En Cultures Europennes - Filire English Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition Fee
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English
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The Bachelor En Cultures Europennes - Filire English Studies at the University of Luxembourg offers you the opportunity to specialise in English Literature and Linguistics in an exciting international and multilingual setting.


From the beginning of your academic career, you will explore a wide range of topics and approaches, engage in current scholarly debates and investigate the complexities and the intricacies of your chosen field. The En Cultures Européennes - Filière English Studies programme is delivered by University of Luxembourg.

What is special about this programme?

Do you ever wonder about the power and the beauty of the written word? Are you curious about how we use language and why we adapt the way we speak and write to social or cultural circumstances? If you do think about such issues, this study programme may be for you.

The structure of the Bachelor En Cultures Européennes - Filière English Studies is quite unique: it embeds traditional training in English Studies within a lived interdisciplinary and intercultural framework. Indeed, our team brings together staff from different parts of the world, and our teaching is informed by a variety of academic cultures and methodologies.

Moreover, the interdisciplinary framework of the Bachelor is co-organised by the five tracks of the study programme:

  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Philosophy

It provides general introductions to the other BCE and related fields on the one hand, and interdisciplinary training on the other.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Bachelor en Cultures Européennes: English Studies track, you will be qualified to pursue a Master degree in English Studies and/or Humanities related fields.

In combination with an MA and a stay abroad in an English-speaking country, you will meet the legal requirements for teaching careers in Luxembourg.

Moreover, our focus on critical thinking, presentation skills, and active engagement with text and language will prepare you for careers in:

  • journalism and related professions
  • publishing
  • communications and public relations
  • cultural agencies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses are organised into modules that cover the following areas of study:

Language and Linguistics
  • English Linguistics
  • Language, Society and Power
Literature and Culture
  • Text and Context
  • Form and Genre
  • Criticism and Theory
  • Comparative Literature
Interdisciplinary Framework and Related Fields
  • German, French and Romance Literatures and Linguistics
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Lecture Series and Seminars with a variety of focuses

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

General Admissions Requirements

To apply and register for this programme you will need:

  • a school leaving qualification awarded or declared equivalent by the Luxembourg Ministry of Education;
  • verified language skills in English (Common European Framework: C1 see below); and
  • verified language skills (B2) in a second language (German or French); an A2 level in a third language (German or French) is highly recommended. This is important, because the interdisciplinary framework of our study programme is multilingual.
  • to write an admissions essay
Admissions Essay

The admissions essay plays an important role in your application. It is your chance to tell us why you want to take our programme and it will help us to assess whether our programme is suitable for you. Writing this essay will encourage you to think about the study programme you are applying to, and ultimately, our aim is to help you decide whether studying English Literature and Linguistics is what you want to do.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 400 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 400 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • 400 / semester (semester 1-2)
  • 200 / semester (semester 3-6)

Living costs for Luxembourg

950 - 950 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studies Grants
  • Bourse Erasmus
  • Grants under cultural agreements
  • Grant for non-European students
  • Grant and loan - Cedies (Ministry of Culture, Higher Education and Research)
  • Flix Chom Foundation
  • Federal Education and Training Assistance Act (known by the German acronym BAFG)
  • German Academic Exchange Service (known by the German acronym DAAD) grant
  • French-speaking Community grant Belgium
  • Regional Students Welfare Office (known by the French acronym CROUS) France

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.