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Linnaeus University Master of Arts In English Language and Literature
Linnaeus University

Master of Arts In English Language and Literature

Växjö, Sweden

120 Hours


Full time

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03 Sep 2024

SEK 220,000 *


* total tuition fee

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This is a two-year program at the second level with English as its main field of study. You can choose to specialize in linguistics or literature, or a combination of these.

Several of the courses in the Program combine linguistics and literature. The aim is for you to develop knowledge of relevant, modern linguistic and literary theories and methods, primarily within the fields included in the research centers at the faculty, such as the postcolonial and intermedia research centers, as well as multicultural communication and text mining in Data Intensive Digital Humanities. After the first semester, you can choose courses in either linguistics or literature or combine both fields. During the third semester, you have the opportunity to study abroad at one of Linnaeus University’s partner universities or to conduct an internship abroad. If you choose not to go abroad, you will study in Sweden with international students in the Program. You write your Master’s thesis in the fourth semester.


Master of Arts (120 credits) with specialization in linguistics, Main field of study: English or Master of Arts (120 credits) with specialization in literary studies, Main field of study: English or Master of Arts (120 credits) with specialization in linguistics and literary studies, Main field of study: English.

This is Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University is a modern, international university in the southeast of Sweden. We are located in two nature-loving cities, one by the Baltic sea and one surrounded by lakes in the greenest city in Europe. More facts about Linnaeus University:

  • Founded in 2010 through a merger between Kalmar University and Växjö University;
  • Located in Kalmar and Växjö;
  • 44,000 enrolled students;
  • 2,200 enrolled international students;
  • 6th largest university in Sweden in terms of the number of students;
  • 780 partner universities in more than 80 countries;
  • 100-degree programs on the first-cycle level, 8 of them taught in English;
  • 80-degree programs on the second-cycle level, 35 of them taught in English.


Roughly 15 minutes by bike from the city center, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with a university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavor. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city center and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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