• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
English is the international language of science, diplomacy and business. Furthermore, English literature takes an important place in world literature. When you study English Language and Culture at Radboud University, you dive into an extremely versatile field of study that opens up a whole world for you.
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Programme overview

The Bachelor's programme in English Language and Culture focuses on literature, society and history of English language. This programme also allows you to build your English language skills, allowing you to speak and write at a professional level.

You can also take advantage of Radboud's extensive international network to find opportunities for international studies or internships.

What will you learn?

  • Gain a thorough understanding of English language literature as well as English language communication

  • Learn about English language and its role in history and culture

  • Gain valuable language, writing and research skills

Career prospects

With a degree in English Language and Culture, you will find a range of jobs to choose from. To give you an idea of possible careers, here is a sample of jobs our graduates are now doing:

  • Teacher
  • Translator
  • Journalist for newspapers and magazines
  • Government official
  • Consultant in intercultural communication
  • Policy-maker for the government

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    EU/EEA: 1 May: Recommended deadline: if you are admitted, assistance in finding housing is provided 

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • British Culture and History
  • Philopsophical Reflection
  • English Liguistics:Theory and Practice
  • Oral Communication Skills - British English 
  • Reading Literature: An Introduction
  • Writing English
  • Phonetics British English
  • British Literature and Culture of the 19th and 20th Century
  • English from Old to New

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • If you have completed, or are about to complete a study programme abroad, then your diploma will be assessed on an individual basis in order to determine whether your previous education allows for admission. Should your diploma allow for admission, then you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply. You will receive more information on these additional requirements during your application procedure.
  • English proficiency
  • Would you like to know if you are eligible to be admitted to this programme? Take our E-Check and instantly get an insight in your eligibility: echeck.ru.nl
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8342 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8342 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nijmegen

  • 800 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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.


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