Education levels and credits

Most of the higher education in Sweden is divided into three levels or cycles: Bachelor's (first cycle/undergraduate), Master's (second cycle), and PhD (third cycle) degrees. This is a result of the so called Bologna process. More than 40 European countries work together to make it easier to compare educations and degrees from different countries, which makes it easier for you as a student to study or work abroad.

The national system of 'credits' used in Sweden (''högskolepoäng or hp'') is equivalent to credits measured in ECTS. A full-time workload is 30 credits per semester and 60 credits per a normal 40-week academic year

  • The Bachelor's degree consist of three years (180 credits) of first cycle/undergraduate studies of basic level courses.
  • Adding another two years of second cycle studies of advanced level courses may result in a Master's degree (120 credits).
  • With a Master's degree you can apply for PhD studies (third cycle).

Sweden has adopted the Bologna system in line with other European countries. More information can be found at the Stockholm University website by following the link below.

Our courses and programmes in meteorology, oceanography, and climate

RGB composite to detect airmasses 19/9-12 (copyright 2012 EUMETSAT).
RGB composite to detect airmasses 19/9-12 (copyright 2012 EUMETSAT).

Please note that some of our courses will change course codes 2017, but course names and content is roughly the same.

More or less all our courses are given only if there are a sufficient number of admitted students and therefore the course planning is preliminary.

Apply for our Bachelor's or Master's programmes, free-standing courses or evening courses. The Master's programme is open for both Swedish and international students. The education at MISU gives you deep knowledge in atmospheric sciences, oceanography, and the climate system. Building on the broad scientific expertise at MISU, our courses and programmes provide opportunities to specialize in disciplines like dynamical meteorology, atmospheric physics and chemistry, environmental research and oceanography.

Bachelor's programme

We offer a three-year Bachelor's programme in Meteorology. The first two years of the programme are only given in Swedish, while most of the third year courses in Meteorology are given in English.

Master's programme

Our two-year Master’s programme in Atmospheric science, oceanography and climate offers advanced knowledge in atmospheric sciences, oceanography and the climate system as a whole. All courses within the programme are given in English, except from the course in Practical meteorology that is given in Swedish, and the programme and courses are open to both Swedish and international students.

Doctoral Studies

We employ a large number of PhD students at MISU, researching within a broad swath of Earth sciences, from dynamical meteorology to sea ice dynamics, from aerosol interaction to tidal flows.

Introductory courses

Are you interested in the atmosphere, oceans and climate but do not want to study our Bachelor's or Master's programme? Then apply for our introductory courses and get both knowledge about the topics and an insight into what role atmospheric science and oceanography have in society. All our three different introductory courses are given in Swedish.

List of all Bachelor's, Master's, and introductory courses

The following courses can be attended both within the programmes and individually.

Bachelor's courses

MO4000  Atmospheric physics and chemistry, 30 credits
MO4001  Climate and Atmospheric circulation, 15 credits
MO5000  Weather, Climate, Energy and Society, 7.5 credits (for teachers to be)
MO6003  Meteorology, degree project, 15 credits

Master's courses

MO8003  Practical meteorology, 15 credits (only given in Swedish)
MO7002  Atmospheric chemistry and its impact on climate, 15 credits
MO7003  Global climate system, 15 credits
MO8007  Numerical methods in atm science and oceanography, 7.5 credits
MO8010  Turbulent boundary layers in the atm and ocean, 7.5 credits
MO8009  Geophysical fluid dynamics, 7.5 credits
MO8004  Modelling of large-scale circulation, 7.5 credits
MO8005  Mesoscale meteorology, 7.5 credits
MO8011  Cloud micro- and macrophysics, 7.5 credits
MO8006  Numerical weather forecast models, 7.5 credits
MO7011  Atm sciences, oceanography and climate, traineeship 7.5 credits
MO8012  Middle atmosphere, 7.5 credits
MO7013  Biogeochemical cycles, 7.5 credits
MO7014  Biogeochemical cycles, 15 credits
MO8013  Physical oceanography, 7.5 credits
MO7017  Atmospheric chemistry in a changing world, 7.5 credits
MO8008  Remote sensing in atm science and oceanography, 7.5 credits
MO8001  Meteorology I, 15 credits
MO8002  Meteorology II, 7.5 credits
MO9001  Degree project, 30 credits
MO9002  Degree project, 45 credits
MO9003  Degree project, 60 credits

Introductory courses - only given in Swedish

MO1002  Oceanografins grunder
MO1003  Vädrets makter
MO1004  Jordens klimat och klimatförändringar