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English Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #1041 (BCR) Malmö, Sweden
The English Studies programme from Malmö University combines the academic study of literature and linguistics, ultimately leading to specialization in one of these disciplines. Through research and critical thinking about texts of many eras and genres, you will learn to develop, articulate and defend your ideas clearly and with confidence.
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At Malmö University, English Studies reflects our faculty’s research and the breadth of current scholarship. As is standard in Swedish higher education, the Bachelor programme comprises linguistic and literary components, with faculty specialising in either discipline. This combination fosters a sophisticated consciousness of how language is structured and used in a range of social contexts.

Language is our main form of communication: mostly we use it effortlessly, unaware of its intricacy and uniqueness; but linguistics aims to understand how it works, through grammar, phonetics, and semantics, and using tools such as corpus linguistics and critical discourse analysis. You will learn to make detailed analyses of language data and examine socially relevant aspects of language use, to explain how it communicates ideas, exerts power, and builds solidarity.

Literature is written to entertain; but can it also shape society? Literary studies aims to familiarise you with poetry, drama and prose from the Renaissance to today, enhancing your understanding of how texts are constructed, how we respond to them, and how they relate to historical contexts and other arts. By using a range of critical frameworks, you will learn to relate textual details to issues such as identity, beauty, and politics.


Our students gain skills applicable to a range of careers, including media (journalism, publishing, TV, radio, film), teaching, business and administration. You will learn to analyse, evaluate, and create texts – transferable skills recognised by employers who value clear arguments, logical analysis, careful management of complex information, creative solutions and initiative in conducting research. The BA provides a strong foundation for graduate study in linguistics or literature, creative writing, teaching, and other fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Writing and Rhetoric
  • Introduction to English Grammar
  • Phonetics
  • Semantics
  • Reading and Responding
  • Culture, Narrative and Representation
  • Academic Writing and Rhetoric
  • Sociolinguistics - Theories and Methods
  • The History of the English Language
  • Researching Literature

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Application requirements:

  • General entry requirements + English B.
  • For Swedish Upper Secondary Grades merit rating will be calculated according to Områdesbehörighet 6/A6
  • Selection:

final grades 66% national university aptitude test 34%

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7536 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22621 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Full tuition Fee: 235,000 SEK

Living costs for Malmö

  • 7318 - 11470 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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