Prerequisites for Lund University


An undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) of at least 3 years, 180 ECTS credits, in Humanities or social science or the equivalent.

English B (advanced) language proficiency shall be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (with no section less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL paper-based score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575; internet based score of 20 (scale 0-30) and a total score of 90 
  • Cambridge/Oxford – Advanced Certificate of Proficiency 
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, according to the International Handbook of Universities
  • A pass on English course B (Swedish upper secondary school).

Please check the full list of English language proficiency requirements and exemptions at 

Selection Criteria

Selection is based on academic qualifications and a letter of intent of max 2 pages. Here you must state your motivation for studying at MACA, your visions for a future career and your skills in cultural analysis.

How to apply.