English: Level 3 - B. A. Course
Course · 30 credits
This is the BA course in English, that is, the course you need to finish in order to be able to get a BA (bachelor's degree) in English. You need a BA in order to go on to get an MA (master's degree).
At Lund University you get a BA in either English linguistics or English literature. However, your do not need to choose your specialisation before the start of the course, and you will get more information in the intro meeting. It may be a good idea, though, to start thinking about this choice as early as possible.
This course is also offered as a part-time course, in which term 1 consists of all the course modules (see below) except the degree project, and term 2 is spent completeing the 15-credit degree project.
If you have studied English at a university elsewhere, you need to have finished 60 relevant credits to be eligible. If you haven't yet got 60 credits of English, you may apply for a waiver. Please see the instructions here: https://www.sol.lu.se/engelska/for-studenter/dispens-fran-kravet-om-ful…
The contents of the course (English level 3)
This course is considerably more academic than the previous courses in English (ENGA04 and ENGA22), and the main focus is on the degree project (worth 15 credits). The choice between literature and linguistics also determines the other courses you take. If your specialisation is linguistics, you take English linguistics: Theory, Method and Academic Writing (7.5 credits) and typically a linguistic Elective course (7.5 credits), while if your specialisation is literature, you take English literature: Theory, Method and Academic Writing (7.5 credits) and usually a literary Elective course (7.5 credits).
After the course (English level 3)
After having finished this course you can get a BA (bachelor's degree) in English, provided that you also have 90 credits in other subjects. When you have a BA, you can apply to a master's programme and go on to get an MA (master's degree) in English. At the Centre for Languages and Literature (SOL) there is a master's programme in literature, culture and media, and a master's programme in languages and linguistics.
There is also the possibility of studying 1.5 years at the Department of Education to become a school teacher (KPU Kompletterande Pedagogisk Utbildning), when you have 90 or 120 credits of English and the required number of credits in another relevant subject. Please read the relevant information about KPU at https://www.uvet.lu.se/utbildning/kompletterande-pedagogisk-utbildning.
Today it is normally necessary to have an MA if you want to be a Ph.D. student and eventually get a Ph.D. and teach English at university level.
Requirements and selection
To be admitted to the course, the student must have completed ENGA22 or have acquired equivalent knowledge.
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.
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 www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period.
- 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 www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies.
- 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 and proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the adjacent column 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.
*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se
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 www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions on the University Admissions website.
*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