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At the Department of Swedish you can study Swedish, Swedish as a Second Language, and Swedish as a Foreign Language. You can also choose to focus on a specific area, such as writing or rhetoric. If you would like to know more about the languages of our neighbouring countries, we also offer Nordic Studies, Icelandic, and Danish.

In several cases you can choose between regular daytime courses and part-time evening courses. We also give a number of web-based courses. Beside the courses listed in the course catalogue we give a variety of professional development courses on a contractual basis.

The Department of Swedish offers an array of undergraduate courses, master courses, and postgraduate courses. We have a Master’s programme in Swedish as a Second Language, admitting new students every term. Three research disciplines lead up to a Ph.D. degree: Nordic Languages, Swedish as a Second Language, and Computational Linguistics. We also have a doctoral school in Swedish as a Second Language, leading up to a licentiate degree. The school deals with language and learning in a multicultural society, and it is run in collaboration with Stockholm University and Södertörn University College.

If Swedish is not your first language, and if you would like to improve your ability to write and speak our language, you can choose one of the courses in Swedish as a Foreign Language. You can also take courses that will give you the knowledge in Swedish that is required for further studies at the university. Then you have to take the so-called Tisus test.

If you are interested in becoming a teacher of Swedish or Swedish for Young Children we offer special courses for future teachers of Swedish together with the Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion.

If you want to know more about our courses and programmes, please contact the student counsellor, take a look at the course catalogue or visit us at the Department.

Page Manager: Kristina Holmlid|Last update: 8/2/2011

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