Field of education and subject code

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.

Fields of education

Courses are offered within several fields of education at the University of Gothenburg. One course may belong to several fields of education. Specify the field(s) of education for the course as a percentage. The total must consequently amount to 100.

SCB Subject Group

All courses are to be given a subject code stating the field of education to which the course belongs. State the relevant SCB Subject Group from the list in Gubas Kursplan. Only the groups of related subjects where the code comprises two capital letters and one number are to be used. This information is used for various forms of statistics and is thus not visible on the completed print-out of the course syllabus.