B.A. On Campus

English Language and Culture

Leiden University

36 months
12100 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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English is spoken, read and written all over the world, from the UK to the US and from South Africa to Australia. At the English Language and Culture BA programme at Leiden University you will be given an in-depth understanding of the English language, its culture and its literatures.


English is a true world language, the mother tongue of approximately 380 million people and spoken as a second language by over a billion more worldwide. As an English bachelor’s student in Leiden you’ll acquire an excellent command of spoken and written English and you’ll immerse yourself at an academic level in its rich culture, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Along the way, you’ll be familiarised with the canon of English literature, from Shakespeare to Coetzee, and you'll learn to translate texts from Old and Middle English.

Why the English Language and Culture BA programme at Leiden University?

  • Because it’s an internationally oriented programme in which you will acquire near-native English language skills and learn to think and write about all aspects of the language at a high academic level.
  • Leiden University’s English Language and Culture is lauded as an open, well-organised, ambitious and fun programme and its teachers are internationally renowned researchers in their fields.
  • You will also learn English dating back to the Middle Ages.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Language Acquisition: The Spoken Word
  • Linguistics: The Phonetics of English
  • Old English Language and Literature
  • Language Acquisition: Grammar in Writing
  • Language and Linguistics: Tools and Methods
  • Literature: The American Renaissance, American Literature

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

  • an equivalent of a Dutch pre-university education (VWO) diploma.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12100 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.

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 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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