Degrees in Sweden are generally offered at three levels: bachelor’s (undergraduate), master’s (graduate) and PhD (doctoral). Sweden uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), where one academic year of full-time studies is equivalent to 60 ECTS credits.
International master’s programmes are offered in Sweden across the spectrum of disciplines – there are over 900 programmes currently offered in English, and the number is constantly growing. Programmes are academically and theoretically rigorous whilst incorporating strong practical elements and encouraging critical and creative thinking.
Master’s programmes in Sweden require either one or two years of study, for a total of 60 or 120 ECTS credits. Both versions follow a similar structure: advanced coursework followed by a research-based master’s thesis.
Coursework usually consists of compulsory core courses as well as elective courses in related fields. This allows you to develop advanced knowledge in your area and specialize according to your specific interests.
To be eligible for entry to a master’s programme in Sweden, you must have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Other general and programme-specific entry requirements will also apply.