose the most frequent illnesses and injuries of animals autonomously and to undertake appropriate medical and surgical treatment in basic veterinary medicine
  • demonstrated the ability to initiate and undertake measures in preventive veterinary care
  • demonstrated the ability to identify problems and take the measures needed to comply with social requirements regarding cruelty to animals, the control of infectious diseases and food safety
  • demonstrated 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
  • demonstrated specialised skills in discussing new data, phenomena and issues in the field of veterinary medicine with various audiences on a disciplinary basis and also to review, assess and use relevant information critically,
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrated the skills required to take part in research, development and evaluative activities or to work autonomously with other specialised tasks in the field of veterinary medicine and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine the student shall have:
  • demonstrated the ability to adopt a holistic view in his or her professional practice and make judgements on the basis of a disciplinary approach while taking into account aspects relating to the health of human beings and animals as well as economic, environmental and ethical considerations.
  • demonstrated the ability to adopt a professional approach to animals and their owners
  • demonstrated the ability to identify his or her own limitations in professional practice autonomously, and
  • demonstrated 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 Veterinary Medicine is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine.

THIRD-CYCLE QUALIFICATIONS

Degree of Licentiate [Licentiatexamen]

Scope


A Degree of Licentiate is awarded

either after the 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 the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences decides that a licentiate of this kind may be awarded at the university.

Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Licentiate the third-cycle student shall have:
  • demonstrated 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:
  • demonstrated 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
  • demonstrated 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
  • demonstrated 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 have:
  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments of ethical aspects of his or her own research
  • demonstrated insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrated 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 the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 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 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 have:
  • demonstrated 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
  • demonstrated 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 have:
  • demonstrated the capacity for scholarly analysis and synthesis as well to review and assess new and complex phenomena, issues and situations autonomously and critically
  • demonstrated 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
  • demonstrated through a dissertation the ability to make a significant contribution to the formation of knowledge through his or her own research
  • demonstrated 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
  • demonstrated the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge
  • demonstrated 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 have:
  • demonstrated intellectual autonomy and disciplinary rectitude as well as the ability to make assessments of research ethics, and
  • demonstrated 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 the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 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)
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