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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 was replaced by the national system Ladok. Read more about the transition here (login required). This web resource has been revised to correspond with the new functionality.


State whether the course is offered within the framework of one, or more, degree programmes and, if so, whether it is a compulsory or elective course. State whether the course is offered as an independent course and/or offered as contract education.

Describe the course’s classification according to the degree requirements for higher education qualifications, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree (60 credits and 120 credits) and professional qualifications. Also, describe whether the course includes a degree project for a certain higher education qualification (specify which).

State the education cycle for the course in accordance with the coding system in the Instructions for Writing Course Syllabuses. This coding system has been laid down by the Association of Higher Education (SUHF) in national guidelines and applies to both programme and independent courses. The specialization for a course is determined by where it is placed in the course or study programme. SUHF’s recommendations are available here: Rekommendationer för att underlätta studenters möjligheter till rörlighet mellan olika lärosäten i Sverige, december 2008 (pdf) [Recommendations to make it easier for students to move between different institutes of higher education in Sweden, December 2008] (only available in Swedish)

Degree programmes

For courses within degree programmes state the degree programme(s) to which a course is linked.