Degrees after programmes

The study programmes hosted at the Department aims towards the following degrees:

Bachelor's Programme in Human Geography with Intelligence Analysis for Policy and Business, 180 HECs
Title of qualification, in Swedish: Filosofie kandidatrexamen.
Title of qualification, official translation to English: Bachelor of Science.

Main field of study, in Swedish: Kulturgeografi.
Main field of study, official translation to English: Human Geography.

Bachelor's Programme in Urban and Regional Planning, 180 HECs
Title of qualification, in Swedish: Filosofie kandidatrexamen.
Title of qualification, official translation to English: Bachelor of Science.

Main field of study, in Swedish: Samhällsplanering.
Main field of study, official translation to English: Urban and Regional Planning.

Master’s Programme in Human Geography, 120 HECs
Title of qualification, in Swedish: Filosofie masterexamen.
Title of qualification, official translation to English: Master of Science.

Main field of study, in Swedish: Kulturgeografi.
Main field of study, official translation to English: Human Geography.

Master’s Programme in Urban and Regional Planning, 120 HECs
Title of qualification, in Swedish: Filosofie masterexamen.
Title of qualification, official translation to English: Master of Science.

Main field of study, in Swedish: Samhällsplanering.
Main field of study, official translation to English: Urban and Regional Planning.

Master’s Programme in Globalization, Environment and Social Change, 120 HECs
Title of qualification, in Swedish: Filosofie masterexamen.
Title of qualification, official translation to English: Master of Science.

The main field of study will depend on specialization within the second year of the programme. There are three possible main fields of study.

Main field of study, in Swedish: Ekonomisk historia.
Main field of study, official translation to English: Economic History.

Main field of study, in Swedish: Geografi.
Main field of study, official translation to English: Geography.

Main field of study, in Swedish: Internationella relationer.
Main field of study, official translation to English: International Relations.

Doctoral Programme in Geography with emphasis on Human Geography, 240 HECs
The ultimate degree after passing the doctoral programme is the Doctor. There is also a non-compulsory half way degree, the Licentiate, which can be a final degree or a step towards the Doctor.

Title of qualification, in Swedish: Filosofie licentiatexamen.
Title of qualification, official translation to English: Licentiate of Philosophy.

Title of qualification, in Swedish: Filosofie doktorsexamen.
Title of qualification, official translation to English: Doctor of Philosophy.

Major, in Swedish: Geografi med kulturgeografisk inriktning.
Major, official translation to English: Geography with emphasis on Human Geography.

Degree certificate

The degrees are awarded by Stockholm University according to the Swedish Higher Education Authority Degree Ordinance.

The Degree Certificate includes the title of qualification, the main field of study, and the names of approved passed courses and for each course the number of higher education credits, the grade and the date for the grade. The certificate does not state the name of the programme. The document is issued in Swedish and English.

Together with the certificate the student will receive a Diploma Supplement in English. The purpose of the supplement is to provide sufficient independent data to improve international transparency and fair academic and professional recognition of qualifications (degrees etc.). It is designed to provide a description of the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies that were pursued and successfully completed. The Diploma Supplement follows a model regulated by the Swedish Higher Education Authority and developed by the European Commission, the Council of Europe and the UNESCO-CEPES.

Degree certificates are not issued automatically, but at the request of the individual graduate concerned. Once the student completes the studies the degree certificate order form (along with the necessary attachments) can be submitted online at “Mina studier” to the Academic Records Unit at Student Services, Stockholm University. The certificate is free of charge.

Qualifications and degrees at Stockholm University

Degree ceremonies

Graduates who have got a Second Cycle degree (a Master) during a given semester will be invited to the Master degree ceremony next semester. The degree ceremony takes place in the Aula Magna lecture theatre. At the ceremony the graduate receives a certificate as a reminder of the time at Stockholm University and the degree ceremony. (The official degree certificate will be sent to the graduate by regular mail earlier.)

Post-graduates who have defended their doctorial dissertation during the past academic year and received the doctoral degree by June 30 will get an invitation to Stockholm University's conferring (of Doctors) and inauguration (of Professors) ceremony at the Stockholm City Hall.

Academic ceremonies at Stockholm University