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University of Basel

36 months
1538 EUR/year
1538 EUR/year
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At the bachelor's level, the English course from University of Basel familiarizes you with the complex field of the English language(s), literatures and cultures and introduces you to linguistic, literary and cultural studies theories and methods.


The students in the BA English from University of Basel develop an understanding of English and its phenomena from a social, cultural, historical and cognitive perspective. An essential part of the course is also the acquisition of excellent language skills, especially for academic use (written and oral).

The English seminar at the University of Basel researches and teaches in the two academic sub-areas of literature and linguistics.

English-language  literary studies pursues a cultural studies and interdisciplinary approach and considers Anglophone literature in the context of mentality and cultural-historical development processes as well as in connection with other media. 

The linguistics  of English examines the meaning and functioning of the English language in everyday life, culture and science, in private and public spaces, in the present and in the past. 

Postgraduate master’s programs

After completing a bachelor's degree in English, the interdisciplinary master's degree in "Language and Communication" or the multilingual master's degree in "Literary Studies" can be considered in addition to the master's degree in English (in combination with a second subject). These two are studied without a second subject.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • English and Irish literature and culture since the Renaissance, especially in the areas of drama of the Shakespeare period, literature and memory, as well as literature and space / cultural topographies
  • American literature from the 18th to the 20th century
  • Postcolonial literature and theory
  • Literary, cultural and media theory as well as aesthetics
  • Cognitive linguistics and psycholinguistics, especially language acquisition;
  • Sociolinguistics and discourse analysis of English.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to study at the University of Basel takes place in accordance with the admission guidelines of the Rectorate , university rules and regulations. The Rectorate of the University of Basel issues the admission guidelines for the coming academic year in December. The inter-university and international guidelines are taken into account.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1538 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 769 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    1538 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 769 EUR per semester during 36 months.
  • CHF 850 per semester

Living costs for Basel

1615 - 2332 CHF /month
Living costs

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


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