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Swedish

Graphic element for the subject of SwedishSwedish offers many different courses, from undergraduate to Master's level. We also offer courses in Creative Writing and a Bachelor's degree in Communication Management.

As the courses contain theory and practice, students learn both how to describe and to use the Swedish language. Some courses primarily focus on communication, in theory and practice, while others focus on language's relationship to social variables such as sex, class and ethnicity. A number of courses deal with language development and language learning. Most courses are held during the spring and autumn terms, but we also have a range of evening and summer courses.

Our research primarily concerns Swedish in social contexts, such as learning in digital environments or linguistic discrimination in the care system and the police force.

About the subject

Language is a central aspect of human existence. The Swedish language surrounds us every day and is a continual influence. We use language to convey facts and knowledge, but it is also important when we want to express our creativity and our identity.

After graduating

There are many reasons for studying Swedish at degree level. The courses in Swedish have a great deal of potential for those who are interested in language and communication or who wish to improve their ability to express themselves in clear, vital language.

Swedish skills are increasingly in demand in all industries. To be able to read and process texts, or to write clear texts in a range of genres is a prerequisite for all those who work with communication and information. In many work contexts it is important to know how the Swedish speaking community works, to know how we communicate and to know how language is connected to identity.

The breadth of the subject means that studying Swedish can lead to work in many different professions. Qualifications in Swedish could lead to job such as communications officer, editor, writer, reviewer/investigator, educator or researcher. The A, B and C courses in Swedish provide eligibility for teacher education at Sweden’s institutes of higher education.

Courses

We offer many different courses at different levels in Swedish and Creative Writing. We provide courses up to Master’s level (second cycle) in Swedish. We also have a Bachelor’s programme: Communication Management. The language of instruction is Swedish. Swedish courses are provided for exchange students, these can be seen under the Education tab.

As the courses include both theory and practice, you will train both describing and using Swedish. Some courses are primarily aimed at communication, in theory and practice, while others focus on the language’s relationship to social variables such as gender, class and ethnicity. A number of courses also deal with language development and language learning. We also have specially designed courses in creative writing, children’s language development and storytelling. The majority of courses are offered during the spring and autumn semesters, but we also have a range of evening and summer courses.

Research

Our research deals with Swedish in a social context. Read more about our research areas, projects, publications and researchers under the Research tab.