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BAEnglish Language and Culture

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €11,500 per year
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English (be it British or American English) is the international language of science, diplomacy, and business. Furthermore, English literature takes an important place in world literature. When you study English Language and Culture at Radboud University, you dive into an extremely versatile field of study that opens up a whole world for you.

Why study English Language and Culture?

- This is a challenging and exciting programme that brings together the study of language, culture, literature, society, and history
- Full immersion in English, with a strong focus on language acquisition courses throughout the programme
- A dynamic international teaching staff who are either native speakers or near-native speakers of English and who are leading scholars in the field of English Language and Culture

Programme structure

The three-year Bachelor’s programme is divided into two semesters and four periods per year. At the end of each period, you will have a series of exams to test what you have learned.

In the first year, there are five focus areas: language skills, linguistics, literature, culture, and history. Much attention is paid to your listening, speaking, and writing skills; pronunciation, grammar, and syntax. Thus, you will gain a profound understanding of the English language. In addition to language (acquisition) courses, you will also immerse yourself in the study of the history and culture of Great Britain.

During the second year, you will deepen and broaden the knowledge acquired the first year. Your English fluency will improve, as will your understanding of its structure as a language, the linguistic diversity of English, and its spread across the globe as a world language. At the same time, you will expand and deepen your understanding of the most important works, genres, and traditions in British literature.

In the third year, theory and practice are combined and you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to find solutions to social issues of topical relevance. This will be done as part of a minor. We offer a variety of minors with a societal theme, varying from gender and diversity to migration and big data. Choosing one of these themes will help you put focus on your programme, making it easier to set yourself apart from others when entering the labour market.

Career opportunities

With a degree in English Language and Culture, you will find a range of jobs to choose from. To give you an idea of possible careers, here is a sample of jobs our graduates are now doing:

- Teacher
- Translator
- Journalist for newspapers and magazines
- Government official
- Consultant in intercultural communication
- Policy-maker for the government

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States