English IV for teaching at Upper Secondary Schools (EN04GY) is an advanced level course consisting of two modules (7.5 credits each) and a degree project (15 credits). Students will choose a preferred specialisation (English literature or English linguistics) ahead of each term. Different modules at advanced level are given within the two specialiastions each term. The degree project is written within the chosen specialisation and should also have relevance to the teaching profession.

  • The courses aim at further developing the students’ understanding of literary / linguistic concepts, analyses and methodology within the chosen field of linguistics or literature, as well as their ability to apply these on relevant authentic material. Each module will have a series of seminars.
  • The purpose of the degree project is to give the students the opportunity to independently identify and formulate a research question within a chosen field of study in linguistics or literature and to seek, collect, evaluate and interpret relevant information in relation to this research question and present this in a research paper. Students will attend some seminars related to the degree project.

Course plan

Information spring term 2020

  • Register for the course online through Ladok. Web registration will be open between 7 and 13 January. Please note that you need to fulfill the eligibilty criteria in order to register online. See course plan for information on the eligibility criteria.
  • Planned modules / courses at advanced level - in English literature and in English linguistics. Please see each specialisation for schedules and module information. Students will take one module in period 1 (AB) and one module in period 2 (CD), as well as the degree project, within their chosen specialisation.

Module placements

Students due to take the course are asked to submit their preference in terms of specialisation (literature or linguistics) via an online form that will be sent out at the end of December. The form will also include topic suggestions for the degree project within the chosen specialisation.

Ahead of the spring term, preferences and topic suggestions need to be submitted by 8 January. After the allocation of supervisors is completed, you will get access to Athena where further course material from teachers will be made available. You will get information on who your degree project supervisor is at the first seminar with the coordinators for each specialisation - linguistics or literature (see the schedule for details).


If you have practical or administrative questions, such as on how to fill in the online form, pleae contact our Student Affairs Office.

If you are interested in speaking to a specific teacher, please contact them in advance to see when they will be available. For questions on degree project topics, please contact the degree project coordinators in January.

Coordinator (literature): Giles Whiteley

Coordinator (linguistics): Mikko Höglund