University studies are based largely on self-learning. A full-time student should spend up to 40 hours on their studies each week and of these perhaps only 5 to 10 hours are scheduled teaching. Perhaps the most important part of a course is the course literature. Written examinations usually just test how well you know the literature, and only in exceptional cases the contents of mandatory lectures.

Lectures and seminars (teaching in smaller groups) are rather two of several tools at your disposal to help you understand the content of the literature and to broaden your views towards a more applied knowledge.

Many course modules also offer laboratory work of various kinds to help you understand the theoretical content. Another "tool" is your fellow students, with whom you should discuss the course content. Why not use the message board at Mondo? Stockholm University's intranet provides many communal meeting points that you certainly will have good use for.