What must be included in a degree certificate?
At the University of Gothenburg, we use qualification descriptors. A qualification descriptor contains information about the requirements for a specific degree, such as a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Journalism. For example, the qualification descriptor states:
- How many credits must be passed to obtain the degree
- What courses in the main field of study must be included.
It is good to be aware that there are both optional courses and compulsory courses. If you would like to know more about what must be included in a degree, you can contact a study counsellor.
Grades at the University of Gothenburg
As a student at the University of Gothenburg, you receive a grade each time you are examined in a course. The type of grade awarded varies depending on what you are studying. At the University of Gothenburg, we have five different grading scales. At Swedish higher education institutions, average grades are not given for a degree. You can read more about grades on the Student Portal.
Grades and grading scales