About the subject

Would you like to know more about English language literature? And how much do you really know about the history of the English language? Do you want to take the opportunity to develop your skills in academic writing in English? And would you like to study in an international and vibrant research environment?

English is the world’s first second language and is used daily by close to a billion people worldwide. At the Department of English at Stockholm University, students and teachers from all over the world work, study, and conduct research. We offer a wide range of first, second and third cycle courses and programmes in English language literature and linguistics as well as academic and creative writing. Our courses and programmes are taught by internationally active researchers and we give courses on a variety of topics such as Victorian, modern, and world literature, English as a lingua franca, semantics, syntax, and sociolinguistics, poetry and many more. We also offer part time courses on oral presentation, academic and creative writing, cultural studies, and famous works from different parts of the English-speaking world.

Courses and programmes


For a bachelor’s degree in English you can choose to study individual courses or join one of the bachelor’s programmes listed under Educations within the subject.

A master’s degree in English can only be obtained through enrolment in one of the master’s programmes listed under Educations within the subject.

More information about degrees at Stockholm University