About us

The Department of English is one of the leading centres in Scandinavia for studies in English, with students and teachers from many parts of the world. We conduct first-rate research and teaching in an open and innovative environment.

The Department of English was established at Stockholm University in 1932. You can learn more about the department's history in the celebratory volume Stockholm University English Department: Our First 75 Years (2007), edited by Magnus Ljung and Gunnel Melchers.

Today our teaching and research cover two main areas - English linguistics and English language-literature. We offer a wide range of courses and programmes from undergraduate to more advanced levels, including PhD studies. Our courses provide both practical training in the language and theoretical knowledge in a number of areas, and are taught by teachers with a strong research profile. More information about our courses and programmes can be found on our education pages.

Studying English at Stockholm University

The department's researchers work in a number of areas, which can be seen in the department's international publications and in the Faculty of Humanities' support for our leading research in both literature and linguistics.


The department in numbers

about 40 employees, of which seven are PhD students

about 750 - 950 students per semester

several courses at the first and second cycle level

several courses in programs at the first cycle level

three programs at the second cycle level

two third cycle programs



Here you find contact information for overall functions and staff at the Department of English:


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