Graduation requirements

7.1 Degree awarded after completion of the programme (120 credits)
A Degree of Master (120 credits) with environmental science as the main field, as described in the programme syllabus for Sustainable Development – Masters’s programme, is awarded to students who complete the course requirements (pass courses) of 120 credits according to the following:

• at least 30 credits for courses with specialised study in environmental science (second cycle A1N, A1F)
• at least 30 credits for an independent project (degree project / second cycle A2E) in environmental science
• a maximum of 15 credits may be for courses passed during the first cycle

Course requirements further include:
• 60 credits for programme courses according to the approved study plan
• at least 30 credits for elective courses according to the approved study plan
• an independent project within environmental science according to the approved study plan and instructions for the programme

In addition the student must have a Degree of Bachelor or professional qualification of at least 180 credits or equivalent Degree from another country.

A student who fulfils the requirements for a Degree of Master (120 credits) will, upon request, receive a degree certificate. The degree certificate will state that the student has been awarded a Degree of Master (120 credits) with a major in Environmental Science.

The degree certificate will also state that the requirements have been fulfilled according to the programme syllabus for Sustainable Development – Master’s programme. Detailed course requirements are shown in the study plan, which is approved by the study programme board and presented in an appendix to the programme syllabus.

A Degree of Maste (120 credits) within another main field of study is awarded to students who complete the course requirements (pass courses) of 120 credits according to the following:

• 60 credits for programme courses at advanced level according to the approved study plan for Sustainable development – Master’s programme
• at least 30 credits for courses within an main field of study (A1F, A1N)
• at least 30 credits for independent project (master thesis/A2E) within a main field of study (same as in-depth courses) focusing on sustainable development

In addition the student must have a Degree of Bachelor or professional qualification of at least 180 credits.

A student who fulfils the requirements for a Degree of Master (120 credits) will, upon request, receive a degree certificate. The degree certificate will state that the student has been awarded a Degree of Master (120 credits) with a major within specified main field of study.

The degree certificate will also state that the requirements have been fulfilled according to the programme syllabus for Sustainable Development – Master’s programme. Detailed course requirements are shown in the study plan, which is approved by the study programme board and presented in an appendix to the programme syllabus.

7.2 Other degrees the student may be awarded after completing the study programme
The courses included in Sustainable Development – Master’s programme also allow for the awarding of the following degrees on condition that SLU’s demands for general qualifications are fulfilled:

• Degree of Master (60 credits) with Environmental Science as the main field
• Degree of Master (120 credits) with Environmental Science as the main field (not linked to the programme).