Graduates of the English Language and Culture programme have gone on to pursue careers as:
- Policy officers;
Possible employers include:
- Education institutions;
- National and European governments;
- Media companies;
- Libraries and publishers;
- The private sector.
A related Master's programme
Acquire broader or more specialised academic knowledge after your Bachelor's by enroling in a Master's programme. The UvA offers over 220 Master's programmes, with a duration of either one, one and a half or two years.
With a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Culture, you meet the entry requirements for the following one-year (60 EC) Master's programmes:
- Comparative Literature
- English Literature and Culture
- Language and Society
- Language, Literature and Education
- Literature, Culture and Society
- American Studies (History Master's programme) – you will need to have completed at least 30 EC in American Studies during your Bachelor's.
- Vertalen (a Dutch-language Master's programme) – you will need to have completed the elective 'Theorie and praktijk van het vertalen'.
You can also enrol in a Dual Master's programme: a one and a half-year (90EC) professional programme that incorporates an internship placement. With a Bachelor's in English Language and Culture, you meet the entry requirements for the following Dual Master's programmes:
If you have a strong interest in research, you can enrol in a two-year (120 ECTS credits) Research Master's programme. A selection procedure applies to all Research Master's students. With a Bachelor's in English Language and Culture, you can apply for the following Research Master's:
For the Research Master's in Literary Studies and Linguistics, you are advised to take electives relating to English literature and linguistics, respectively.
You can obtain a first-degree teaching certificate with the Master's degree in teacher training. First, you will complete a Master's program in your field. After this you are admissible to the Master.
'I had so much fun with phonology – it’s like a puzzle, and very helpful with literature. The more you know about language, the more you can have a diverse interpretation of a text.'