When you study English you are studying many subjects in one. You will gain improved proficiency in the language and a deeper knowledge of the various ways it functions and produces meaning in different contexts. Studies in English will develop your skills in both written and spoken language production as well as your competency in critical thinking and creativity.
English is a necessary language for communication on a global scale. Whether in a first- or second-language context, you will benefit from your English education by possessing not just improved proficiency in the language but a deeper knowledge of linguistic aspects, cultural variations, and aesthetic uses of the language in literature. An English education is the foundation for cooperation across borders, greater awareness of cultural differences, and increased possibilities for employment in a wider array of contexts. These borders and contexts are not only geographical, as exposure to and the use of English is significant within many working environments and social situations in Sweden today.
There are various ways to study English. You can study 90hp in English via free-standing courses that can be included as part of a Bachelor’s Degree. Many of these courses can be studied either full- or part-time, either entirely online or on campus. We also offer courses at the second cycle in English linguistics and literature that can lead to a Master’s Degree. Alternatively, English is one of the subjects you can choose to study in the Upper Secondary Teacher Education program and is one of the core subjects in the Primary Teacher Education program.