The right to complete a degree (e.g., a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) is granted for a specific degree programme and a specific degree title (e.g., the right to complete a Master of Arts degree in the Master’s Programme in European and Nordic Studies). Applications for the right to complete a degree must be submitted through the Studyinfo service.
Each student that has been admitted to a Bachelor’s degree programme gets the right to complete a Master’s degree, too. Exceptions to this are the students admitted to the kindergarten teacher specialisation in the Bachelor’s degree programme in Educational Sciences and some of the students admitted to the pharmacist degree programme. The students in the Bachelor’s degree programme in Swedish, Kandidatprogram i samhällsvetenskaper, are also subject to their own special rules.
Students admitted to a bachelor’s programme, who have been granted the right to complete both a bachelor’s and master’s degree, are required to first complete a first-cycle higher education degree according to the bachelor’s degree programme requirements before completing a second-cycle degree. This requirement also applies to students who have completed or would complete a first-cycle degree or another equivalent degree in another degree programme of the University or another higher education institution.
Consequently, it is not possible to move on directly to master’s studies even if the student has already completed a bachelor’s degree elsewhere. The right to complete only a master’s degree must be applied for through a direct application to a master’s degree programme. This guideline applies to the right to complete a degree starting on or after 1 August 2020. With regard to the degree programmes coordinated by the Faculty of Pharmacy, this guideline applies to the right to complete a degree starting on or after 1 August 2023.