Last edit: 13/01/2020
Approved: 13/01/2020

Structure of the education

Each academic year consists of two semesters which are 20 weeks each, and each semester is further divided into two study periods. The first semester in the programme is dedicated to the compulsory courses. The second and the third semester consist of the courses within the two tracks and the elective courses. The last semester is dedicated to the degree project.


The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list

The programme is course-based. The lists of courses are included in Appendix A. After each course a student evaluation is performed and then analysed by the course leader in the course analysis document, which is normally published on the web.

Grading system

Courses in the first and the second cycle are graded on a scale from A to F. A-E are passing grades, A is the highest grade. The grades pass (P) and fail (F) are used for courses under certain circumstances.

The grading scale is found in the course syllabus.

Conditions for participation in the programme

Participation requires admission to courses within the programme and course registration.

For further studies, special admission requirements for the course are to be fulfilled. Special admission requirements are listed in the respective course syllabus.

Degree project

The degree project is the final part of the education. The project work may begin when admission requirements for the course are fulfilled.


Master of Science.

Minimum Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science

The student can apply for a degree of Master of Science after completion of the programme. The programme is designed so that students, when they graduate, have fulfilled national requirements for a degree. This means that the students have completed courses comprising 120 ECTS credits, of which at least 90 ECTS credits are second cycle, and at least 60 ECTS credits (including a 30 ECTS credits degree project) constitute in depth studies in the main field of study.