Nearly a billion people on Earth use English in their everyday communication. Approximately 400 million are native English speakers everywhere from the United Kingdom to Australia and from South Africa to Alaska. English is a global language. And if you hope to participate in society at all, it is a language that you want to be able to speak and read.
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.
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.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
Minimum required score:
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.
Minimum required score:
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.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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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