Course code: ENGC06
Swedish title: Poesi och hållbarhet i skolämnet engelska
Credits: 7.5

Study period: autumn semester 2024
Type of studies: part time, 25 % , distance course
Study period: 2024-09-02 – 2025-01-19
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-34221
Eligibility: Admission to the course requires at least 60 credits in completed first-cycle courses.


This course uses poetry as a means of engaging with issues of climate change and sustainability. We explore an assortment of poems from various time periods and from different parts of the English-speaking world to examine how they enable a discussion and potential reframing of our relationship with the non-human world. This course will equip teachers, future teachers, and other interested participants, with a toolbox for working with poetry to enable reflection on sustainability, both as individuals, and within their own potential classroom contexts.

Kursens innehåll

Students will learn about and apply the critical tools and technical terminology required to analyse a range of poems. Students will practice connecting current research on climate change and sustainability to poems and will explore a variety of relevant theoretical perspectives.


Core course content will be delivered through a series of online sessions which will contain a combination of lectures, workshops, and group discussions. Students are expected to read allocated primary and secondary texts as preparation for the classes, but also have the opportunity to influence the contents of the course discussion based on their own areas of interest.


This course has a strong focus on reflection and dialogue, and the assessment design for the course reflects this with active participation during sessions contributing to the overall score. During the course students will also reflect on their learning in a series of short written assignments on which they will receive teacher feedback. Students will create a group podcast in which they will be invited to communicate their ideas about the environment and poetry in a non-traditional and accessible format.


Efter kursen


Students will leave the course well equipped to have nuanced and productive discussions about sustainability and the role of poetry in their own classrooms and communities.

Important dates – autumn semester 2024

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

distans Lund, kvartsfart
In English
2 September 2024 – 19 January 2025

Öppnar för sen anmälan den 15 July 2024

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full course tuition fee: SEK 14,375
First payment: SEK 14,375
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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

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EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

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Second Admission Round
Nationell ansökningsomgång
höstterminen 2024

Öppnar 15 July

English Studies

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