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With a university degree – which is usually the aim of your studies –  you are well equipped for the professional life outside the university.

A degree from Uppsala University is internationally recognised and will provide you with qualifications that are high demand in both the Swedish and international labour market. You will also be well prepared to pursue a PhD.

Levels of higher education and degrees

There are three levels of higher education and the degrees awarded at each level are:

First level: Higher Education Diploma (120 credits), Bachelor's degree (180 credits)
Second level: Master of Arts/Science (60 credits), Master of Arts/Science (120 credits)
Third level: Licentiate (120 credits), Doctor (PhD) (240 credits)

More information about the degrees.

Main and minor fields of study

A general degree must always include a main field of study and a Bachelor's degree must also include at least one minor field of study. See the list over disciplines that can constitute the main and minor field of study.

Join the Alumni network

Stay in touch with Uppsala University after you graduate by joining the Alumni Network! Becoming a member will also enable you to stay connected with over 30,000 other Uppsala University alumni.

Please make sure to sign up for the network using your private email address, since your address will expire when you are no longer studying at Uppsala University.

Become an Alumni

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About to graduate?

Are you getting ready to leave Uppsala University and Sweden, or if you intend to stay to work? There are some important steps you should take to ensure a smooth transition. We have compiled a list of the most important matters to take care of before you leave. See our "checklist" of things to do before graduation.

Do you need to share your degree certificate with a potential employer? Get a control code and share it with them!

Last modified: 2023-05-03