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English Language and Literature

University of Chicago

48 months
59256 USD/year
59256 USD/year
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The undergraduate program in English Language and Literature at University of Chicago  provides students with the opportunity to intensively study works of literature, drama, and film originally written in English.


Courses address fundamental questions about topics such as the status of literature within culture, the literary history of a period, the achievements of a major author, the defining characteristics of a genre, the politics of interpretation, the formal beauties of individual works, and the methods of literary scholarship and research.

Key Features 

  • The study of English may be pursued as preparation for graduate work in literature or other disciplines, or as a complement to general education. Students in the English Language and Literature program at University of Chicago learn how to ask probing questions of a large body of material; how to formulate, analyze, and judge questions and their answers; and how to present both questions and answers in clear, cogent prose.
  • The Autumn Quarter study abroad program in London offers the opportunity to study British literature and history in the cultural and political capital of England. The program includes a number of field trips (e.g., Bath, Canterbury, and Cambridge).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Gender and Sexuality
  • Gender and Work: Theories and Representations
  • History of the Novel
  • Revising the Romance
  • Seventeenth Century Verse
  • Advanced Fiction: Exploring Your Boundaries

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for Admission and Supplement Essays
  • Application Fee or Automatic Fee Waiver
  • Secondary School Report and Transcript
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Midyear Report
  • Test-Optional

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    59256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 59256 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    59256 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 59256 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /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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