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Course design in higher education

Course design in higher education is open to teachers, and staff with teaching assignments, at Lund University. It builds on the course Teaching and learning in higher education (or the previous Learning and teaching in HE, LATHE, or similar courses). Participants will be able to increase their understanding of student learning and course design, and become more familiar with literature and research on teaching and learning in higher education. Furthermore, participants will be able to discuss their own teaching as well as analyse and plan teaching in conjunction with assignments. The course equals three weeks of fulltime work, i.e. 120 hours, that can be translated to 4.5 higher education credits (translation and reporting to Ladok is done at your faculty). Apart from scheduled hours, the course continously comprises online activities and individual work, such as reading and written assignments. In case of absence (however, not more than 20 %), compensatory assignments are provided.

A central activity of the course is to plan and develop a present course at your department. The course might be one where you are currently involved as a teacher or one you will give in the future. We recommend that you discuss your choice with the director of studies and/or the course coordinator, so that you can contribute to teaching and learning at your department.

Please note that all participants need to prepare a short (1 page) proposal/outline for the course project that should be uploaded on the course platform during the first week of the course.

Participants from the Faculty of social sciences are also required to attend a faculty-specific event, “Generic skills and pedagogical merits”, that is held by the faculty once per semester. The event for this autumn  will take place on 18 November, 9-13. Responsible: Elin Bommenel, Arne Kristiansen and Anna Pettersson.

Note! Being present at the first course meeting is mandatory in order to follow the course. This meeting can neither be attended online nor be compensated for by makeup-tasks.

Course dates:

18 September, 13.15-17.00, O104

25 September, 13.15-16.00, O104

2 October, 13.15-16.00, O104

10 October, 13.15-16.00, O104

15 October, 13.15-16.00, O104

22 October, 13.15-16.00, O104

*19 November, 09.00-16.00, M313

*20 November, 09.00-16.00, M313

*21 November, 09.00-16.00, M313

27 November, 13.15-16.00, O104

4 December, 13.15-16.00, O104

*NOTE! These are small group sessions, with half a day per person. Groups will be announced when the course starts.

All meetings take place at AHU, MNO-huset, Sölvegatan 16, Lund.

Syllabus (PDF)

Practical information (PDF)


Katarina Mårtensson, AHU

Johanna Bergqvist Rydén, AHU


Language: English

Scope: The workload on the course equals three weeks of full-time work. For doctoral students the course is evaluated to ECTS credits by your faculty.

Charge for admission: 
Lund University teachers: 9.900 SEK

Application: You apply no later than 3 June 2019 by way of the educational coordinator or equivalent person at your faculty. The number of participants is limited to 24.


School of Economics and Management 
Jeanette Ströberg, 046-222 34 34

Faculties of Humanities and Theology 
Hege Markussen, 046-222 77 35

Faculty of Law 
Jenny Lindskog, 046-222 10 04

Faculty of Fine & Performing Arts
Hans Hellsten, 040-32 54 88

Faculty of Engineering
Lisbeth Tempte, 046-222 31 22

Faculty of Medicine 
Annika Diehl, 046-222 19 90

Faculty of Science
Hanna Hallgren, 046-222 44 24

Faculty of Social Sciences
Lovisa Eriksson, 046-222 83 18

Lina Andersson, 046-222 39 00