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.
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:
See also Cheating and plagiarism
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.
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 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!
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.
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.