English Language and Culture
|!||Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.|
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
|typeregulier, 180 EC|
|opleidingsduur3 jaar voltijd|
|honoursheeft honours track|
The programme concentrates on different aspects of the English language and and on literature written in English: language proficiency, linguistics, and the literature from the Middle Ages down to the present day, from the birthplace of the language in England to the United States and all parts of the Commonwealth. We cover theory, the entire range of genres and modes of writing, besides placing a strong emphasis on the cultural context of literary texts.
In the first year of the BA in English Language and Culture you will read a broad range of literary texts and you will learn about English as a language. You will analyse many important works, study literary theory, and engage with writings in English from the beginning to the present.In the second year you will be able to choose courses on medieval literary studies, modern literature, and linguistics. For instance, you can study the writings of premodern women, the myth of King Arthur, the modernist novel, Shakespeare and his time, or contemporary American and post colonial literature. You can fully dedicate yourself to your main interest by writing a dissertation on your preferred topic in your third year. There is a range of minors that complement an English Language and Culture degree, and many students spend time at a foreign university, for example in the UK or New Zealand. After the BA degree, many students pursue one of the two MA programmes we offer: English Literature and Culture or Writing, Editing, and Mediating. You can also combine your MA in English with a teacher training course.
Waarom aan de RUG?
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English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Persuasive Expression
English Linguistics: Sentence Structure
Making Meaning: Introduction to English Literatures 1
Literature & Society: Introduction to English Literatures 2
English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Composition
English Linguistics: Sound Structure
English Literatures: The Beginnings until 1550
English Literatures from 1550: Periods and Contexts
English Linguistics: Sociolinguistics
Chaucer: Works and Background
Literary Theory for English Studies
EAP: Popular Contexts
Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature
English Linguistics: Meaning and Use
EAP: Debate and Discussion
English Linguistics: Language Change
Reading Middle English
Group A: Revolutionaries and Romantics in English Literature. Or, in alternate years: Sensation & Victorian Culture keuzevak
EAP: Research reports
Group A: Modern Literature option keuzevak
Group A: English Linguistics: Phonology Laboratory. Or, in alternate years: English Linguistics: Morphology keuzevak
Group A: King Arthur, Romance and Empire keuzevak
Group A: English Linguistics: Research Tools keuzevak
Group B: Medieval Literature option keuzevak
Group B: Broken Images: Anglo-American Modernism. Or, in alternate years: Sick Jokes: Postmodernity & English Literature keuzevak
Group B: Shakespeare at Stratford keuzevak
Group B: Saints and Sinners in Medieval England keuzevak
Group B: English Linguistics: Lexicon. Or, in alternate years: English Linguistics: Syntax keuzevak
Group B: World Literatures in English keuzevak
Group B: English Employed keuzevak
Group C: The Century of the Self: English Literature & Identity (1900-) keuzevak
Group C: English Linguistics: Language Variation keuzevak
Group C: Language and Culture of Anglo-Saxon England keuzevak
BA Dissertation (Linguistics, Medieval Literature or Modern Literature)
Group D: Special Topic Medieval Literature and Culture keuzevak
Group D: English Linguistics: Language in Interaction keuzevak
Group D: Modern Popular Literature keuzevak
track Premodern Literature and Culture
track Modern Literature and Culture
track English Linguistics
The fifth semester of your studies is dedicated to your Minor: a coherent set of future-oriented course units. It prepares you for a follow-on Master's degree program or for entering the labour market. You can opt for a Career Minor, a Minor abroad, an At work in the Netherlands Minor, a University Minor or a Faculty Minor. Use the link above to find out more about the content of these Minors.
|taal van onderwijs||100% en|
onderwijsvormenliterature study, oral presentation, internship, excursion, tutorial, lecture, group discussion, self evaluation, individual assignment, self study, integration module, project
study guidanceIf you have any questions or doubts about your studies, you can always contact the study advisor. He or she knows all the ins and outs of the program, Minors, study abroad and personal planning. Study advisors are impartial and everything that is discussed is treated confidentially. They can also help you find the right institutions and student desks for your problems.
- Uitwisselingsprogramma - Europa
Universiteit van Leipzig, Duitsland, Universiteit van Helsinki, Finland, Universiteit van Jean-Francois Champollion, Frankrijk, Universiteit van Brest, Frankrijk, Universiteit Autonoma Barcelona, Spanje, Universiteit van Ankara, Turkije
- Uitwisselingsprogramma - Groot Brittanie
Universiteit van Glasgow, Universiteit van Liverpool, Liverpool Hope University, Universiteit van Salford
- minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden
N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.
honours-/excellence program University of Groningen Honours College
The Honours College will give talented, motivated students the chance to be challenged even more by following Honours programmes and taking part in numerous other activities.
The Honours College comprises a broadening part and a deepening part and has a study load of 45 EC credit points besides the 180 ECTS credit points from your regular Bachelor programme.
Toelating en kosten
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 8450
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 8900
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2020
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|hbo-p||Additional requirements English: Minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components).|
estimated monthly costs
|€||303||kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde|
|€||172||collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar|
|€||80||studieboeken en -spullen|
|€||77||uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen|
|€||132||vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie|
|€||42||vervoernaast de OV-kaart|
|€||1171||totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181|
Studenten en studentenleven
|265||studenten volgen deze opleiding|
|75%||daarvan is vrouw|
|52||eerstejaars gestart in 2017|
|77%||daarvan is vrouw|
|29331||studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen|
|51%||daarvan is vrouw|
NUTSNUTS has been the study association of the English department in Groningen for over 40 years, and we are still going strong. We make studying English a lot of fun by organising all sorts of activities throughout the year.
Our diverse events include: drinks, high-teas, pub crawls, pub quizzes, book clubs, game nights and career events. As a NUTS-member, you benefit from a discount on your study books at Studystore (via our website) and free entrance to most of our events. Besides this, NUTS annually organizes a trip to the UK or Ireland.
Op kamers in Groningen
|€ 303||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
aan het woord
Language, as well as literature
I have had an interest in the English language for years, and the Groningen programme is rated as the best in the country. I enjoy how the courses all seem to intertwine (e.g. subjects from sociolinguistics used in proficiency classes, for instance). The teachers are not there anymore to hold your hand and guide you through the entire process, though they are always willing to help if you are struggling. You go through a number of books every 8 weeks or so, instead of studying from the same books for an entire year. Once you get used to this speed, you will not experience that much stress...
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The Bachelor's programme in English is highly regarded and very varied
Hi! I’m Charlotte, 21 years-old, and I am currently doing my third year in the BA program of English Language and Culture. I was born and raised in Groningen, making me a true stadjer as well as a student. When I don’t study, I enjoy reading, cycling, and going to the gym. English language and culture has always intrigued me. Additionally, my interest for reading, literature, and history played an immense role in me choosing English Language and Culture as my study. The program has a great reputation and is very diverse, making the degree incredibly interesting...
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Meeting the most fascinating people
Ever since I was in secondary school, I knew I wanted to work in a field involving reading and discussing literary works. This passion led me to enroll in the English Language and Culture programme here at the University of Groningen.
This degree programme entails so much more than simply reading a lot of big books. The courses delve into creative and professional writing, the origins of the English language and its linguistic patterns, the numerous literary periods, key works and authors, as well as honing one’s oral skills...
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Student Ambassador Meike Haagsman
There are many benefits to studying English: you'll acquire many useful skills about language interpretation and usage, learn about history and culture, and your English will be excellent when you graduate!
About Meike HaagsmanHi! My name is Meike Haagsman and I am currently a second-year student of the English Language and Culture programme. Aside from the study’s regular programme, I follow some extra courses within other departments of the Faculty of Arts. I partake in a yearclub via student association Dizkartes and in my free time I like to write or watch classic movies.Why English Language and Culture?I was originally in a different programme; technical study. Although I was fascinated by this, I soon realized that it wasn’t an interest that defined me...
Questions? Send Meike an e-mail!
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Amazing to combine my studies with literature
I decided to study English when I realized I could turn my love for literature into a full-time degree. After finishing a Master's degree, I hope to be able to work for a publishing house or as an editor for a magazine. It is an amazing feeling to combine my studies with literature of any kind – the great classics, poetry and medieval literature..
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