Programmering i Python: grundläggande och förberedande kurs (5 hp)

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Master the basics of the Python programming language with this foundational course. Python is quickly becoming the language of choice in modern programming, particularly for use with AI & Machine learning models. As a student in this course, you will quickly uncover why Python is a language that is both accessible to beginners and a favourite tool of experts.

By the end of this course, you should be able to understand the basics of programming and be able to write small to medium sized programs in Python. You will be well-placed to take other similar and more advanced courses, such as courses in object orientation and scientific computing.

Why choose this course?

This course aims to demystify the art of coding, making it understandable and achievable for everyone. Here is what you can expect:

  • Master the basics: learn the fundamentals of imperative programming.
  • Demystify coding: learning what coding is and is not, and how it differs from other structured information.
  • Unlock algorithms: explore the secrets of fundamental algorithms, such as search.
  • Make sense of data structures: learn to navigate arrays and matrices and understand their significance in managing and organising information.
  • Learn crucial debugging skills: dive into the art of identifying and fixing coding errors, a skill every competent programmer needs.
  • Gain hands-on experience: get the chance to apply what you learn in context.
  • Study online: work on your own terms, totally online.

The course is composed of a seminar and lab series that runs for five weeks. This series is beingrepeated four times during the semester, which means that admitted students will be able to select and follow one specific series. During the series, the studies are considered 50% of full-time. Students admitted to the course will be able to choose one of the following periods to take the course:

  • Monday 09 Sep to Sunday 27 Oct
  • Monday 30 Sep to Sunday 17 Nov
  • Monday 21 Oct to Sunday 08 Dec
  • Monday 11 Nov to Sunday 12 Jan (with two week Christmas break)

This foundational course is the first in a three-part series given in collaboration with Uppsala University and Umeå University. Students who pass this course will be eligible to continue to the next course given online by Uppsala University, titled: Programming in Python: Working with Shared Libraries, 5 hp, followed by Programming in Python: Code Quality and Best Practices, 5 hp, given online by Umeå University. All courses will be taught in English. Read more about the series here.

Please note: If you are interested in taking both this course and the second course in the series, Programming in Python: Working with Shared Libraries, in the same academic term, you’ll need to apply for them both at the same time on

Whether you’re stepping into the world of programming for the first time or looking to strengthen your coding foundations, this course has been designed to empower you with these essential Python skills.

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