Course content

These web pages serve as a resource for those writing course syllabuses. The material provided includes general advice and suggestions as well as information about important rules and guidelines for course syllabuses that can be found in both local regulations and the Higher Education Ordinance.


After March 15, Gubas and Convertus can no longer be used to create new syllabuses; you can only use them to view existing syllabuses and reading lists. On April 15, 2024, Gubas Kursplan will be replaced by the national system Ladok. Read more about the transition here (login required). This web resource will be updated in conjunction with the transition.

About course content

The course’s subject content is to be provided here in brief. Here you can indicate in general terms the areas within which the course aims to provide students with knowledge and skills. The course content should focus only on the content and not what the student should do or get by attending the course. It should also be remembered that most students (usually) learn (much) more on a course than is covered in examinations. The description of the content is to be directly related to the course’s expected learning outcomes, although unlike the expected learning outcomes, which are formulated in terms of ‘thresholds’ for pass grades, the course content and the knowledge that the course intends to impart through its content, format and teaching may be described here in a slightly freer and more ambitious way. The expected learning outcomes are then precise and examinable formulations of the course’s most central knowledge and skills.

If the course is divided into modules, each module should be specified by name, content and number of credits, and the module’s grading scale. Each module name should be stated in both Swedish and English. If a comprehensive revision of the course content is made, a new course and a new course code should be established.