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Humanities and languages

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Lund University offers eight international Master's programmes within humanities and languages. Several of the Master's programmes also offer different specialisations. The University was recently ranked 89th in the world for studying arts and humanities, making us number one in Sweden (Times Higher Education World University ranking by subject 2024).

Click on the name in the list below to get to the programme webpage where you can read more about the specific programme, find information about the entry requirements, tuition fees and step-by-step instructions on how to apply. You can also download programme fact sheets directly, using the links below. The fact sheets open in a new window.

Master's programmes in humanities and languages

A list of all Master's programmes at Lund University taught in English

Master's programmes in other subjects which may interest you

Tourism Development and Culture (European Joint Master's programme) –

Bachelor's programmes in humanities and languages

There are no Bachelor’s programmes offered in English within this subject area.

A list of all Bachelor’s programmes at Lund University taught in English

Studying at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Studying at the joint faculties of Humanities and Theology at Lund University means learning about life, for life. In a world of increasingly diverse influences and rapid social development, it is important to be able to reason and discuss on the basis of basic humanistic values.

We put people and culture in focus and studying with us is the first step on a path of lifelong learning, in which you learn the art of communicating on different levels, in different cultures and in different ways. We want to give our students the best possible preparation for their future careers. We have enthusiastic and knowledgeable lecturers and researchers who cooperate with other researchers worldwide. Together we create an inspiring, stimulating and creative study environment.

There are many subjects to choose from within humanities and theology at Lund University, and a number of them have existed in some form since the university was founded in 1666.

On offer are major and minor languages, historical and philosophical subjects, different perspectives on life and faith, art history, musicology, film, journalism and much more. Humanities and theology not only help to set the individual in a wider context, but also help to develop greater knowledge of international environments.

Our humanities and theology graduates work in almost all sectors of society and the joint faculties constantly develop links to careers in the programmes and courses on offer. In some courses, students can undertake a work placement and in others, students meet guest lecturers from outside academia. Some essays can be written in cooperation with a company, public authority or organisation that may be interested in a certain subject.

The Humanities Laboratory, which houses high-tech equipment for the faculties’ research areas, forms an important resource for research and education within humanities and theology.