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Why study English Language and Culture at the UvA?

Highly-ranked programme

The programme is ranked 1st in Continental Europe and 39th overall in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024.

Ideal study environment

Amsterdam, a European hub with a rich historical and cultural heritage, has a large professional and social English-speaking community.

Stand-alone programme

The programme exclusively centres on English language and culture, featuring a diverse array of courses encompassing literature and linguistics.

Small-scale and intensive

You will study in an intimate academic setting with small class sizes and plenty of time to interact with your professors and peers.

Is English Language and Culture right for you?

  1. You are interested in the history and structure of the English language, and its varieties around the world.
  2. You would like to explore and deepen your appreciation of the literature and linguistics of the English-speaking world.
  3. You want to study a combination of language, literature and culture.
  4. You would like to be part of an international cohort of around a 100 first-year students. 
UvA Bachelor's programme in English Language and Culture explained

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Facts & Figures
Degree programme
BA English Language and Culture
Regular study programme
Full-time, part-time
180 ECTS, 36 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
University Quarter