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Bachelor
English Language and Culture
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After graduation

As an English Language and Culture graduate, you will have developed unique academic abilities relevant to a career in your specific subject area, as well as a range of employment opportunities where a critical, curious, and independent disposition is essential. With a Bachelor’s degree in hand, you can choose to enrol in a related Master’s programme or take your first steps on the job market. Learn more about your opportunities below.

Graduates of the English Language and Culture programme have gone on to pursue careers as:

  • Interpreters/translators;
  • Teachers/professors;
  • Policy officers;
  • Spokespersons;
  • Journalists.

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:

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.

Maryam Hassouni, English Language and Culture graduate

'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.'