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Bachelor - professional

Key features

  • Qualification: Yrkesexamen: Arbetsterapeutexamen, Audionomexamen, Biomedicinsk analytikerexamen etc., see the full list below
  • Qualification in English: Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Professional qualifications) / Degree of Bachelor of Science (Professional qualifications)
  • EQF level: 6
  • Cycle: First cycle
  • Thesis required: Degree project
  • Nominal length: Min. 3 years / 180 ECTS (3.5 years / 210 ECTS for some)
  • Access requirement: Upper secondary level
  • Access to further study: Second-cycle qualifications: Degree of Master (60 credits) [Magisterexamen], Degree of Master (120 credits) [Masterexamen], Postgraduate diploma

Programmes

Professional qualifications are awarded in the fields of engineering, health care, agriculture, law, education, etc. Professional qualifications may be offered within either the first or the second cycle. Programmes leading to professional qualifications may vary in length depending on their content and may stretch over two cycles. Some professional degrees (approximately 15) are awarded only after one-tier integrated programs.

Independent project (degree project)

A requirement for the award of the degree is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits in the main field of study.

Degree titles

First cycle professional qualifications:

  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy – Swedish: Arbetsterapeutexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Audiology – Swedish: Audionomexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Laboratory Science – Swedish: Biomedicinsk analytikerexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Fire Protection Engineering – Swedish: Brandingenjörsexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dietetics – Swedish: Dietistexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy – Swedish: Fysioterapeutexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Pre-School Education – Swedish: Förskollärarexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering – Swedish: Högskoleingenjörsexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Optometry – Swedish: Optikerexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics – Swedish: Ortopedingenjörsexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy – Swedish: Receptarieexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Radiology Nursing – Swedish: Röntgensjuksköterskeexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Swedish: Sjuksköterskeexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering – Swedish: Sjöingenjörsexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science – Swedish: Sjökaptensexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Social Work – Swedish: Socionomexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Study and Career Guidance – Swedish: Studie- och yrkesvägledarexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Dental Technology – Swedish: Tandteknikerexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education – Swedish: Grundlärarexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Construction and Management – Swedish: Landskapsingenjörsexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Forest Management – Swedish: Skogsmästarexamen
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Military Studies – Swedish: Officersexamen

Professional qualifications awarded in the first or second cycle:

  • Degree of Bachelor of Arts / Degree of Master of Arts in Primary Education – Swedish: Grundlärarexamen
  • Degree of Master of Arts / Science in Secondary / Upper Secondary Education – Swedish: Ämneslärarexamen.
    Ämneslärarexamen is generally a second cycle qualification. However, there are exceptions: Students who have completed a supplementary educational programme may be awarded a Degree of Master of Arts/Science in Secondary Education at first or second-cycle level.

Learning outcomes

The Qualification Ordinance (Swedish Higher Education Ordinance 1993:100) and other relevant legislation contain descriptors for all the qualifications based on the outcomes in terms of knowledge and understanding, competence and skills, and judgment and approach. There are specific descriptors for each professional qualification.

For full text descriptors, see:

For qualifications awarded by the Swedish Univeristy of Agricultural Sciences, see:

For qualifications awarded by the Swedish National Defence College, see: