Essays and degree projects
This page offers you help to get started or to make progress on your essay or degree project. You can also publish your essay online in LUP Student Papers.
Assistance in essay writing
Courses in academic writing
Lund University offers two open online courses in academic writing, also known as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The course 'Writing in English at University' is intended for those who wish to improve their academic writing in English. There is also a Swedish equivalent, 'Akademiskt skrivande'.
You can decide to sign up for a whole course or to access the video content of the course when it suits you. All videos are available via YouTube.
More on MOOCs in academic writing on the University Libraries website
Videos about academic writing
The YouTube channel 'Lund University Edu' also features videos about academic writing. Among other things, you can watch videos about how to search effectively for literature.
Additional writing support from the Academic Support Centre
Academic writing requires special skills. Writing an essay, paper or memorandum can be tricky, because there are certain rules that must be followed.
The Academic Support Centre offers writing sessions and lectures on study skills and academic writing as well as individual consultation. At the Academic Support Centre, you will meet teaching staff with expertise in English, Swedish and Swedish as a second language.
Search degree projects in our database
Before writing your own degree project, it may be helpful to read what others have written in the same field. In the LUP Student Papers database we have gathered a large proportion of the published degree projects completed at Lund University. In most cases, the material is available in full-text documents that can be downloaded.
Search the database for degree projects (new tab)
Do an advanced search
Lund University Libraries have developed an advanced search function for LUP Student Papers with more possibilities to combine search terms and limit your search. The individual posts contain more information and there are more export options from the search results compared with the search function above.
Do an advanced search in LUP Student Papers
Logotype and graphic profile on student papers and degree projects
Lund University’s graphic profile only applies to activities that are organisationally part of the University. As a student, you are not to use the University’s graphic profile or templates. This means that there are no University-wide templates for student degree projects.
However, you are welcome to use the University’s logotype or your faculty’s logotype on your degree project. Download the logotype from the Image and media bank, find instructions on how to log in as a student on the front page:
Image and media bank
Find more info about how to use the logotype and the University name on Staff Pages:
Students, the logotype and the Lund University name
Publish an essay in LUP Student Papers
Would you like your work to be available online? Then you can publish your degree project in LUP Student Papers.
Register and upload a degree project – University Library website
Lund University Libraries/
LUP Student Papers
publicera [at] lub [dot] lu [dot] se
Academic Support Center
english [dot] support [at] stu [dot] lu [dot] se
Which student paper has the most downloads?
Check the statistics on the Lund University Publications website.