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Master's programmes

Swedish master’s programmes are academically rigorous and creatively stimulating.

Sweden offers international master’s programmes in a broad range of disciplines: more than 900 programmes are currently offered in English, and that number is constantly growing. Programmes are academically and theoretically rigorous, whilst incorporating strong practical elements and encouraging critical and creative thinking.

Master’s programmes in Sweden require either one or two years of study, for a total of 60 or 120 ECTS credits. Both versions follow a similar structure: advanced coursework followed by a research-based master’s thesis.

Coursework usually consists of compulsory core courses as well as elective courses in related fields. This allows you to develop advanced knowledge in your area and specialise according to your specific interests.

To be eligible for entry to a master’s programme in Sweden, you must have completed a bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Other general and programme-specific entry requirements will also apply.

See How to apply to learn more about the admissions process.

Getting started

Ready to start planning for your master’s degree in Sweden? Use the links below to find out more.


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