Options and choices during your studies

Here you will find information about course application, how to select a specialisation, what happens if you do not select a specialisation, optional and elective courses and what happens when courses overlap in your schedule.

Choosing a specialisation

Your programme syllabus will indicate if your programme offers the option to specialise. The choice of specialisation takes place either before the fall or spring semester, depending on your programme.

Selection of specialisation is done via My LTU during the application period. See below.

Dates for selecting your specialisation:

For the Spring semester: September 15-30

For the Autumn semester: March 15-30

Change of specialisation

You can apply to change majors by contacting Service Point.
Keep in mind that you will not have priority access to the courses and that can sometimes prolong the length of your studies

If you do not select a specialisation:

  • you will not have any suggestions for course registrations in My LTU
  • you have no place guarantee in courses
  • it can lead to prolonged studies

Optional courses

An optional space in the curriculum means that you are able to freely choose among the courses taught at all universities and colleges with corresponding point scales that are the same as the optional space. Optional courses should be sought through universityadmissions.se.

Overlapping courses will not be included in your degree. It must be clearly stated in the syllabus when two courses have essentially the same content, ie overlapping courses. If there is any uncertainty regarding the contents of similar courses, you should contact the relevant examiner.

Optional courses will not be counted as part of your degree. When you apply for your graduation certificate, any optional courses will be listed in your transcripts over and above your degree.

Elective courses

It is mandatory that you choose your elective courses. They marked "optional" in your programme syllabus.

The elective courses offered for your programme are found in your programme syllabus.  If you have an elective space in your programme syllabus, it means that you can choose between a number of predetermined courses during the elective period.  Students who are registered in programmes make elective course selection via  universityadmissions.se

Schedule modules

To simplify the planning of your course selections, most study programmes at Luleå have a modular schedule with fixed schedule positions. You can see the module structure of the course catalogue for programme students.

Courses that have the same module will indicate an overlap or "clash" in your schedule. This means that you may not take both courses at the same time.

Piteå's Module Schedule