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English Language and Culture

36 months
11000 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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During the English Language and Culture programme at Utrecht University, not a day will go by without you learning a new English word. In Utrecht, one of the ways you learn the language is by reading great authors  ̶  not just by studying grammar.


Many students think they already know English. Not you. You know that there is still a lot to learn. And studying English also means investigating how the language actually works, and how people learn it and use the different varieties. Moreover, the English Language and Culture programme at Utrecht University is more than language. You explore literature and culture in the English-speaking world in depth. Not only in Great Britain and the United States but also Ireland, Australia and South Africa.

You study the influences of social and political developments. This fusion of language, literature and culture does not make learning English easier, but it does make it considerably more interesting.

Career perspectives

After a Bachelor's most students go on to take a follow-on Master’s programme. A Master’s allows you to work in a various fields of employment. It all depends on the direction you followed in your specialisation.

The Language Of Business And Science

Expertise in English language and culture means you have a lot to offer an employer. English is the most important business language, but it is also the language of academic research. When ideas meet in the world, they do so in English. Graduates also find employment in the publishing, communications and education sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Sound Lab
  • The Writers’ Lab
  • Prescribing and Describing English
  • Bede to the Bard: English Literature 449-1649
  • Foundations of English Linguistics
  • Milton to the Millennium: English Literature 1650-2000

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

  • In the Netherlands, only the Dutch VWO diploma gives direct access to a university education. If you hold a foreign secondary school diploma, International Student Admissions will need to determine whether you can be admitted to the University. In this case, they will verify if your diploma is considered equivalent to a Dutch VWO diploma.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11000 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • Dutch and other EU/EEA students (statutory fee, full-time): € 2,209
  • Institutional fee: € 9,895 (EU/EEA), € 11,000 (non-EU/EEA)

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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