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English Language and Culture

University of Amsterdam

36 months
9450 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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Taught entirely in English, the English Language and Culture programme of the University of Amsterdam explores the literary, linguistic, and cultural richness of the vast English-speaking world. 


The World of English

From its humble beginnings as one of the languages of Britain, English has spread all over the globe and emerged as the international language of science, the media, politics, and technology. The English Language and Culture programme of the University of Amsterdam allows you to explore and deepen your appreciation of the literature and linguistics of the English-speaking world.

As you work your way through the traditional canon and world literature in English from around the globe, you will study the origins and development of the language, diverse World Englishes like Australian, South African, Indian and Singaporean, as well as how they are perceived and represented in the literary and media worlds.

Is English Language and Culture right for you?

  • You want to master your spoken and written command of the English language.
  • You love reading books by the likes of William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and Jane Austen, and are passionate about the language, literature and culture of England, the United States and the rest of the English-speaking world.
  • You enjoy writing, whether it’s an article for your school newspaper, a review of your favourite book or poem, a paper about the structure and development of the language, or your very own story.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • English Linguistics 1: Stories of English
  • English Literature 1: Genres, Texts and Contexts
  • English Linguistics 2: English and Englishes
  • Texts in Focus
  • English Literature 2: Medieval and Early Modern Literature
  • Rhetoric and Writing

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

  • Students applying to one of our Bachelor’s programmes should hold a Dutch VWO diploma, a HBO propedeuse or a foreign diploma that is equivalent to one of these diplomas. If you have foreign credentials, mathematics and English should be included in your final examination or attended until the last year of your secondary education.
  • The starting level of a regular study programme at Dutch universities is comparable to that of other Western European countries, but it is generally higher than in most countries outside Western Europe.
  • If you are a non-native English speaker, you will need to demonstrate English language proficiency in order to be eligible for our English-taught Bachelor’s programmes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9450 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9450 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /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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