24 months
11038 EUR/year
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This master in English Language and Literature from Linnaeus University is a two-year programme at the second level with English as its main field of study. You can choose to specialise in linguistics or literature, or a combination of these.

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Several of the courses in the English Language and Literature programme from Linnaeus University 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 centres at the faculty, such as the postcolonial and intermedial research centres, 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 on 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 programme. You write your Master’s thesis in the fourth semester.


You develop broad and in-depth knowledge in one of the specialisations as well as an interdisciplinary field combining these. The programme provides a solid foundation for doctoral studies and prepares you for work in publishing, culture, education, communication, media and administration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English in contrast
  • Islands in Literature
  • Corpus Methods in Practice
  • Literature and migration
  • Psycholinguistics and experimental design
  • Intermedial ecocriticism
  • Linguistic perspectives
  • The Self in Travel Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To meet the entry requirements for master's level (second cycle or graduate) studies, you must have been awarded a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognised university.
  • 90 credits in English Linguistics or English Literature, or some other relevant field within language or literature.
  • English 7 or the equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11038 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22076 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Tuition fee, first payment: 55,000 SEK
  • Tuition fee, total: 220,000 SEK

Living costs for Växjö

6090 - 10000 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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