Course instance

  • Freestanding course, bachelor’s level
  • 10 credits
  • Malmö | afternoon | 33%
  • 7 October 2024 - 19 January 2025
  • Full tuition fee: 16000 SEK

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About the course

The aim of the course is to further develop deepend knowledge and skills in the Swedish language as well as deepen knowledge and understanding about Swedish Culture and Society. The course develops knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical parts for oral and written communication in Swedish. The course also contains reading of coherent texts. In all parts, the Swedish everyday life, the student life and societal issues stands in focus. In addition to the language instruction Swedish culture and Swedish social life will be presented and discussed in English.

After finishing the course, the student will have a knowledge in Swedish that corresponds to approximately 50% of Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference scale (CEFR).

If you want to enter level IV in Swedish Language, Culture and Society and do not have finished course III you can take an eligibility test at Malmö University or digitally to show your prior knowledge of Swedish. If you apply for the course, you will receive an invitation to the eligibility test.

Course content

Entry requirements and selection


Entry requirements

General entry requirements + English 6 and completed course SV213S/SV213L/AK306E Swedish Language, Culture and Society III.


equivalent knowledge in Swedish tested by an eligibility test.


Upper secondary grades 34%, University credits completed 32%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 34%

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Course literature

Fasth, Cecilia & Kannermark, Anita (latest edition), Form i fokus B with key. Lund: Folkuniversitetets förlag. (ca 200 s)

Levy Scherrer, Paula, Lindemalm, Karl (latest edition). Rivstart B1+B2 Textbok. Lund: Natur och Kultur. (ca 85 s)

Levy Scherrer, Paula, Lindemalm, Karl (latest edition). Rivstart B1+B2 Övningsbok. Lund: Natur och Kultur. (ca 65 s)

Literature in Swedish and by a Swedish author (selected in consultation with the teacher).

Material for Swedish culture and Swedish social life will be distributed by the teacher.

Additional material may be introduced but no more than 100 pages.

Course evaluation

Malmö University provides students who participate in, or who have completed a course, with the opportunity to express their opinions and describe their experiences of the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarise the results of course evaluations. The University will also inform participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures taken in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).