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English Literature degrees in the Netherlands

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Study a English Literature degree in the Netherlands in 2024

English literature as an academic subject studies literature that have been written in the English language. This will encompass texts from many different periods of history, and also texts that have been written with a variety of purposes, such as poetry, sonnets and novels, among others. Through your degree you will gain the skills and knowledge to interpret and analyse many different types of literature.

Graduates of a degree in English literature will have a wide range of career opportunities available to them. The skills gained throughout your degree will be transferable and applicable in a range of professional fields. Some careers you might consider include journalism, archiving, publishing, writing and content production.

Your degree will be delivered through a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as group projects. Depending on your course, you may also have the opportunity to take part in a work placement. Modules you study could include:

  • Language and Linguistics Analysis
  • Writing through History
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Writing
  • Identities in Literature

Study in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is a great choice for international students, as it has a very large international population that would be ready to make any new international students feel at home. The Netherlands was also one of the first non-native English speaking countries to offer courses taught in English to international students. The Dutch people have a long standing reputation of being tolerant and open minded, meaning you will feel welcomed and comfortable as soon as you arrive in the country.

See our detailed guide to studying in the Netherlands for international students.

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