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English Language and Culture (BA)

Why Leiden University?

The English language and Culture bachelor’s programme at Leiden University will help you develop an excellent command of both spoken and written English and immerse you in the rich global culture of English literature at a high academic level.

Five reasons to study English Language and Culture in Leiden

  • It’s an internationally oriented programme that explores the language in all its idioms, from Old English to the many different pronunciations currently in use.
  • You will develop near-native English language skills and learn to think and write about all aspects of the language at a high academic level.
  • The teachers are committed and accessible and internationally renowned researchers in their fields.
  • You will also learn English dating back to the Middle Ages.
  • English Language and Culture at Leiden University is acclaimed as an open, well-organised ambitious and fun programme.

Why study at the Faculty of Humanities?

The Faculty of Humanities is situated in two locations: the historical centre of Leiden, and the modern new Wijnhaven Building in The Hague. With around 800 staff members providing education for approximately 6,500 students, the Faculty offers an inspiring, innovative and international approach to research and education in the study of languages, history, society, culture, and religion. Its 26 bachelor’s and 28 master’s programmes are rated consistently highly for their tuition and research. The 2018 Times Higher Education Rankings, for example, placed us top 25 worldwide.

Study at a world-class university

Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands and enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation built up over more than four centuries. Since 1575 we’ve provided sound personal education for hundreds of thousands of students from all over the world. We’ll do our utmost to give you the best possible support. And if you can and want to do more, we’ll challenge you every step of the way. For many years, we’ve been among the leaders in Dutch university rankings and we are currently to be found in a variety of top international rankings too.
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