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In-depth Course in English, Linguistic Specialization

Bachelor's level | 15 credits | Course code: EN1320
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Period: 31 August 2020 - 2 November 2020
Spring 2021
100% Day
Period: 18 January 2021 - 24 March 2021
2 Opens 15 September GU-23009
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course consists of two modules: Module 1: English Linguistics – Theory and Method (7.5 Higher Education Credits) This module analyzes the English language in terms of its structure and function from the perspective of various linguistic subdisciplines, such as semantics, syntax, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, among others. In connection with the study of these linguistic approaches, the course considers current methods in language research, such as data collection methods (observation, elicitation, corpus building, etc.). As this module contributes to the completion of an independent research project by the student, it includes critical discussions of the practices and conditions of scientific authorship (the writing process, source documentation, peer review, source criticism, research ethics) and provides an opportunity for structured reflection on students’ own scientific style and approach. Module 2: English Linguistics (7,5 Higher Education Credits) The main point of departure for this module is that language is both a cognitive phenomenon and a social/cultural action. Based on modern functional/cognitive paradigms, the course provides an in-depth description of core linguistic phenomena (primarily syntactic and semantic/pragmatic) in relation to English along with the analytical concepts used for studying these.

"Important additional information for the 2020 autumn semester in connection to the corona pandemic: if teaching and examination cannot be conducted on campus, the course will be offered in an online format instead"

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: 30 credits Introductory course + 22,5 Intermediate Course. Written Proficiency or Academic Writing within the Intermediate Course or IELTS 7.5 no part under 6.5 or TOEFL 625, TWE score 5.5 or equivalent must be included.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 21 500 SEK
First payment: 21 500 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

E-mail:, Phone: 031-786 1795


Department of Languages & Literatures
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6

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Utskriftsdatum: 2020-08-06