Literature with a Specialisation in Literature in English, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • 18801
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
Within the Literature with a specialisation in Literature in English programme at Stockholm University you will develop advanced analytical and interpretive skills for the study of literature.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Within the Literature with a specialisation in Literature in English programme at Stockholm University you will gain a deeper understanding of specific issues within World Literature in English and learn to use advanced methods for the exploration of literary texts, both in terms of form and in terms of their relation to history, politics and ethics.

The theoretical level of the courses is high; at the same time, you will develop practical skills related to reviewing and editing literary works. As a student in the Master’s Programme in Literature you will have access to a large selection of courses in English Literature and in the wider Humanities. A combination of compulsory and individually chosen courses will develop your knowledge and skills in this area, forming the basis for the writing of a strong scholarly Master’s Thesis.

Giving an international and transnational perspective, the programme qualifies the students for doctoral studies in literature, but is also useful for work outside of the university.

This is especially the case in fields where there is a demand for knowledge about the significance of language for communication and social development, and which require international broad-mindedness, historical competence and the ability to deal with complex information in a systematic and critical fashion.

Programme Structure

Compulsory courses within the programme
  • Scientific Method and Research Ethics
  • English for Academic Research

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

    • Started in

        Deadline was:

      • International

      • EEA

      Dates reflect the university's timezone.

  • Credits (ECTS)
    120 ECTS
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

Academic Requirements

Special eligibility requirements
A Degree of Bachelor of Arts, including 90 ECTS credits (major) in a discipline related to the programme (English Literature, English Linguistics). Applicants' knowledge of English must be documented by an international proficiency test: TOEFL test, including TWE with a minimum of 630 (paper), 267(computer) or 109 (Internet), or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency with an A or B grade, or IELTS test with a minimum of 7.5 (and no module under 7), or the equivalent. The English language requirement for this programme is higher than the basic English 6 requirement. Exemptions can only be given in some instances – please contact the Department of English for information.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 18801 International
  • Free EEA

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland

  • First instalment: 45000 SEK
  • Total course/programme fee: 180000 SEK
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