Course code: LIVK10
Swedish title: Litteraturvetenskap: Kandidatkurs
Credits: 30

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

Study period: autumn semester 2023
Type of studies: full time , day
Study period: 2023-08-28 – 2024-01-14
Language of instruction: Swedish
Application code: LU-30739
Eligibility: Admission to the course requires LIVA14, Comparative Literature: Level 1 and 2 or equivalent.

Introductory meeting: 2023-08-29 at 13:00 – 15:00 in SOL:A339

Teachers: Torbjörn Forslid , Julie Kolbeck , Kristina Nilsson , Cristine Sarrimo

Information on included parts

  1. Application of Literary Theories and Methods , 7.5 credits
  2. Thematic Specialisation , 7.5 credits
  3. Degree Project , 15 credits


Kursen behandlar ett tematiskt stoff utifrån ett litteraturvetenskapligt perspektiv. Detta varierar från termin till termin och kan exempelvis vara författarskapsorienterat, tematiskt, litteratursociologiskt eller genremässigt probleminriktat. Dessutom ger kursen en fördjupad insikt i litteraturvetenskapens teoretiska och metodiska grundproblem med tillämpningsövningar på litterära texter. Kursen avslutas med att studenten utarbetar, enskilt eller i grupp, en självständig uppsats med vetenskaplig inriktning.

  • Delkurs 1: Litteraturteoretisk och metodisk tillämpning, 7,5 högskolepoäng
  • Delkurs 2: Tematisk fördjupning 7,5 högskolepoäng
  • Delkurs 3: Uppsats, 15 högskolepoäng.

Important dates – autumn semester 2024

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, heltid
In Swedish
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

Comparative Literature

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