Some 600 master’s degree programmes at Swedish universities are taught entirely in English. You can search for master’s degree programmes in our programme database or directly on the national admissions website University Admissions.
A prerequisite for applying to a master’s level programme is the completion of at least three years at bachelor's level at a Swedish higher education institution, or the international equivalent – such as a three-year bachelor’s degree (180 higher education credits). Specialised knowledge may also suffice. You can read more about the application requirements and application process.
At the master's level of study, there are two degree options:
- Degree of Master (Two Years), called “masterexamen” in Swedish (120 ECTS). Authorisation to award “masterexamen” is given to state universities and other higher education institutions that are approved for research in one or more disciplinary domains, and to private education providers that are authorised to award doctorates and licentiates in a disciplinary domain. Other higher education institutions have to apply to the Swedish Higher Education Authority (state education providers) or the Government (private education providers) for authorisation to award the degree.
- Degree of Master (One Year), “magisterexamen” in Swedish (60 ECTS).
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