To be awarded a Master’s degree (120 credits), the student is required to complete an independent project (thesis) comprising at least 30 credits in the main field of study. The thesis may comprise less than 30 credits, although no less than 15 credits, if the student has already completed an independent project in the second cycle comprising at least 15 credits in the main field of study or the equivalent from a study programme outside Sweden.
The courses are to be completed in the order they are listed in the overview. For admission to the second year courses, at least 45 credits are required from the first-year studies, or equivalent knowledge acquired by other means. In order to begin semester four the student must have achieved a passing grade in semesters one and two.
Credit transfer for courses taken elsewhere
Credit transfers are tested in accordance with the regulations outlined in Chapter 6, Sections 6 – 8 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance
Examination takes place individually and in accordance with the description included in the relevant course plan.
Right to retake
A student that fails to achieve a passing grade in the examination for a certain course or part of a course will be given the opportunity to be re-examined twice on the same course content and with the same requirements. In addition, students also have the right to be examined on the same course on subsequent occasions when the course is given with the same rule applied. If a course has been discontinued or undergone major changes, the student has a right to re-examination on two occasions within one year of the introduction of the changes, based on the syllabus that was in place at the time the student registered for the course. Examination and re-examination take place at the time specified in each course’s respective schedule.
A - Excellent
B - Very Good
C - Good
D - Satisfactory
E - Pass
U – Fail
Degree and course certificates
Degree and course certificates are issued in accordance with the regulations outlined in Chapter 6, Sections 9 – 11 of the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance.
Transition to PhD education or transition to third cycle education
At the Faculty of Health and Society, students with a Master’s degree in Biomedical Surface Science have the opportunity to conduct PhD studies, i.e. third-cycle education, within the field of biomedical sciences.