The Degree Ordinance of 1993

The older provisions are to apply with regard to qualifications in education that are awarded before 1 July 2007.

1. The older provisions are also to apply with regard to qualifications in education that are awarded after the end of June 2007, if all the education covered by the degree certificate was completed before then.

2. A person who has started an educational programme leading to a qualification in education under the older provisions before 1 July 2007 and a person who has been admitted to such a programme before that date but has been allowed to postpone starting the programme until a time after that date is entitled to complete her or his education and obtain a qualification in education under the older provisions, though until no later than the end of June 2015.

3. The scope of a qualification in education that under points 1 and 2 may be taken under the older provisions after the end of June 2007, is to be given in credits according to the older provisions. (40 credits /60 higher education credits is the equivalent of one academic year of full-time study.)

The degree certificate issued for a qualification in education referred to in point 3 is also to indicate the corresponding scope of the qualification in higher education credits in accordance with what is stated in point 6 of the entry-into-force and transitional provisions in the Ordinance (2006:1053) concerning amendment of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100).

For students who began their education towards a certain degree before July 1st 2007 the Swedish undergraduate degree system is the following:

• Students who complete programmes or courses of 80 credits (p)/120 higher education credits (hp) will receive a Diploma (högskoleexamen).

• Students who complete programmes or courses of 120 p/180 hp including a major of 60 p/90 hp will receive a Bachelor´s degree (kandidatexamen).

• Students who complete programmes or courses of at least 160 p/240 hp including a major of 80 p/120 hp will receive a Master´s degree (magisterexamen).

• Students who meet the requirements for a vocational/professional degree receive a professional University Degree. They may also receive an general degree, if they meet the requirements for it.

In some cases, it is possible for students belonging to this older ordinance to choose a degree according to the new degree ordinance, possibly with some additional course/courses.

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