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English Bachelor's Thesis - Linguistics

Information for admitted students Spring 2024

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on whether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

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Building on skills acquired in English I and English II, the course gives students the opportunity for more in depth study of different aspects of English linguistics. The course comprises two optional modules and a Bachelor degree project module.

Information on registration spring 2024


If you are admitted and have accepted an offer of a place, please note that you also need to register in January. Registration is mandatory and will be open in Ladok for admitted students between 4 and 9 January. You need to register on time to confirm and keep your place.

Registration is done online. You can register online through Ladok if you are accepted to the course without conditions. You need to have activated your account, but please note the below information on logging into Ladok in January 2024.

Ladok for students

Important: As of 1 January 2024, you must temporarily log in to Ladok in a different way than you normally do. Instead of using your regular university account, you must use eduID or your account on  Read more: Temporary way to log in to Ladok starting in the New Year.

If you are conditionally admitted, the conditions have to be fulfilled in order to register and start the course. Contact our Student Affairs Office when registration opens if you have questions.


After registration or before the course starts, you will get access to Stockholm university's web-based learning platform Athena where course material from teachers will be made available. You use the same login details on Athena as for your university account.


  • Course structure

    English Bachelor’s Thesis - Linguistics (30 credits) comprises two optional modules and a Bachelor’s degree project module.


    Optional modules in English linguistics (7.5 credits each)

    A selection of modules will be given each term and students are asked to submit their preferences. Students take one optional module in period AB and one optional module in period CD. The number of optional modules that will be given is subject to change, depending on the number of registered students.

    Course descriptions with reading lists for the optional modules can be found under "More information" below.

    Degree project in English linguistics (15 credits)

    This module runs across the term. As well as a series of seminars, meetings with the assigned supervisor will be set up individually. The exact schedule (dates and times) for the defence seminars will depend on the number of participating students.

    Degree Project - Linguistics, general information, VT24 (pdf) (155 Kb)
    Degree Project - Linguistics, seminar series description, VT24 (pdf) (236 Kb)

    Teaching format

    The teaching comprises seminars, workshops and individual supervision for the degree project. Active participation is expected from students on all teaching in order to pass the examination. Students will often work with different tasks and assignments during the seminars in preparation for the examination. Apart from scheduled teaching, time will be spent reading course literature and completing mandatory assignments. Full-time students are expected to spend about 40 hours per week on their studies.


    Optional modules in English linguistics: Oral assignment and written assignments.

    Degree project in English linguistics: Degree Project, formulated together with supervisor and ventilated at the end of term.


    Examiners, degree projects, HT23 (pdf) (170 Kb)

    Examiners, HT23 (pdf) (118 Kb)

    Examiners, VT24 (pdf) (151 Kb)

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course reports

  • More information

    For the spring term 2024, information to admitted students will be sent out in the end of December, asking for preferences of optional modules and topic for the degree project through an online form. The deadline for submitting preferences is 3 January. We will confirm optional module placements in conjunction with the start of term, as it will depend on the allocation of supervisors, number of registered students and on eligibilty. In January you will also get access to the sites on Athena for the modules you've been placed in. You will get information on who your supervisor is at the first seminar for the degree project seminar series (see the schedule for details).

    Below are the optional modules planned for the spring term 2024. Note that the number of optional modules that will be given is subject to change, depending on the final number of registered students.

    Optional modules in English linguistics - period AB:
    Phonetics, VT24 (pdf) (221 Kb)

    Optional modules in English linguistics - period CD:
    English in Old and New Media, VT24 (pdf) (167 Kb)
    English as a Lingua Franca, VT24 (pdf) (250 Kb)


  • Contact

    Coordinator, degree project: Kathrin Kaufhold

    Student Affairs Office