Degree types and main fields of study

There are several different types of degrees. Here you can read about the different kinds of degrees issued at Örebro University.

Main fields of study

At Örebro University there is a large number of main fields of study for bachelor's and master's degrees at Örebro University. Click on the link to view a list of current main fields of study (Swedish and English).

Main fields of study at Örebro University

Local requirements

You can find more information about the different degree types in the document:
Local requirements for general qualifications - regulations

Degrees at the first cycle (undergraduate)

Higher Education Diploma

A Higher Education Diploma requires 120 credits. Courses of at least 60 credits in a main field of study are required, including a indipendent degree project of at least 7.5 credits with the label G1E

Degree of Bachelor

A bachelor's degree requires 180 credits. At least 90 credits have to be completed within the main field of study. In the main field of study, 30 credits must originate from advanced level courses including an independent degree project comprising 15 credits with the label G2E. Depending on the combination of courses, your degree can have different suffixes, e.g. Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Degree of Bachelor of Science.

Degrees at the second cycle (postgraduate)

Degree of Master (60 credits)

To be eligible for a one-year master's degree you must hold a first cycle degree. A one-year master's degree requires 60 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at the second cycle and, of these, at least 30 credits have to be completed within the main field of study. The main field of study must include an independent degree project comprising at least 15 credits with the label A1E . Depending on the combination of courses your degree can have different suffixes, for example Master of Arts (60 credits), Master of Science (60 credits).

Degree of Master (120 credits)

To be eligible for a two-year master's degree you must hold a first cycle degree. A two-year master's degree requires 120 credits. At least 90 credits must be completed at the second cycle and, of these, at least 60 credits have to be completed within the main field of study. The main field of study must include an independent degree project comprising at least 30 credits with the label A2E. Depending on the combination of courses your degree can have different suffixes, for example Master of Arts (120 credits), Master of Science (120 credits).

Degrees at the third cycle (postgraduate research)

Licenciate Degree

A licenciate degree can be issued on completion of at least 120 credits from a research study programme. A scientific paper of at least 60 credits must be included.

Doctoral Degree

A doctoral degree can be issued on completion of 240 credits from a research study programme. A thesis of at least 120 credits must be included.

Professional degrees

Örebro University issues several professional degrees. Professional degrees are issued at the first or second cycles and most set study programmes lead to a professional degree. Professional degrees are awarded in the fields of engineering, health care, law, education, psychology etc.

Degrees in accordance with previous regulations

Degrees in accordance with regulations prior to 1 July 2007.

A student who has started a course or a study programme leading to a degree in accordance with previous regulations is entitled to complete his/her studies and obtain such a degree, although until no later than the end of June 2015.

1 credit point corresponds to 1.5 credits. 40 credit points correspond to one year of full time studies.

University Diploma

A univeristy diploma requires a minimum of 80 credit points. At Örebro University at least 40 credit points have to be within one subject. The remaining 40 credit points comprise optional courses.

Bachelor's Degree

A bachelor's degree requires a minimum of 120 credit points with 60 credit points in the main subject. You must have at least 20 credit points of advanced courses in the main subject and these must include an essay/degree project of 10 credit points. Most bachelor's degrees also require at least 20 credit points in a second academic subject. At Örebro University there are approximately 40 subjects which can be studied as main subjects for a bachelor’s degree. Depending on your choice of subjects the suffix varies: Degree of Bachelor of Arts/Science/Social Science/Technology/Political Science/Business and Economics.

Master's Degree with a major

A master's degree with a major requires a minimum of 160 credit points with 80 credit points in the main (major) subject. You must have at least 20 credit points of higher advanced courses in the main subject and these must include an essay/degree project of 20 credit points (higher advanced level) or two of 10 credit points (advanced and higher advanced level). Most master's degrees also require at least 20 credit points in a second academic subject. At Örebro University there are approximately 25 subjects which can be studied as main subjects for a master’s degree. Depending on your choice of subjects the suffix varies: Degree of Master of Arts/Science/Social Science/Technology/Political Science/Business and Economics.

Master's Degree

Certain study programmes lead to a master's degree with a wide subject range. The study programme comprises 40 credit points, including an essay/degree project of 10 credit points. A prerequisite for this degree is a general or professional degree of at least 120 credit points or an equivalent foreign degree.

Professional degrees

Professional degrees are awarded in the fields of engineering, health care, law, education etc. Programmes leading to professional degrees vary in length depending on their character.

Vocational University Diploma

A vocational university diploma comprises 80 credit points and the training is more practically oriented than on traditional courses and programmes. The vocational programmes are planned and run in cooperation with the respective line of business.