Course code: MUVN01
ECTS credits: 15

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below is about autumn semester 2023. The course was also given earlier. Choose semester above for more information!

Study period: autumn semester 2023
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, day
Study period: 2023-08-28 – 2024-01-14
Language of instruction: English

Application code: LU-E1058

Application code: LU-32850
Eligibility: For admission to the course, students must have passed 90 first cycle credits, of which 15 credits must correspond to  a degree project. 


Have you ever wondered about the sounds that surround you in your everyday life? Are you interested in what makes a sound design functional? Do you ever think of how noise and silence affects us? Do you appreciate a smooth and well composed podcast? Are you curious of museums’ use of sound in exhibitions and audio guides? And, are you interested in working with sound through practical exercises?

From a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches the course "sound studies" invites you to learn about the field of sound from a trans-disciplinary approach drawing on psychoacoustics, medicine, acoustics, anthropology, aesthetics, design, sound art and cultural theory. Topic wise you will, a.o., learn about the notion of soundscape; audio walks and audio guides; everyday noise and health problems; sound design and functional sounds; sound in galleries and museums; sound politics and territoriality.
Sound studies also invites you to do practical explorations of the field as you will get the opportunity of doing experiments with e.g. sound in public domains; produce audio guides or reportages; conduct an empirical study of functional sounds; analyze existing and construct new soundscapes; or do aesthetic explorations of artistic sound installations.

Important dates – autumn semester 2023

First Admission Round / Internationell ansökningsomgång

Day Lund, part time, 50 %
In English
August 28, 2023 – January 14, 2024

Closed for applications

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, halvfart
In English
28 augusti 2023 – 14 januari 2024

Öppnas för anmälan den 15 mars 2023

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 27,500
First payment: SEK 27,500
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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.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

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.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

Second Admission Round
Nationell ansökningsomgång
Höstterminen 2023


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