Course code: ENGC03
Swedish title: Engelska: Skriftlig språkfärdighet och akademiskt skrivande
Credits: 7.5

The information below is about this semester. The course is also given autumn semester 2024. Choose semester above for more information!

Study period: spring semester 2024
Type of studies: part time, 25 %, distance course
Study period: 2024-01-15 – 2024-06-02
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-74007
Eligibility: General eligibility and at least 60 credits in other subjects than English, and English course 6/B.

Introductory meeting: 2024-01-18 at 13:00 – 15:00

Teachers: Lene Nordrum, Ellen Turner, Cecilia Wadsö-Lecaros


Please note that Swedish is not a requirement to take this course.

English is the most important language in our part of the world for communication between people with different language backgrounds. This is especially true of the academic world, where papers and articles are commonly written in English. English is also the dominant language on the Internet and in movies, TV, music and computer games.

Those who master the rules of written, academic English generally have great advantages in their professional lives, as well as in their academic studies and in various other situations. If you choose to take this course, you already have considerable experience of academic studies and have perhaps already started writing in English within your area of expertise.

Course description (Written proficiency and academic writing)

In this course you practise your ability to express yourself in academic English within various genres. In particular, we practice how to reflect on different writing scenarios within the academy – both in terms of disciplinary conventions and academic genres. The main focus of the course is on the academic essay or paper, but you will also be discussing academic writing in general and other academic genres more specifically.

Generally speaking, you have the opportunity to influence what you do and write about in this course to a certain degree. We take your individual needs into consideration, since we want this course to be beneficial to anyone who takes it.

One component of the course consists of grammar workshops and practical grammar exercises. The grammar part is examined through a written take-home exam. The rest of the course focuses more explicitly on academic writing and what you need to pay attention to and learn in order to produce better academic texts.

For the main part of the course, you will be working on short assignments where you reflect on, and produce, academic text. You will receive feedback from your instructor or your fellow students before you hand in all assignments in a portfolio at the end of the course. Your portfolio will be graded by the teacher.

The language of instruction is English.

After the course

After this course you will be ready for the challenges involved in writing academic essays, papers, and theses in English. You will also be better prepared for all other situations in which correct written English is expected.

Please note that Swedish is not a requirement to take this course.

Admission Requirements

Please note that Swedish is not a requirement to take this course.

Important dates – autumn semester 2024

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

distans Lund, kvartsfart
In English
2 September 2024 – 19 January 2025

Öppnar eventuellt för sen anmälan den 15 July 2024

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: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full course tuition fee: SEK 14,375
First payment: SEK 14,375
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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.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

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 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

English Studies

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