Contents

This annex lays down:

  1. the qualifications that may be awarded in the first and second cycle and the fields of study in which they may be awarded at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and
  2. the requirements to be fulfilled for the award of each qualification (qualification descriptors).

General provisions

Title of qualification

The title of a qualification consists of a qualification as specified in this annex preceded or followed, where relevant, by a designation indicating the area of specialisation. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences determines which designations are to be used. As the qualification descriptors indicate, for certain qualifications the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences shall determine an area of specialisation.

Translation

A translation of the title of the qualification must reflect the scope and, where relevant, the field of specialisation of the qualification as well as the cycle in which the qualification is awarded.

The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education may issue regulations on the translation of qualifications into English. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences decides on the translation of a qualification in the degree certificate into languages other than English after consultation with the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education concerning the legal status that the translation of a qualification may have in other countries.

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences decides on the translation of the designations it uses. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences shall notify the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education of the designations it has decided shall be used for each qualification in Swedish, as well as their translation into English.

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences may also notify the National Agency for Higher Education of the translation of titles of qualifications into languages other than English.

List of qualifications

First-cycle qualifications

General qualifications

Professional qualifications

Second-cycle qualifications

General qualifications

Professional qualifications

Third-cycle qualifications

Qualification descriptors

 

First-cycle qualifications

General qualifications

 

Higher Education Diploma

Scope

A Higher Education Diploma is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 120 credits with a defined specialisation determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

For a Higher Education Diploma the student shall have:

  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding in the principal area (main field of study) of the study programme, including awareness of the disciplinary foundation of the field and knowledge of some applicable methodologies in the field.
Competence and skills

For a Higher Education Diploma the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to search for, gather and critically interpret relevant information in order to formulate answers to well defined issues in the main field of study
  • demonstrated the ability to present and discuss his or her knowledge with different audiences, and
  • demonstrated the skills required to work autonomously with specific tasks in the main field of study.
Judgement and approach

For a Higher Education Diploma the student shall have:

  • demonstrated knowledge about and be equipped to deal with ethical issues in the main field of study.
Independent project (degree project)

A requirement for the award of a Higher Education Diploma is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Higher Education Diploma with a defined specialisation.

  

Degree of Bachelor

Scope

A Degree of Bachelor is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits in a defined specialisation determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, of which 90 credits are for progressively specialised study in the principal field (main field of study) of the programme.

Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor the student shall have:

  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field, understanding of applicable methodologies in the field, specialised study in some aspect of the field as well as awareness of current research issues.
Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to search for, gather, evaluate and critically interpret relevant information for a formulated problem and also discuss phenomena, issues and situations critically
  • demonstrated the ability to identify, formulate and solve problems autonomously and to complete tasks within predetermined time frames
  • demonstrated the ability to present and discuss information, problems and solutions in speech and writing and in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrated the skills required to work autonomously in the main field of study.
Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues
  • demonstrated insight into the role of knowledge in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrated the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and ongoing learning.
Independent project (degree project)

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

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor with a defined specialisation.

Professional qualifictions 

  

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing [Djursjukskötarexamen]

Scope

A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits.

Outcomes

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a veterinary nurse.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing the student shall have   

  • demonstrated knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work in the field of veterinary nursing,   
  • demonstrated knowledge of and understanding for the relationship between research and proven experience and its significance for the profession of veterinary nursing,   
  • demonstrated knowledge of planning, leading and coordinating work in veterinary nursing, and   
  • demonstrated knowledge of relevant statutory provisions in the field of veterinary nursing.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing the student shall have   

  • demonstrated the ability to identify the need for veterinary care and to draw up a health care plan, both autonomously and in cooperation with other veterinary staff and with animal owners,   
  • demonstrated the ability to provide satisfactory veterinary care and treatment with regard to animal protection, disease control and occupational safety,   
  • demonstrated the ability to handle pharmaceuticals in a satisfactory manner,   
  • demonstrated the ability to apply their knowledge in the management of various situations, phenomena and issues based upon the animals’ need for veterinary care,
  • demonstrated the ability to provide information to various groups and to function as a supervisor,   
  • demonstrated the ability to describe and discuss measures in veterinary care with relevant parties orally and in writing, and to document such measures in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions,   
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and cooperation with other professional groups, and   
  • demonstrated the ability to critically review, evaluate and use relevant information and to discuss new facts, phenomena and issues with various groups and this contribute to the development of the profession and its activities.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing the student shall have   

  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments in the field of veterinary nursing that consider the relevant scientific, societal and ethical aspects,   
  • demonstrated the ability to adopt a professional approach in relation to animals and their owners,   
  • demonstrated the ability to evaluate their own limits in their professional practice, and   
  • demonstrated the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of their expertise.

Independent project (degree project)

A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) of at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing.

  

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Equine Science [Hippologexamen]

Scope

A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Equine Science is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits.

Outcomes

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Equine Science, the student must have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as an equine scientist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Equine Science, the student must have

  • demonstrated knowledge of the field’s disciplinary foundation, proven experience and relevant methods,
  • demonstrated awareness of current research and development work, and
  • demonstrated knowledge of equine science, including understanding of the interaction between horses and human beings and of the role of horses in the community.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Equine Science, the student must have

  • demonstrated the ability, within given parameters and using appropriate methods, to autonomously identify, analyse and solve problems within the equine industry,
  • demonstrated the ability to decide on, implement and evaluate relevant measures for the professional management of horses, with consideration for the wellbeing and development of horses and human beings, as well as animal protection and safety considerations,
  • demonstrated the ability necessary for working with and being responsible for activities in the equine industry and related areas, and
  • demonstrated the ability to critically examine and evaluate relevant information and to present and discuss problems and solutions in dialogue with different groups.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Equine Science, the student must have

  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments of and manage issues relating to equine management, equine sports and business, considering the relevant scientific, societal, economic, environmental and ethical aspects, as well as being able to weigh the pros and cons of different aspects,
  • demonstrated insight into the importance of teamwork and cooperation in groups with varied composition, and
  • demonstrated the ability to identify their need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of their skills.

Independent project (degree project)

A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Equine Science that the student has completed an independent project (degree project) of at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Equine Science.

  

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Construction and Management [Landskapsingenjörsexamen]

Scope

A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Construction and Management is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits.

Outcomes

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Construction and Management the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a landscape engineer.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Construction and Management the student shall have:

  • demonstrated knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work, and
  • demonstrated understanding of the interaction between materials, planning and implementation.
Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Construction and Management the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to identify, analyse and solve problems relating to the planning, construction and maintenance of green spaces in built environments and the landscape close to them autonomously, within predetermined parameters and using appropriate methods
  • demonstrated the ability to review, assess and use relevant information critically to deal with situations, phenomena and issues in the field, and
  • demonstrated the ability to present and discuss new information, issues and solutions in dialogue with various audiences in speech and writing.
Judgement and approach                   

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Construction and Management the student shall have:                

  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments of the relationship of human beings to and their use of green spaces in built environments and the landscape close to them while taking into account disciplinary, social, economic, environmental and ethical aspects as well as being able to weigh the pros and cons of different aspects
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrated the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.
Independent project (degree project)

A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Construction and Management is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Construction and Management.

  

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Rural Management [Lantmästarexamen]

Scope

A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Rural Management is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits.

Outcomes

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Rural Management, the student must have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as an agricultural scientist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Rural Management, the student must have
   - demonstrated knowledge of the field’s disciplinary foundation, proven experience and relevant methods,
   - demonstrated awareness of current research and development work, and
   - demonstrated knowledge of the agricultural industry and related areas’ conditions, function and interaction with the environment and society.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Rural Management, the student must have
   - demonstrated the ability, within given parameters and using appropriate methods, to autonomously identify, analyse and solve problems related to the agricultural industry,
   - demonstrated the ability to decide on, implement and evaluate relevant measures relating to agricultural production, markets, the environment and the use of natural resources,
   - demonstrated the ability to design and manage production systems in the agricultural industry and related areas, with consideration for given needs and conditions, and
   - demonstrated the ability to critically examine and evaluate relevant information and to present and discuss problems and solutions in dialogue with different groups.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Rural Management, the student must have
   - demonstrated the ability to make assessments of and manage issues relating to cultivation, animal husbandry and business, considering the relevant scientific, societal, economic, environmental and ethical aspects, as well as being able to weigh the pros and cons of different aspects,
   - demonstrated the ability to work in a team and to cooperate in groups with varied composition, and
   - demonstrated the ability to identify their need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of their skills.

Independent project (degree project)

A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Rural Management that the student has completed an independent project (degree project) of at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Rural Management.

  

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Forest Management [Skogsmästarexamen]

Scope 

A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Forest Management is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits.

Outcomes

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Forest Management the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a forest manager.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Forest Management the student shall have:

  • demonstrated both broad knowledge of the field as well as specialised knowledge in some aspect of the field, including insight into the disciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work
  • demonstrated understanding of the conditions that apply to forestry, its function and its interaction with the environment and the community.
Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Forest Management the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to identify, analyse and solve problems that affect agricultural production, marketing, the environment and social values autonomously, within predetermined parameters and using appropriate methods, as well as to evaluate solutions
  • demonstrated the ability to review, assess and use relevant information critically to deal with situations, phenomena and issues in the field, and
  • demonstrated the ability to present and discuss new information, issues and solutions in dialogue with various audiences in speech and writing.
Judgement and approach                   

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Forest Management the student shall have:                                     

  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments of the relationship of human beings to and their use of woodland for different purposes while taking into account disciplinary, social, economic, environmental and ethical aspects as well as being able to weigh the pros and cons of different aspects
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrated the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.
Independent project (degree project)

A requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Forest Management is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Forest Management.

  

Higher Education Diploma in Forest Management [Skogsteknikerexamen]

Scope

A Higher Education Diploma in Forest Management is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 120 credits.

Outcomes

For a Higher Education Diploma in Forest Management the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a forest manager.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Higher Education Diploma in Forest Management the student shall have:

  • demonstrated knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and current research and development work
  • demonstrated knowledge of some relevant methods in the field, and
  • demonstrated understanding of the conditions that apply to forestry, its function and its interaction with the environment and the community.
Competence and skills

For a Higher Education Diploma in Forest Management the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to decide on, implement and evaluate measures that affect forestry production, marketing, the environment and social values
  • demonstrated the ability to review and interpret relevant information critically as well as to present and discuss problems and solutions in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrated the skills and capacity required to work with and take responsibility for operations in forestry and neighbouring fields.
Judgement and approach                   

For a Higher Education Diploma in Forest Management the student shall have:   

  • demonstrated the ability to deal with ethical issues relating to forestry and entrepreneurship
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrated the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.
Independent project (degree project)

A requirement for the award of a Higher Education Diploma in Forest Management is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Higher Education Diploma in Forest Management.

  

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Horticultural Management [Trädgårdsingenjörsexamen]

Scope

A Degree of Bachelor of Science in Horticultural Management is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 180 credits.

Outcomes

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Horticultural Management, the student must have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a horticultural scientist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Horticultural Management, the student must have
   - demonstrated knowledge of the field’s disciplinary foundation, proven experience and relevant methods,
   - demonstrated awareness of current research and development work, and
   - demonstrated knowledge of the horticultural industry and related areas’ conditions, function and interaction with the environment and society.

Competence and skills

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Horticultural Management, the student must have
   - demonstrated the ability, within given parameters and using appropriate methods, to autonomously identify, analyse and solve problems related to the horticultural industry,
   - demonstrated the ability to decide on, implement and evaluate relevant measures relating to horticultural production, markets, design, the environment and experiences,
   - demonstrated the ability to design and manage production systems in the horticultural industry and related areas, with consideration for given needs and conditions, and
   - demonstrated the ability to critically examine and evaluate relevant information and to present and discuss problems and solutions in dialogue with different groups.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Horticultural Management, the student must have
   - demonstrated the ability to make assessments of and manage issues relating to cultivation, design and business, considering the relevant scientific, societal, economic, environmental and ethical aspects, as well as being able to weigh the pros and cons of different aspects,
   - demonstrated the ability to work in a team and to cooperate in groups with varied composition, and
   - demonstrated the ability to identify their need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of their skills.

Independent project (degree project)

A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Science in Horticultural Management is that the student has completed an independent project (degree project) of at least 15 credits.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Horticultural Management.

 

Second-cycle qualifications

General qualifications

  

Degree of Master (60 credits) [Magisterexamen]

Scope

A Degree of Master (60 credits) is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 60 credits with a defined specialisation determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, of which at least 30 credits are for specialised study in the principal field (main field of study) of the study programme. In addition the prior award of a Degree of Bachelor, Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts, professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad is required.

The requirement of the prior award of a qualification may be waived for a student admitted to the programme without the basic entry requirement in the form of a qualification. This does not, however, apply if a waiver was granted during admission pursuant to the second paragraph of Section 28 of the Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) on the grounds that the qualification had not yet been issued.

Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master (60 credits) the student shall have:

  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both an overview of the field and specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and
  • demonstrated specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study.
Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master (60 credits) the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information
  • demonstrated the ability to identify and formulate issues autonomously as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake specialised tasks within predetermined time frames
  • demonstrated the ability in speech and writing to report clearly and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrated the skills required for participation in research and development work or employment in some other qualified capacity.
Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master (60 credits) the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical considerations and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
  • demonstrated insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrated the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and

take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.

Independent project (degree project)

A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master (60 credits) is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits in the main field of study.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master (60 credits) with a defined specialisation.

  

Degree of Master (120 credits) [Masterexamen]

Scope

A Degree of Master (120 credits) is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 120 credits with a defined specialisation determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, of which at least 60 credits are for specialised study in the principal field (main field of study) of the study programme. In addition the prior award of a Degree of Bachelor, Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts, professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad is required.

The requirement of the prior award of a qualification may be waived for a student admitted to the programme without the basic entry requirement in the form of a qualification. This does not, however, apply if a waiver was granted during admission pursuant to the second paragraph of Section 28 of the Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100) on the grounds that the qualification had not yet been issued.

Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master (120 credits) the student shall have:

  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and
  • demonstrated specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study.
Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master (120 credits) the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information
  • demonstrated the ability to identify and formulate issues critically, autonomously and creatively as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake specialised tasks within predetermined time frames and so contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as the ability to evaluate this work
  • demonstrated the ability in speech and writing both nationally and internationally to report clearly and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrated the skills required for participation in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity.
Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master (120 credits) the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical considerations and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
  • demonstrated insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrated the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.
Independent project (degree project)

A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master (120 credits) is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits in the main field of study. The degree project may comprise less than 30 credits, however no less than 15 credits, if the student has already completed an independent project in the second cycle for at least 15 credits in the main field of study or the equivalent from a programme of study outside Sweden.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master (120 credits) with a defined specialisation.

 

Professional qualifications

  

Degree of Master of Science in Agriculture [Agronomexamen]

Scope

A Degree of Master of Science in Agriculture is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 300 credits.

Outcomes

For a Degree of Master of Science in Agriculture the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as an agriculturist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Science in Agriculture the student must have:

  • demonstrated both broad knowledge of the field as well as substantial specialist knowledge in some aspects of the field, including insight into the multidisciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work, and
  • demonstrated in-depth understanding of the conditions that apply to the agricultural sector, its functions and interactions with the environment and the community, both nationally and internationally.
Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Science in Agriculture the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to autonomously identify and formulate advanced problems relating to the complex system of resources and value adding processes in the agricultural sector, as well as to use appropriate methods to analyse, implement and critically evaluate different solutions within given parameters,
  • demonstrated the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge from relevant areas, as well as to analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, particularly regarding the sustainable development of the agricultural sector,
  • demonstrated the ability in speech and writing in both national and international contexts to report clearly and discuss their conclusions, and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based, in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrated the skills required for participation in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity in the agricultural sector or neighbouring field, so contributing to the development of the profession and professional practice.

Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Science in Agriculture, the student must have

  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments of the agricultural sector’s utilisation for different purposes, informed by relevant disciplinary, social, economic, environmental and ethical aspects, and to weigh up the pros and cons of these aspects,
  • demonstrated the ability to work in a team and to cooperate in groups with different compositions, and
  • demonstrated the ability to identify their need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of their skills.

Independent project (degree project)

A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Science in Agriculture that the student has completed an independent project (degree project) of at least 30 credits.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Science in Agriculture.

  

Degree of Master of Science in Horticulture [Hortonomexamen]

Scope

A Degree of Master of Science in Horticulture is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 300 credits.

Outcomes

For a Degree of Master of Science in Horticulture the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as horticulturist.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Science in Horticulture the student shall have:

  • demonstrated both broad knowledge of the field as well as substantial specialist knowledge in some aspects of the field, including insight into the multidisciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work, and
  • demonstrated understanding of the conditions that apply to the horticultural sector, its function and interaction with the environment and the community, both nationally and internationally.
Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Science in Horticulture the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to identify and formulate advanced problems relating to the complex system of resources and value adding processes in the horticultural sector autonomously as well as to implement and critically evaluate different solutions using appropriate measures and within predetermined parameters
  • demonstrated the ability to integrate knowledge from relevant fields critically and systematically as well as to analyse, assess and deal with complex situations and use appropriate methods to analyse, implement and critically evaluate these solutions
  • demonstrated the ability in speech and writing in both national and international contexts to report clearly and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrated the skills required to participate in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity in the horticultural sector or some neighbouring field and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.
Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Science in Horticulture the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments of the use of the horticultural sector for different purposes informed by relevant disciplinary, social, economic, environmental and ethical considerations and to weigh up the pros and cons of these aspects
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrated the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.
Independent project (degree project)

A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Science in Horticulture is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Science in Horticulture.

  

Degree of Master of Science in Forestry [Jägmästarexamen]

Scope

A Degree of Master of Science in Forestry is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 300 credits.

Outcomes

For a Degree of Master of Science in Forestry the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a forest manager.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Science in Forestry the student shall have:

  • demonstrated both broad knowledge of the field as well as substantial specialist knowledge in some aspects of the field, including insight into the multidisciplinary foundation of the field and awareness of current research and development work, and
  • demonstrated understanding of the conditions that apply to the forestry sector, its function and interaction with the environment and the community, both nationally and internationally.
Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Science in Forestry the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to identify and formulate advanced problems relating to the complex system of resources and value adding processes in the forestry sector autonomously as well as to implement and critically evaluate different solutions using appropriate measures and within predetermined parameters
  • demonstrated the ability to integrate knowledge from relevant fields critically and systematically as well as to analyse, assess and deal with complex situations and use appropriate methods to analyse, implement and critically evaluate these solutions
  • demonstrated the ability in speech and writing in both national and international contexts to report clearly and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrated the skills required to participate in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity in the horticultural sector or some neighbouring field and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.
Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Science in Forestry the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments of the use of the forestry sector for different purposes informed by relevant disciplinary, social, economic, environmental and ethical considerations
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrated the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.
Independent project (degree project)

A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Science in Forestry is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Science in Forestry.

  

Degree of Master of Science in Landscape Architecture [Landskapsarkitektexamen]

Scope

A Degree of Master of Science in Landscape Architecture is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 300 credits.

Outcomes

For a Degree of Master of Science in Landscape Architecture the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a landscape architect.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Science in Landscape Architecture the student shall have:

  • demonstrated both knowledge of the disciplinary and artistic foundation of the field and insight into current research and development work, and
  • demonstrated both broad knowledge and understanding of the theories and history of landscape architecture as well as specialised knowledge of various processes for forming, planning and developing physical outdoor environments, professional methodology, techniques and materials as well as the relevant statutory provisions.
Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Science in Landscape Architecture the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to plan, design, maintain and renew the landscape and physical outdoor environments in complex contexts informed by different requirements, in particular the sustainable development required by the community
  • demonstrated the ability to use appropriate architectonic methods to undertake and evaluate advanced and creative tasks autonomously and critically and within predetermined parameters in the field of landscape architecture
  • demonstrated the ability to integrate knowledge from relevant fields critically and systematically as well as to analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena and issues, particularly in relation to the sustainable development of the landscape
  • demonstrated the ability in dialogue with different audiences in both national and international contexts to present and discuss, using images and models, his or her conclusions and the knowledge and reasoning on which they are based in speech, writing or some other way and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.
Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Master of Science in Landscape Architecture the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to make judgements and appraisals informed by the relevant disciplinary, social, aesthetic and ethical considerations and which at the same time take into account the relationship of human beings to and their use of the landscape and physical outdoor environments
  • demonstrated the disposition to base his or her work on high-quality, well-designed long-term functional solutions,
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrated the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.
Independent project (degree project)

A requirement for the award of a Master of Science in Landscape Architecture is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Science in Landscape Architecture.

  

Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine [Veterinärexamen]

Scope

A Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine is awarded after the student has completed the courses required to gain 330 credits.

Outcomes

For a Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine the student shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to work autonomously as a veterinary surgeon.

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine the student shall have:

  • demonstrated knowledge of the disciplinary foundation of the field and insight into current research and development work as well as the links between research and proven experience and the significance of these links for professional practice
  • demonstrated both broad and specialised knowledge in the field of veterinary medicine
  • demonstrated insight into the conditions applying to animal management, its function and interaction with the environment and society, both nationally and internationally, and
  • demonstrated knowledge of economics, organisation and statutory provisions that are of significance for the field of veterinary medicine.
Competence and skills

For a Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to diagnose the most frequent illnesses and injuries of animals autonomously and to undertake appropriate medical and surgical treatment in basic veterinary medicine
  • demonstrated the ability to initiate and undertake measures in preventive veterinary care
  • demonstrated the ability to identify problems and take the measures needed to comply with social requirements regarding cruelty to animals, the control of infectious diseases and food safety
  • demonstrated the ability to account in speech and writing for interventions and treatment outcomes with those concerned and to document them in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions
  • demonstrated specialised skills in discussing new data, phenomena and issues in the field of veterinary medicine with various audiences on a disciplinary basis and also to review, assess and use relevant information critically,
  • demonstrated the capacity for teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, and
  • demonstrated the skills required to take part in research, development and evaluative activities or to work autonomously with other specialised tasks in the field of veterinary medicine and so contribute to the development of the profession and professional practice.
Judgement and approach

For Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine the student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to adopt a holistic view in his or her professional practice and make judgements on the basis of a disciplinary approach while taking into account aspects relating to the health of human beings and animals as well as economic, environmental and ethical considerations.
  • demonstrated the ability to adopt a professional approach to animals and their owners
  • demonstrated the ability to identify his or her own limitations in professional practice autonomously, and
  • demonstrated the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and undertake ongoing development of his or her skills.
Independent project (degree project)

A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 30 credits within the requirements of the programme.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine.

Third-cycle qualifications

  

Degree of Licentiate [Licentiatexamen]

Scope

A Degree of Licentiate is awarded

either after the student has completed a study programme of at least 120 credits in a subject in which third-cycle teaching is offered

or after a third-cycle student has completed one part comprising at least 120 credits of a study programme intended to conclude with the award of a PhD, if the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences decides that a licentiate of this kind may be awarded at the university.

Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Licentiate the third-cycle student shall have:

  • demonstrated knowledge and understanding in the field of research including current specialist knowledge in a limited area of this field as well as specialised knowledge of research methodology in general and the methods of the specific field of research in particular.
Competence and skills

For a Degree of Licentiate the third-cycle student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to identify and formulate issues with scholarly precision critically, autonomously and creatively, and to plan and use appropriate methods to undertake a limited piece of research and other qualified tasks within predetermined time frames in order to contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as to evaluate this work
  • demonstrated the ability in both national and international contexts to present and discuss research and research findings in speech and writing and in dialogue with the academic community and society in general, and
  • demonstrated the skills required to participate autonomously in research and development work and to work autonomously in some other qualified capacity.
Judgement and approach

For a Degree of Licentiate the third-cycle student shall have:

  • demonstrated the ability to make assessments of ethical aspects of his or her own research
  • demonstrated insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrated the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.
Thesis

For a Degree of Licentiate the third-cycle student shall have been awarded a pass grade for a research thesis of at least 60 credits.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Licentiate with a defined specialisation.

  

Degree of Doctor

Scope

A Degree of Doctor is awarded after the student has completed a study programme of at least 240 credits in a subject in which third-cycle teaching is offered.

Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

For the Degree of Doctor the third-cycle student shall have:

  • demonstrated broad knowledge and systematic understanding of the research field as well as advanced and up-to-date specialised knowledge in a limited area of this field, and
  • demonstrated familiarity with research methodology in general and the methods of the specific field of research in particular.
Competence and skills

For the Degree of Doctor the third-cycle student shall have:

  • demonstrated the capacity for scholarly analysis and synthesis as well to review and assess new and complex phenomena, issues and situations autonomously and critically
  • demonstrated the ability to identify and formulate issues with scholarly precision critically, autonomously and creatively, and to plan and use appropriate methods to undertake research and other qualified tasks within predetermined time frames and to review and evaluate such work
  • demonstrated through a dissertation the ability to make a significant contribution to the formation of knowledge through his or her own research
  • demonstrated the ability in both national and international contexts to present and discuss research and research findings authoritatively in speech and writing and in dialogue with the academic community and society in general
  • demonstrated the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge
  • demonstrated the capacity to contribute to social development and support the learning of others both through research and education and in some other qualified professional capacity.
Judgement and approach

For the Degree of Doctor the third-cycle student shall have:

  • demonstrated intellectual autonomy and disciplinary rectitude as well as the ability to make assessments of research ethics, and
  • demonstrated specialised insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used.
Research thesis (doctoral thesis)

For the Degree of Doctor the third-cycle student shall have been awarded a pass grade for a research thesis (doctoral thesis) of at least 120 credits.

Miscellaneous

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Doctor with a defined specialisation.
Ordinance (2008:132)

Specific requirements determined by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences within the parameters of the requirements laid down in this qualification descriptor shall also apply for a Degree of Doctor with a defined specialisation.
Ordinance (2019:642). 

Last updated: 17 April 2020