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Credits and grading system

Credits

Each course or programme is measured in credits, using the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).

  • 60 ECTS credits are equal to the workload of a full-time student over one academic year (i.e. two semesters of study over 40 weeks).
  • 30 ECTS credits are equal to the workload of a full-time students over half an academic year (i.e. one semester of study over 20 weeks).
  • One credit is the equivalent of approximately 25-30 hours of study.

The transcript of results from Lund University will record academic accomplishments in ECTS.

Read more about degrees and academic credits here

Grades

At Lund University there are currently five different grading scales.

All grades at Lund University are criterion-referenced, i.e. awarded in relation to the student’s performance relative to the learning objectives set out in the course syllabus. They do not grade how well the student performs in relation to other students, but how well he or she fulfils the objectives of the course. Please note that the GPA grading system is not used within Lund University.

At the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies we use the following two grading scales.

Pass – Fail

For the course Applied fieldwork in the third semester the grading scale Pass – Fail is used.

  • For the grade of Pass the student must show acceptable results.
  • For the grade of Fail the student must have shown unacceptable results.
     

A – B – C – D – E – Fail

For all other courses in the programme the grading scale A – B – C – D – E – Fail is used.

  • For the grade of A the student must show excellent results.
  • For the grade of B the student must show very good results.
  • For the grade of C the student must show good results.
  • For the grade of D the student must show satisfactory results.
  • For the grade of E the student must show acceptable results.
  • For the grade of Fail the student must have shown unacceptable results.

 

 

 

 

Page Manager:

photo of Mengyao Han
Mengyao Han (China), Master’s in Asian Studies
“In China, schools are teacher-centred, whereas in Sweden it is student-centred. In China we more or less only have lectures, and the only thing that matters is to pass the exam and you can get a good grade by just memorising. In Sweden there’s a different feeling, you need to be able to work in groups, attend and be active in class, and each assignment will account for your final grade.”

Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies
Lund University
Scheelevägen 15, 223 70 Lund
Sweden

Phone: +46 46 222 38 61
E-mail: info [at] ace.lu.se