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English, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #87 (ARWU) Basel, Switzerland
The English programme of the University of Basel researches and teaches in the two academic areas of Literature and Linguistics.
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Overview

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

At Bachelor's level , the English programme of the University of Basel familiarizes students with the complex field of English language (s), literatures and cultures and introduces them to linguistic, literary and cultural theories and methods. The students develop an understanding of English and its phenomenon from a social, cultural, historical and cognitive perspective. An essential part of the study is also the acquisition of excellent language skills, especially for academic use (written and oral).

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

The admission to a degree program at the University of Basel is granted in accordance with the admission regulations of the Rectorate and the regulations and rules of the university. The admission regulations for the upcoming academic year are issued in December by the Rectorate, in accordance 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1544 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 772 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1544 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 772 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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  • CHF 850 per semester

Living costs for Basel

  • 1615 - 2340 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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