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Education

Education is a third-cycle subject focusing on education, teaching, upbringing, socialisation, formation and learning. The subject of Education has a special interest in the relationship between the individual and the society, and the conditions under which institutional conditions act and have acted over time. Educational processes and outcomes are studied within contexts of structure and agency, and their interrelations, within as well as outside formal education.

Entry requirements

The requirements for admission to third-cycle courses and study programmes are that the applicant meets the general and specific entry requirements and is considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the course or study programme.

General entry requirements

A person meets the general entry requirements if he or she has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle. Eligible applicants include those who have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad

Specific entry requirements

A person meets the specific entry requirements if he or she has 90 higher education credits in education, of which at least 30 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, including an independent project (degree project) comprising at least 15 higher education credits.
Eligible applicants include those who have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

General syllabus

The general syllabus regulates third-cycle studies in the subject in question. The following sections are included in the syllabus:

  • Title of qualification and teaching and research duties
  • Aims of the study programme
  • Entry requirements
  • Admission, selection and assessment criteria
  • Programme disposition and content
  • Supervision
  • Individual study plan
  • Transitional provisions