Syllabus and literature

The course syllabus – your contract

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 handed out by the teacher.


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).

Reading list

Course books for all courses at SOL are available in the SOL Library. You find the reading list at the course's homepage. A reference copy of all the titles in the libraries' course book collections is available for use during opening hours at respective library. In the library, you can also get your course literature in alternative formats, such as talking books or TorTalk. At the Lund University web site, you can find some links about where to find used book (only in Swedish): 

The LU-card

You need the the LU-card both to access the premises after opening hours and for borrowing books at the library. Please make sure you have arranged this before visiting the libraries. All information about how to obtain it can be found at

Online support in times of Corona

The library primarily provides support online in the spring semester 2021. Read more about the library here: 

Access to the libraries during covid-19

You can search in LUBcat  to see where your books are located before you visit the libraries. Watch an instructional video here: 

How to find my books

The HT Libraries

Learn how to find a book, how to write references and how to find relevant subject databases at the library.