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Educational structure

First cycle qualifications

A university diploma in the arts, sciences, and social sciences, as well as in artistic and professional fields, may be awarded on completion of 120 higher education credits, including an independent project. A Bachelor's degree in the arts, sciences, social sciences and artistic fields may be awarded on completion of 180 higher education credits, including 90 credits in advanced studies in the main field, and an independent project equivalent to 15 credits. A professional Bachelor's degree may be awarded on completion of 180 higher education credits (BEd 210 credits), including an independent project equivalent to 15 credits.

Second cycle qualifications

A one-year Master's degree in the arts, sciences, social sciences or artistic fields may be awarded on completion of 60 higher education credits, including 30 credits for advanced study in the main field, and an independent project equivalent to 15 credits.
A two-year Master's degree in the arts, sciences, social sciences or artistic fields may be awarded on completion of 120 higher education credits, including 60 credits for advanced study in the main field, and an independent project equivalent to 30 credits, or two 15-credit projects. A professional Master's degree may be awarded on completion of between 240 and 330 higher education credits depending on the professional area, including an independent project equivalent to 30 credits, or two 15-credit projects. A professional graduate diploma may be awarded on completion of between 60 and 90 higher education credits, including an independent project.

Third cycle qualifications

A licentiate degree may be awarded on completion of 120 higher education credits, including a thesis equivalent to a minimum of 60 higher education credits.
A doctorate may be awarded on completion of 240 higher education credits, including a doctoral thesis equivalent to a minimum of 120 higher education credits.

Summary of the degrees awarded at the University of Borås (pdf).