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English is a global language; today there are more people who speak English as a second or foreign language than there are native speakers. Our courses and programmes help students improve their English proficiency while studying English literature, linguistics, media, and culture – all with a clear focus on sustainability.

Courses and programmes

As a student at Linnaeus University, you can choose between studying English in the form of single courses (of which some are distance courses); as part of one of our study programmes Language, Culture and Communication (SKK) and Language and Political Science (SPIK); or as a compulsory part of the Primary Teacher Programme or the Teacher Education Programme for (Upper) Secondary School with English as the first or second subject. At the master’s level, we offer a wide range of research-related courses and three programmes: the Non-fiction Translation Master Programme in English, the Nordic Master for teachers, and the Master Programme in English Language and Literature (MELL). We also offer doctoral programmes and courses.


In the subject of English, we carry out exciting research in literature, media, communication, linguistics, and didactics, elucidating and analysing historical as well as contemporary aspects of the language and its literature. Several of our researchers are part of one or several of the university’s world-leading centres of excellence, focusing on intermediality, post- and decolonial studies, and digital humanities. We are proud to say that we draw on this research competence in our teaching.  


In the subject of English at Linnaeus University, we work with internationalisation at home as well as away. We have students from all over the world, many of whom are exchange students from our prominent partner universities. Our Swedish students also have the chance to study abroad, at one of these universities and departments. 


Many of our alumni work as teachers or translators, but in-depth knowledge of language and literature is also needed in the fields of administration, media, communication, and culture. Our master’s courses and programmes prepare students for a career in academia, and it is not uncommon that our alumni successfully move on to doctoral studies.


With us, you will be able to broaden and deepen your knowledge. Choose from our wide array of study options or let us tailor a course or a training day to suit your specific needs. Studying English at Linnaeus University means participating in one of southern Sweden’s most inclusive and dynamic environments for language study.


By studying English at Linnaeus University you can broaden and develop your knowledge. Choose from the range of courses and programmes offered, or contact us for a course or continual professional development tailor-made for your workplace.

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International students at a lecture on academic English
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Lecture in English language didactics for primary school teachers
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Seminar on children’s literature in English for school years 4–6
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Thesis seminar in English literature
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Seminar for primary school teachers
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English teachers on a field trip to Malta
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Research projects affiliated to the English subject