English: Level 1
Course · 30 credits
English is the most important language for international communication. If you have a good command of written and spoken English, you will have an advantage on the job market and elsewhere. English is also the dominant language on the Internet and in movies, TV, music and computer games.
Studying English at university level is therefore a good idea , whether you want to take a BA in English or just want to add a semester of English to your other studies.
English level 1 is the first and most basic English course at university level. However, since English B/English 6 from Gymnasieskolan is a requirement, you can understand that the level is considerably higher than that at Gymnasieskolan, so we expect all students to be well prepared, highly motivated, and ready to work hard.
Most of the modules are available for exchange students with the right academic background, but the Vocabulary part of English language is only available to students who are proficient in Swedish.
The contents of the course (English level 1, ENGA04)
The main focus of the course is on increasing proficiency and communicative skills (reading, speaking, listening, writing). You do not need to choose between literature and linguistics, and you should not expect the academic level of the course to be very high. Instead, the course will prepare you for further academic studies in the field of English
English level 1 consists of three modules. It is important that you realise from the start that these modules sometimes run in parallel, just like you are used to from school.
These are the modules:
- English Language (15 credits)
- Academic Writing (7.5 credits)
- Literature (7.5 credits)
In the module called English Language, we explore the sounds in English and how they are produced and described. You learn how to read and write phonetic script and get a better understanding of pronunciation differences between English and Swedish.
Further in English Language, we deal with general grammar and English grammar. You learn some of the terminology needed to understand what is written in grammar books and discuss grammar with others. You also focus on the grammatical differences between English and Swedish, knowledge that's extra useful when translating from one language into the other.
Finally, in English language, you broaden your vocabulary while learning about how to expand your vocabulary more efficiently.
Academic Writing teaches you what you need to know to produce a basic, academic essay. You learn how to work with sources and refer to them. We view writting as a process so you will hand in several versions of your essay and both give and receive feedback. The essay you produced is based on something in our lecture series on History and Culture. This series of lectures deals with the history and culture of the British isles and how this knowledge can be used to better understand the present-day situation (language,culture, society, etc.).
In the module called Literature you study a number of literary works in order to learn more about society, culture and language in the English-speaking world.
After English level 1 (ENGA04)
When you finish this course, you will be eligible for the continuation course (ENGA21). We believe that the more English you know and the more English you study at university, the more competitive you will be on the job market. One semester of English is good, but not always good enough. To go on to be an English teacher or a translator, you normally need at least 90 credits of English (three semesters).
Requirements and selection
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.
Start Spring Semester 2022
Day-time Lund, full time 100%
17 January 2022 - 5 June 2022
Closed for applications
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
Step 1: Apply online
- Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
- Start your application – go to the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
Visit the University Admissions in Sweden website
- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se
Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se
- Get all your documents ready:
- official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
- official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants)
- passport/ID (all applicants) and
- proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph on this webpage.
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
- Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.
* Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus+).
* If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 55 000
First payment: SEK 55 000
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
Scholarships & funding
Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
Country-specific scholarships and funding options
Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.
- Scholarships/funding for students from Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile, among other countries
- US student finance
- Canada student finance