Courses and programmes
We offer a wide range of courses within Bilingualism, Scandinavian languages, Swedish, Swedish as a foreign language, Swedish for international students and employees, Swedish for second language teaching, Interpreting and Translation studies. We also give the test Tisus.
Read about our subjects below or go straight to "Find courses and programmes" via the button above. There you can sort by subject, semester, type of education, if open for registration and more. Under the tabs Bilingualism and Swedish Language courses we have grouped the educations under various subject, course and programme headings.
Please note that you have to change the semester yourself on the specific course or programme page, for the correct application information etc. (to the right on desktop, further down the page on tablet or mobile phone).
Covid-19. Teaching at the department during the pandemic
Teaching and examination mainly take place according to the regular form on campus. Please see respective course schedule and the course platform Athena.
The majority of our courses at first and second cycle require a good command of Swedish. However, all of our courses in Bilingualism at the second-cycle level are taught in English. We also give courses in Swedish for international students and employees at Stockholm University, see below.
Swedish as a Foreign Language
The basic entry requirements for our courses in Swedish as a Foreign Language are:
- a successfully completed upper secondary education (or equivalent)
- knowledge of Swedish, corresponding to one semester of full-time studies.
The course is given on two levels and is preparatory for academic studies in Swedish:
- Intermediate Level (Förberedande kurs, NS0222)
- Qualifying Course in Swedish for University Studies (Behörighetsgivande kurs i svenska, NS0333).
Swedish for International Students
At the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at Stockholm University we offer a range of courses and programmes especially for international students. Proficiency requirements vary.
Swedish Language Courses for International Employees at Stockholm University
The courses are designed to give a basic comprehension of the Swedish language and culture to foreign employees working at Stockholm University, in order to enhance every day communication in the academic environment. The courses are concluded with a final test.
Practice your Swedish
Språkstudion at Stockholm University (SU) is the place for you who studies, teaches, does research or is interested in other aspects of languages. Språkstudion offers informal language support to SU and CIVIS staff in Swedish.
Digital Language Cafe
Swedish for lunch: Language practice with colleagues
Courses in Bilingualism
We offer a variety of courses on different aspects of bi- and multilingualism. At the second-cycle level, all of these courses are taught in English.
See the tab Bilingualism further down this page.
Master's Programme in Language Science
We offer Master's Programme in Language Science with four different specialisations (see links below). The programme is administrated by the Department of Linguistics.
Master’s Degree Programmes
We also offer Master’s Degree Programme in
- Translation Studies.
Language of instruction
The language of instruction in the specialisation in Bilingualism in the Master's Programme in Language Science is English. This specialisation is open for international applicants with no knowledge of Swedish.
The specialisations in Scandinavian Languages, Swedish, Swedish as a Second Language require knowledge of Swedish.
The same applies for the Master's Degree Programmes at our department, see our Swedish site:
PhD (doctoral) studies take four years and lead to a PhD, the highest academic degree in Sweden. At our Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, you can get a doctoral degree in Bilingualism, Scandinavian Languages or Translation Studies.
As a PhD student, you are steeped in the scientific method. In short, you learn to think critically and analytically, choose the correct method to solve problems independently, and deepen your understanding of research ethics.
PhD studies give you competence in independently conducting research, a deep understanding of the subject area, and the ability to communicate knowledge and create the conditions for teaching others.
More information about PhD studies at our department will follow.
Keep an eye out for vacant doctoral positions: