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Master's Programme in Literature, 120 ECTS

The Master’s Programme in Literature is offered in collaboration between several departments at Stockholm University.

The programme leads to a degree in the main field of study and aims to deepen and enhance the students’ academic and linguistic competence, as well as their knowledge in the broad field of literature.

Giving an international and transnational perspective, the programme qualifies students for doctoral studies in the fields listed below, but is also useful for work requiring a knowledge about the significance of language for communication and social development, as well as international broad-mindedness, historical competence and the ability to deal with complex information in a systematic and critical fashion.
The compulsory courses are given in English or Swedish and focus on general questions such as the distinctive character of literary interpretation, the concept of literature in different languages and cultures, and narrative form and function.

In consultation with your study counsellor or supervisor, you will draw up a plan for your individual studies on the basis of your own interests and needs. The programme also leaves room for practical training.

The programme is coordinated by the Department of Culture and Aesthetics. As a student in the programme you will be taking the main part of your courses at the department of your subject of specialization.

If you have questions about the programme in general, you are welcome to contact the coordinator: Axel Englund axel.englund@littvet.su.se

The first two compulsory courses within the programme are:

Scientific Method and Research Ethics at the Department of Philosophy: Scientific Method and Research Ethics 7.5 ECTS

Introduction to Literary Interpretation at the Department of English (with the Department of Culture and Aesthetics): Introduction to Literary Interpretation 7,5 hp

Other compulsory courses within the programme:

English for Academic Research at the Department of English. English for Academic Research 7.5 ECTS

Our recommendation is that you apply to English for Academic Research so that you are able to take the course during the third term of your studies. As a registered student within the Master’s programme in Literature, you are guaranteed admission to the course, on condition that you have applied in time.

Narrative Theory at the Department of English: Narrative Theory 7,5 hp

 

Apply at www.antagning.se

Please also make sure that you keep track of your application, which will be particularly important if you change your personal data (i.e. if you initially did not have a Swedish person-number and have later received one)

 

Courses within your specialization

Questions concerning courses within the specialization, previous studies in the subject, or the special eligibility requirements in the subject are best answered by the department hosting the specialization:

Ancient Greek Literature
Department of Romance Studies and Classics​

Study counsellor

Education plan and link to application

Czech Literature
Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch and German

Study counsellor

Education plan and link to application

English Literature
Masters Programme in Literature with a Specialisation in English Literature
ma@english.su.se

Education plan and link to application

Finnish Literature
Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch and German
Study Counsellor

Education plan and link to application

French Literature
Department of Romance Studies and Classics
Study Counsellor

Education plan and link to application

German Literature
Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch and German
Study Counsellor

Education plan and link to application

Hispanic Literature
Department of Romance Studies and Classics
Study Counsellor

Education plan and link to application

Italian Literature
Department of Romance Studies and Classics
Study Counsellor

Education plan and link to application

Latin Literature
Department of Romance Studies and Classics
Study Counsellor

Education plan and link to application

Polish Literature

Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch and German
Study Counsellor

Education plan and link to application

Russian Literature
Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch and German
Study Counsellor

Education plan and link to application

Application and admission

For general questions about the application process, what type of documentation to submit, fees, scholarships, etc. please visit the Swedish Admissions site for higher education, www.universityadmissions.se.

You may also contact the Admission’s Office at Stockholm University:
http://www.su.se/english/study/application-admissions
E-mail: study@su.se
 

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Contact

Exchange Coordinator
Maarit Hämäläinen
Room: 203
​Phone: +46 (0)8-16 14 71
Email: maarit.hamalainen@su.se

Student Affairs Office
Mattias Arreborn
Room: 260
Phone: +46 (0)8-674 74 84
E-mail: expedition.ike@su.se 

Visiting Hours: Mon–Thu 09:30–11.30 and Thursdays 13.30–15.30
Phone Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 13:30–15:30

Study Counsellor, Literature
Emma Lennström
Room: 256
Phone: +46 (0)8-16 35 34
E-mail: studievagledare@littvet.su.se

Visiting Hours: Tue 14:00–15:00
Phone Hours: Tue–Wed 13:00-14:00
Other times by appointment.