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English Language and Culture, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #40 (BCR) Amsterdam, Netherlands
Taught entirely in English, the Bachelor’s programme in English Language and Culture  from University of Amsterdam explores the literary, linguistic, and cultural richness of the vast English-speaking world. 
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Overview

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. Taught exclusively in English, the UvA's Bachelor's in English Language and Culture 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.

In this programme you develop a broad foundation in the field of English studies through language, literature and linguistics. You cover the traditional canon of English literature and examine the newest forms of contemporary English literature from around the globe. You also explore the history and structure of the English language, and its variation around the world. 

The programme at University of Amsterdam offers you the opportunity to specialise in either ‘World Literatures in English’ or ‘English Linguistics and Literature’ during your second and third years. Alongside the core programme, you can select a minor in one of your fields of interest. You can also decide to study abroad for a semester or do an internship.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Diagnostic Language Skills Exam
  • English Linguistics : Stories of English
  • English Literature : Genres, Texts and Contexts
  • English Linguistics : English and Englishes
  • Big Books 
  • English Literature : Medieval and Early Modern Literature
  • Rhetoric and Writing
  • English Linguistics : Language in Use
  • English Literature : The Long Nineteenth Century
  • English Linguistics : Research in English Linguistics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    92

    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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General Requirements

  • Studying with a foreign diploma at the University of Amsterdam means that a student's preparatory education must be equivalent to the Dutch VWO diploma.
  • The starting level of a regular study programme at Dutch universities is comparable to that of other European countries, which is usually one or two years higher than in most countries outside of Europe.
  • A student's diploma or certificate from prior education will be compared with the list of country qualifications that has been drawn up by the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (Nuffic).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8910 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8910 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 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.

Funding

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