English Language and Literature, Master Programme

120 credits

Are you passionate about English language, literature and media? In this master’s programme you have the unique opportunity to craft your educational path. Whether you're drawn to the intricacies of linguistics, captivated by the world of literature and other media, or keen to explore all three – the choice is yours.

The programme brings language, literature, and media together in a current and hands-on way. You will learn about modern theories and methods in linguistics, literary and intermedial studies. These approaches are informed by the ongoing research endeavors of our dedicated instructors, contributing to a comprehensive learning experience. Notably, this programme utilises research conducted at the Linnaeus University Centre for Postcolonial Studies (Concurrences) and multimodal and intermedial research (IMS) with a focus on environmental humanities, along with cognitive and computational methodologies for text analysis.

After your first semester, you get to decide whether to pursue courses in linguistics, literature, and/or intermedial studies. During your third semester, you can choose to study abroad at our partner universities or conduct an internship abroad.

Your academic journey culminates in your master's thesis. This is your chance to explore a topic that truly fascinates you, making a real contribution to the world of English language, literature and media.


Your career prospects after completing this program are diverse. You'll develop a broad and profound knowledge base in your chosen specialisation and the ability to bridge interdisciplinary fields. This master’s programme not only lays a solid foundation for future doctoral studies but also prepares you for careers in publishing, culture, communication, media, and administration. It also presents an opportunity for future teachers to increase their subject knowledge in English.


Master of Arts (120 credits) with specialisation in linguisticsorMaster of Arts (120 credits) with specialisation in literary studiesorMaster of Arts (120 credits) with specialisation in linguistics and literary studies.

Main field of study: English

Student Voices about the programme

MELL, Master Programme English Language and Literature 

A challenging but rewarding programme

Esme Richardson Owen vid Linnéuniversitetet.

Esme studied her BA at Linnaeus University, and when she decided to expand her knowledge she applied here again. She appreciates the fact that the teachers are so engaged and that it is possible for students to study a semester abroad.

Teachers and students have endless passion for their research interests

Arya Pooladi vid Linnéuniversitetet.

Arya appreciates the atmosphere that has been created on the programme and the fact that he gets to meet students with different backgrounds on campus. In the future, he would like to work in a creative field.

A unique mix of language and literature

A two-year programme at the second level with English as its main field of study. You can choose to specialise in linguistics or literature, or a combination of these.

Possible to tailor your studies to your own interests

studentbild Amanda

Amanda appreciates the fact that during her studies, she has the possibility to choose either to delve deeper into certain subjects or to acquire a broader knowledge, and she enjoys student life on campus.

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Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.

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