Centre for Languages and Literature

The Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


The course syllabus – your contract!

A course may be studied within the framework of a study programme or as a free-standing course, whereby the student combines different courses to form his/her own programme of study. The document which regulates the contents of the courses is called a course syllabus and it states the number of credits available on the course and its learning outcomes. It also names the programme of study of which the course can form a part. Moreover, it contains information about the main content of the course and the literature which belongs to it. The course syllabus can be said to be your study ’contract’. You can find a more detailed description of the applicable structure and examination of the course for the current semester in the course description.

IT-baserade hjälpmedel

På flera av SOL:s kurser används s.k. kursplattformar som ett hjälpmedel för lärare och studenter. Många lärare använder sig av Luvit-plattformar, andra arbetar hellre med en särskild plattform knuten till SOL:s egen hemsida och en del lärare föredrar att arbeta på andra sätt och nyttjar ingen plattform alls. Eftersom det är så olika på olika kurser är det mycket viktigt att du tar del av den information läraren ger dig vid första lektionstillfället.


University studies are counted in credits. The normal study period for a full-time course (40 hrs/week) is one semester (30 higher education credits) or two semesters (60 higher education credits), which corresponds to 1.5 higher education credits per week. 1.5 higher education credits correspond to 1.5 credits according to the ECTS scale (European Credit Transfer System).


A variety of assessment forms are used: written examinations, oral examinations and home examinations.

At all written examinations it is important that you:

  • produce valid photo identification
  • always follow the instructions you are given
  • only use writing material (scrap paper, etc.) handed out by the invigilators – never use notes or paper you have brought with you
  • turn off your mobile phone and other technical equipment and put them in the place assigned by the invigilator.


  • If you arrive late to an examination, you have the right to begin the exam up to one hour after it has commenced. However, you are not granted any extra time at the end.
  • You are not allowed to leave the exam room earlier than one hour after the start of the exam.
  • You are not allowed to use aids such as dictionaries, vocabulary books, etc. if special instructions about these have not been given.
  • Remember that participating in an examination without valid photo identification is not permitted!

See also Cheating and plagiarism

Exam dates and exam registration

Currently dates for exams and links to register for an exam (if needed) are only shown for subjects. Choose "Subjects" in the top menu, choose your subject, choose "For students" in the left menu and finally choose "Exams" in the left menu.

Cheating and plagiarism

In accordance with Swedish law, measures can be taken against students who are found guilty of cheating and/or plagiarism. This means that the University has the right to bar individual students from all studies at Lund University for a shorter or longer period if it can be shown that the student has broken the following rules.

  • If you quote from books, other students’ texts, Internet texts, or similar, you MUST always clearly name the source. It is NEVER permitted to copy the texts of others directly and present them as one’s own!
  • In written examinations, home assignments and similar, always follow the instructions given as to aids allowed (often none at all!) and other information you are given by the invigilator and the teacher. See also under Assessment.


If you have any queries about specialised studies at advanced levels, different degrees and information in association with these, you are welcome to contact one of our study advisors (see Study Guidance at the Centre for Languages and Literature) or the Degree Office (examenstu.luse).

This information does not apply to exchange students!

Official Transcript of Records

If you require a certificate from your studies at Lund University, you are welcome to contact the Centre's reception or the subject's office.

Exchange studies

The exchange student coordinator within the Faculties of Humanities and Theology sits in Absalon House, ground floor, room A143. The Humanities International Office also deals with students from our Faculty who wish to study abroad. If you have any questions, send an email to internationalkansliht.luse or telephone 046 222 3424 or 046 222 8773.

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