University degrees


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:

For more information on degrees and academic credits, follow the links below:






Apply for your degree certificate in the Student Portal

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