Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

English: Level 1 (16-30)


Course code: ENGH02
Swedish title: Engelska: Grundkurs (16-30)
ECTS credits: 15


NOTE! Information for spring 2019: ENGH12

Study period: autumn 2018
Type of studies: part time, day
Study period: 2018-09-03 – 2019-01-20
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: General and English: Level 1 (1-15), (ENGH01) or equivalent.
Application code: LU-34221

Teachers: Birgitta Berglund, Cian Duffy, Henrik Gyllstad, Sara Håkansson, Kiki Lindell, Satu Manninen, Ellen Turner, Cecilia Wadsö-Lecaros


English is the most important language for international communication. If you have a good command of written and spoken English, you will have an advantage on the job market and elsewhere. English is also the dominant language on the Internet and in movies, TV, music and computer games.

Studying English at university level is therefore a good idea , whether you want to take a BA in English or just want to add a semester of English to your other studies.

This is a half-time course (15 credits per semester). Half-time studies can be perfect if you want to take other courses at the same time, if you work a lot, or if you feel that full-time studies is just not for you.

Most of the modules are available for exchange students with the right academic background, but the Vocabulary module, which presupposes good knowledge of Swedish, is only available to students who are proficient in Swedish.

The contents of the course (English16-30, ENGH02)

The main focus of the course is on increasing proficiency and communicative skills (reading, speaking, listening, writing). You do not need to choose between literature and linguistics, and you should not expect the academic level of the course to be very high. Instead, the course will prepare you for further academic studies in the field of English

English level 1 (16-30) consists of three modules. These modules may run in parallel.

These are the modules:

  • Written Proficiency
  • Literature
  • Vocabulary

Written Proficiency is an academic writing course which teaches you what you need to know to produce a basic, academic essay. You learn how to work with sources and refer to them. We view writting as a process so you will hand in several versions of your essay and both give and receive feedback.

In the module called Literature you study a number of literary works in order to learn more about society, culture and language in the English-speaking world.

In the Vocabulary model, finally, you broaden your vocabulary while learning about how to expand your vocabulary more efficiently.   

After the course (English 16-30, ENGH02)

When you finish this course, you will be eligible for the continuation course (ENGA21 at full-time; ENGH03 and then ENGH04 at half-time). We believe that the more English you know and the more English you study at university, the more competitive you will be on the job market. One semester of English is good, but not always good enough. To go on to be an English teacher or a translator, you normally need at least 90 credits of English (three semesters).


  1. Written Proficiency, 5 ECTS
  2. Literature, 6 ECTS
  3. Vocabulary, 4 ECTS


The course is not open for applications through / next semester. Please contact the department for more information!

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

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