Course code: ENGK03
Swedish title: Engelska: Kandidatkurs
Credits: 30

NB! The information below was about spring semester 2023. The course is also given this semester. Choose semester above for more information!

Study period: spring semester 2023
Type of studies: full time , day
Study period: 2023-01-16 – 2023-06-04
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-74014
Eligibility: To be admitted to the course, the student must have completed ENGA22 or have acquired equivalent knowledge.

Introductory meeting: 2023-01-16 at 15:15 – 17:00 in SOL:A129b

Teachers: Barbara Barrow , Monika Class , Cian Duffy , Henrik Gyllstad , Joyce Kling , Kiki Lindell , Annika Lindskog , Benjamin Macaulay , Satu Manninen , Lene Nordrum , Vasiliki Simaki , Cecilia Wadsö-Lecaros


This is the BA course in English, that is, the course you need to finish in order to be able to get a BA (bachelor's degree) in English. You need a BA in order to go on to get an MA (master's degree).

At Lund University you get a BA in either English linguistics or English literature. However, your do not need to choose your specialisation before the start of the course, and you will get more information in the intro meeting. It may be a good idea, though, to start thinking about this choice as early as possible.

This course is also offered as a part-time course, in which term 1 consists of all the course modules (see below) except the degree project, and term 2 is spent completeing the 15-credit degree project.

If you have studied English at a university elsewhere, you need to have finished 60 relevant credits to be eligible. If you haven't yet got 60 credits of English, you may apply for a waiver. Please see the instructions here:


The contents of the course (English level 3)

This course is considerably more academic than the previous courses in English (ENGA04 and ENGA22), and the main focus is on the degree project (worth 15 credits). The choice between literature and linguistics also determines the other courses you take. If your specialisation is linguistics, you take English linguistics: Theory, Method and Academic Writing (7.5 credits) and typically a linguistic Elective course (7.5 credits), while if your specialisation is literature, you take English literature: Theory, Method and Academic Writing (7.5 credits) and usually a literary Elective course (7.5 credits).


After the course (English level 3)

After having finished this course you can get a BA (bachelor's degree) in English, provided that you also have 90 credits in other subjects. When you have a BA, you can apply to a master's programme and go on to get an MA (master's degree) in English. At the Centre for Languages and Literature (SOL) there is a master's programme in literature, culture and media, and a master's programme in languages and linguistics. 

There is also the possibility of studying 1.5 years at the Department of Education to become a school teacher (KPU Kompletterande Pedagogisk Utbildning), when you have 90 or 120 credits of English and the required number of credits in another relevant subject. Please read the relevant information about KPU at

Today it is normally necessary to have an MA if you want to be a Ph.D. student and eventually get a Ph.D. and teach English at university level.

Included parts

  • Elective Course in English , 7.5 credits
  • English Linguistics: Theory and Method , 7.5 credits
  • Literature: Theory and Method , 7.5 credits
  • Degree Project , 15 credits

Important dates – autumn semester 2024

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, heltid
In English
2 September 2024 – 19 January 2025

Öppnar 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 57,500
First payment: SEK 57,500
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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

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