Opportunities for further studies

Last changed: 06 November 2023

Are you keen to take your studies further but not sure what options are available? Here you will find information about how you can build on your education.

Self-contained courses

You can build your own degree by combining self-contained courses and subjects. The advantage of studying self-contained courses is that you can structure a study programme that perfectly matches your personal profile. It is important to remember that competition for places on self-contained courses (if you are not on a programme) can be tough and there are lots of people who want study these courses.

Search for self-contained courses in SLU’s course database. Here you will find information about degrees and education structure

Master’s programmes (one-year and two-year)

Our Master’s programmes are designed for those who have a degree from a university college or a university and who want to continue their studies.

Find out more about our Master’s programmes (one-year and two-year) on SLU’s education website.

PhD Studies

If you have been awarded a degree at second-cycle level (or have at least four years’ full-time studies, with at least one year at second-cycle level) and you are curious to learn more, then studies at third level (PhD)  may be right for you.  

In addition to acquiring specialised skills within a scientific field, you will also practise critical and analytical thinking.

When resources are available for a PhD student, a study place will be advertised. Education at third level is equivalent to four years’ full-time studies (240 credits) and results in the awarding of a doctorate. After two years (120 credits) a licentiate degree can be awarded.  

SLU’s education website contains more information about doctoral studies.



Study and career guidance

You can ask the study and career counsellors about the courses and programmes at SLU and which ones might be right for you. We can also help you towards achieving your future goals, with your study environment, and discuss your career opportunities after graduation.

You may be able to find the answers to your questions about the university and our programmes on the frequently asked questions page about studies at SLU.

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Call or email us to schedule an appointment. We also offer guidance via telephone or online meetings.


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