Studies in Sweden
An academic year in Sweden is divided into two semesters, autumn and spring.
Full-time studies in Sweden correspond approximately to a 40-hour work week. However, sometimes students only have a few hours of lectures or seminars each week, the rest of their time is spent reading and working on group projects and other assignments.
Students often study only one course at a time for a period of several weeks, after which an examination is given directly. After the examination, a new course begins. Examinations usually take the form of written or oral tests, laboratory work, group work or special projects. All master's programmes conclude with a degree thesis or project.