Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
OnderwijsOpleidingenBacheloropleidingenEnglish Language and Culture
Header image English Language and Culture

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

    I decided to study English here because the degree programme has a very good reputation – I opted for quality. And I also really like the city of Groningen. After a thorough, compulsory grounding in the first year, the degree programme allows you to focus on what you like within the field of English. Literature is my passion. Everything I have learnt here so far has only confirmed and increased my love for it, and my study trip to Stratford also contributed. I would like to go beyond just analysing literature from a cultural-historical perspective. Literature has so much more to offer, and I think that the Master's degree programme in Literary and Cultural Studies in Groningen may do just that. This Master's degree programme offers a lot of freedom so you can focus on what interests you most. You are of course yourself responsible for making the most of your time at university. I am now following the Honours College, but given the choice again I think I would have opted for a second degree programme. Philosophy perhaps, 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, I’m 21 years old and I’m now in the third year of my Bachelor’s degree programme in English Language and Culture. I’ve been born and raised in Groningen, so I’m a real  stadjer  as well as a student. Alongside my studies, I like to read, cycle and go to the gym.

    Why English Language and Culture?

    I’ve always been interested in the English language and culture. My love for reading, literature and history played a big role in my choice of programme. Apart from that, the Bachelor’s programme in English is highly regarded and very varied. It has something for everyone, whether you prefer literature or linguistics. As there aren’t that many students, you get to know most people in your year. This creates a personal, positive and safe atmosphere.

    Sluiten
    – Charlotte Korten
  • Testimonial van Robin van Gammeren

    – Robin van Gammeren
printOok beschikbaar in het: English