Taught entirely in English, the Bachelor’s programme in English Language and Culture explores the literary, linguistic, and cultural richness of the vast English-speaking world. You will refine your command of the English language and discover the diversity of English through its literature, from its origins to its global expansion and beyond.
From its humble beginnings as one of the languages of Britain, English has spread all over the globe and emerged as the international language of science, the media, politics, and technology. Taught exclusively in English, the UvA's Bachelor's in English Language and Culture allows you to explore and deepen your appreciation of the literature and linguistics of the English-speaking world.
As you work your way through the traditional canon and world literature in English from around the globe, you will study the origins and development of the language, diverse World Englishes like Australian, South African, Indian and Singaporean, as well as how they are perceived and represented in the literary and media worlds.
'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.' - Maryam Hassouni, English Language and Culture graduate
English Language and Culture is an accredited degree programme. After completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Bachelor's degree in English Language and Culture and the title Bachelor of Arts (BA).
|Degree programme||BA English Language and Culture|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||180 ECTS, 36 months|
|Language of instruction||English|