Study information

Students.Our aim is to provide students at Södertörn University with the best possible service and support, so this area of the website gathers practical information that we hope and believe you will find useful.

Do you want to know how to apply to higher education or when the semester starts? Do you need to contact the Student Health Service, or perhaps you are planning to become involved with a student organisation? Do you want to apply for a degree certificate but are unsure how to go about it? Many questions can arise during your studies; if you can't find the answer you need here, please contact one of our study guidance advisors or Student Support Services. They will be happy to help you.

Choose what you want to study at Södertörn University from our programmes and courses in our online prospectus.

Course and programme syllabi

Course and programme syllabi provide information about the course/programme's content and format, as well as about what is expected of the students and what can be required of the university.

Södertörn University recommends that students are familiar with the relevant course and programme syllabi as they provide valuable knowledge about the specific courses and programmes. They are also important tools in the university's quality assurance and its supervision of courses and programmes. It is therefore important that students inform the university if they feel that a syllabus is not being followed.

According to the Higher Education Ordinance, all courses and programmes must have a syllabus. A course that is part of a programme must also have a syllabus. The syllabi are reviewed and validated by the university's Faculty Board after being proposed by the subject or programme board.

Course syllabi

Course syllabi are the documents that govern the content of a course, including entry requirements, intended learning outcomes, reading list, the forms of examination and the permitted grades. The syllabi are used as a basis for credit transfer.

Programme syllabi

Programme syllabi are more general than course syllabi, but they also include information about entry requirements and intended learning outcomes. The syllabus has a short description of the programme's design and the courses that are included. It also states the name of the degree that the programme leads to and potential career paths after graduation.

The intended learning outcomes for all programmes and courses must be based on the national outcomes that are listed in Annex 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

Links to course and programme syllabi

Links to search pages for the university's course and programme syllabi are provided below. If the syllabus is not listed here, it may be that it hasn't yet been validated by the Faculty Board. Course syllabi that were validated after the start of 2003 and programme syllabi from the autumn of 2007 can be found here. Contact the relevant subject or programme study information desk for older syllabi.