The education system in Sweden is divided into three cycles:
- First cycle (undergraduate/Bachelor's)
Undergraduate degrees (first cycle):
Bachelor's Degree: 180 ECTS
- Second cycle (postgraduate/Master's)
Postgraduate degrees (second cycle):
Master's Degree (1 year): 60 ECTS
Master's Degree (2 years): 120 ECTS
- Third cycle (postgraduate/doctoral - PhD)
Professional degrees (third cycle):
Licentiate Degree: 120 ECTS
Doctoral/PhD Degree: 240 ECTS
History can be a major in all of the above mentioned degrees.
With a Bachelor’s degree in history, you meet the requirements to study history in the second cycle towards a one- or two-year Master’s degree. The Department of History has an extensive offering of separate courses, a Bachelor’s programme at the undergraduate level, a Master’s programme in historical studies at the graduate level and a doctoral education. These programmes are not conducted in English.
A degree is not always achieved via a degree programme. By choosing freestanding courses, you can ‘design your own degree’. You will need 90 hp / ECTS in main field of study in progression – introduction course (1st term of studies), continuing course (2nd term of studies), and the bachelor’s course (3rd term of studies) – combined with 90 credits in other subjects.Contact the Academic advisor for more information: