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English Language and Culture

Programma-opties

  • Premodern Literature and Culture (track)
  • Modern Literature and Culture (track)
  • English Linguistics (track)
  • Minors (minor)

    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 programme 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, a Teacher-training Minor or a pre-Master's Minor. Use the link above to find out more about the content of these Minors.

  • University of Groningen Honours College (honoursprogramma)

    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.

Opbouw programma

VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Persuasive Expression (5 EC)
English Linguistics: Sentence Structure (5 EC)
Making Meaning: Introduction to English Literatures 1 (5 EC)
English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Composition (5 EC)
English Linguistics: Sound Structure (5 EC)
Literature & Society: Introduction to English Literatures 2 (5 EC)
English Literatures: The Beginnings until 1550 (5 EC)
English Literatures from 1550: Periods and Contexts (5 EC)
EAP: Argumentation (5 EC)
English Linguistics: Sociolinguistics (5 EC)
Chaucer: Works and Background (5 EC)
Literary Theory for English Studies (5 EC)
VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
EAP: Popular Contexts (5 EC)
English Linguistics: Meaning and Use (5 EC)
Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature (5 EC)
EAP: Debate and Discussion (5 EC)
English Linguistics: Language Change (5 EC)
Reading Middle English (5 EC)
EAP: Research reports (5 EC)
Group A: English Linguistics: Phonology Laboratory. Or, in alternate years: English Linguistics: Morphology (5 EC, facultatief)
Group A: English Linguistics: Research Tools (5 EC, facultatief)
Group A: King Arthur, Romance and Empire (5 EC, facultatief)
Group A: Modern Literature option (5 EC, facultatief)
Group A: Revolutionaries and Romantics in English Literature. Or, in alternate years: Sensation & Victorian Culture (5 EC, facultatief)
Group B: Broken Images: Anglo-American Modernism. Or, in alternate years: Sick Jokes: Postmodernity & English Literature (5 EC, facultatief)
Group B: English Employed (5 EC, facultatief)
Group B: English Linguistics: Lexicon. Or, in alternate years: English Linguistics: Syntax (5 EC, facultatief)
Group B: Medieval Literature option (5 EC, facultatief)
Group B: Saints and Sinners in Medieval England (5 EC, facultatief)
Group B: Shakespeare at Stratford (5 EC, facultatief)
Group B: World Literatures in English (5 EC, facultatief)
VakPeriode 1Periode 2Periode 3Periode 4
Minor (30 EC, facultatief)
Group C: English Linguistics: Language Variation (5 EC, facultatief)
Group C: Language and Culture of Anglo-Saxon England (5 EC, facultatief)
Group C: The Century of the Self: English Literature & Identity (1900-) (5 EC, facultatief)
BA Dissertation (Linguistics, Medieval Literature or Modern Literature) (10 EC)
Group D: English Linguistics: Language in Interaction (5 EC, facultatief)
Group D: Modern Popular Literature (5 EC, facultatief)
Group D: Special Topic Medieval Literature and Culture (5 EC, facultatief)

Group A: In block 2a 10 ECTS choice of 2 out of courses Group A Group B: In block 2b 15 ECTS choice from courses Group B Group C: In block 2a choice of at least one module out of Group C Group D: In block 2b choice of at least one module out of Group D

In years 2 and 3 students choose modules from a number of options. In year 2: Group A: In block 2a 10 ECTS choice of 2 out of courses Group A; Group B: In block 2b 15 ECTS choice from courses Group B. In year 3: Group C: In block 2a choice of at least one module out of Group C; Group D: In block 2b choice of at least one module out of Group D

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief
  • Voor gemiddeld 16 weken
  • Maximaal 30 EC

(Bindend) studieadvies

  • Minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden (bindend)

You will be offered study advice after the first year of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.

You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system.

N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.

You will be offered study advice after first year of study. You can expect a positive result if you have earned more than 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative result, you will not be allowed to continue with your degree programme.

You will receive preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you stand. Please contact your study advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system. N.B. Some degree programmes use a tutoring system; please check with your study advisor.

Waarom in Groningen?

At the University of Groningen we offer an integrated approach to the English language, literature and culture. In addition, we concentrate on training academic skills.

At the University of Groningen we offer an integrated approach to the English language, literature and culture. In addition, we concentrate on training academic skills.

If 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 programme, 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.

If 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.

  • Testimonial van Vera Knapen

    It is an amazing feeling to combine my studies with literature of any kind

    – Vera Knapen
  • Testimonial van Student Eline Tabak

    Literature is my passion

    Whilst also really liking the city of Groningen, I primarily chose to study English at RUG due to the program's great reputation.

    Following the first year, the program enables you to choose what field you want to specialize in. For me, this was literature. My decision has been confirmed by my subsequent experiences and particularly my study trip to Stratford. However, I also like going beyond the cultural-historical interpretation of literature as literature does offer so much more. For me, the Master’s degree program in Literary and Cultural Studies does exactly that as the course provides me with a lot of liberty to choose exactly what I would like to do and hence pursue my interest. The experience at university really is determined by how you want it to be. I am currently doing the Honours College program. If I had the choice again, I would choose a second degree, perhaps Philosophy or Arts, Culture, and Media.

    Sluiten
    – Student Eline Tabak
  • Testimonial van Charlotte Korten

    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. The course really offers interesting aspects for everyone, no matter whether you prefer literature or linguistics. Since it is a fairly small study, you get to know most of your classmates very quickly, which makes the atmosphere very positive, homely, and safe.

    Sluiten
    – Charlotte Korten
  • Testimonial van Robin van Gammeren

    Go do something that you're passionate about. So as long as you make sure you're doing something you really love, the rest will come!

    My name is Robin van Gammeren, a third-year student of English Language and Culture. I am also a student ambassador for this programme, which means I try to help prospective students like you understand what it is like to be studying English.

    Not only do I know a lot about the programme itself: since I was part of the board of the study association of English last year (NUTS) I know all about the social life of English students as well! Because that too is part of your experience if you choose to start studying English in Groningen.

    Why English?

    Great question! When I was still in high school, I struggled with the same question as many high school students do now: what do I want to study? A lot of factors come into play when you’re trying to find the answer to this question, but I decided that it was most important that I would choose something that I really liked. And that’s how I ended up with English: I love literature, I love the language and the diversity of it. And if you feel that way too, then English is a great fit. Just being immersed in the language and learning about all its characteristics is so great about this study, and I haven’t regretted my choice for one second. Studying English, you will acquire a lot of useful skills. Not only will your level of English be top notch before you know it, you’ll also start to understand the world a bit better. After all, English is a global language!

    Sluiten
    – Robin van Gammeren
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