After three years of successful full-time studies, a student at a Swedish university can receive a kandidatexamen, the nearest equivalent to a bachelor’s degree. After one or two additional years of specialised studies, the student can receive a Degree of Master (One Year) or a Degree of Master (Two Years). If a student opts to do advanced studies or research, they can receive a licenciatexamen after an additional two years of full-time study or a doktorsexamen after a minimum of four years. A doktorsexamen is a PhD. You can read more about the Swedish degree system under Credits and degrees.