Literature with a Specialisation in Literature in English, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    9150 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English
University rank #74 (ARWU) ,
Within the Literature with a specialisation in Literature in English programme offered by Stockholm University you will develop advanced analytical and interpretive skills for the study of literature.


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.

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

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A Degree of Bachelor of Arts, including 90 ECTS credits (major) in a discipline related to the programme (English Literature, English Linguistics).
  • A requirement for all Master's programmes is the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, corresponding to at least 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System.
  • In order to document your eligibility, you must provide University Admissions in Sweden with copies of your previous study information, as well as document your English proficiency. 

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        9150 EUR/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 18300 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
      • EU/EEA

        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

      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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