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English degrees abroad

An English degree gives you the opportunity to study the written word in great detail. You’ll analyze a variety of authors, genres and periods to gain an understanding of how language and literature work and how they have changed throughout time.

As an English student, you’ll apply theory and criticism, as well as your own ideas and interpretations, to produce original and insightful writing. You’ll navigate your way through poetry, creative writing, film, publishing, critical theory and linguistics to develop a comprehensive knowledge of English as a subject area.

Writing has the ability to transport you to a different country, culture, or time period. By studying English abroad, you’ll learn directly about the language and literature of other countries, as well as reading texts in the cultural and geographical context in which they were set or written. Alongside strengthening your knowledge of the subject area, you’ll travel, form new friendships and make memories to last a lifetime.

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English program structure

You can study English as a BA, MA or PhD. Undergraduate English degrees will give you a solid understanding of the subject area as a whole and will usually take between three and four years to complete. Master’s and doctorate degrees will be structured around a more specific subject area.

Many institutions will also offer joint-honors courses in English. This means you can study English alongside another subject.

If you choose to study in the US, you’ll complete two years of general education before focusing entirely on your English major in your last two years of study.

There are plenty of options for studying English abroad. From England, Ireland and Australia, to Finland, Norway and India, you’ll be sure to find the perfect location for you. But, it’s important to bear in mind that your location of study will have a large impact on the kind of texts you’re likely to study.

Although the exact content and structure of your program will differ according to your university, you’ll typically be taught through a combination of lectures, small-group seminars and tutorials. You’ll be assessed predominantly through essay-based assignments and exams, but presentations and group projects may also contribute to your grade.

You’ll find the following areas of study in most English programs across the world:

  • Language and linguistics
  • Narrative forms
  • Critical theory
  • Poetry
  • Creative writing
  • Writing throughout history
  • Contemporary literature

English study abroad programs

English undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in english

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    Adolescent Education: English - BA St. Francis College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,461 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,461 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    American Sign Language Studies: Interpreting ASL and English - BA University of Connecticut (in partnership with Kaplan International), USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    39,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,000 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    English - BA (Hons) (with foundation) Bournemouth University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    20,657 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,250 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    English - BA Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    40,248 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 40,248 USD

    Start date
    September, January
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    English - BA&Sc Crandall University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,127 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,900 CAD

    Start date
    September, January
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Associate in english

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    English - AA Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    16,438 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,415 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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    English - ADT Riverside City College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    10,440 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 10,440 USD

    Start date
    August, February, June
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    English - AA Elgin Community College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,655 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,655 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    English - AA College of Southern Nevada, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,200 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    English - AA College of the Canyons, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    11,260 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 11,260 USD

    Start date
    August, February, June
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Diploma in english

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    General Arts and Science: English - Dip Lethbridge College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,834 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,410 CAD

    Start date
    September, January, May
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Certificate in english

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    English for Academic Purposes - OCCert Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    11,885 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,207 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    General Arts: English for Academic Purposes - OCCert Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    8 months
    Annual tuition fee
    12,083 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,477 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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English graduate programs

Master's in english

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    Arts (Thesis): English - MA (Thesis) University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,519 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,000 NZD

    Start date
    July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May, June
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    Curriculum and Instruction: English as a Second Language - MEd Middle Tennessee State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,172 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,172 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    Curriculum and Instruction: English as a Second Language - MEd Dallas Baptist University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,872 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,872 USD

    Start date
    August, January, June
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    Curriculum and Instruction: English as a Second Language (ESL) - MEd Lewis University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    20 months
    Annual tuition fee
    16,200 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,200 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    English - MA Carleton University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,826 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,945 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in english

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    English - PhD University of Canterbury, New Zealand

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    4,330 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,099 NZD

    Start date
    July, August, September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May, June
    Show program overview about English
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    English - PhD Middle Tennessee State University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    26,172 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 26,172 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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    English - PhD University of Manitoba, Canada

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,496 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,859 CAD

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in english

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    English - GDip Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    4,686 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,390 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    English and New Media Studies - PGDip Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,769 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,050 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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Certificate in english

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    English with Drama and Media Studies - PGCE Ulster University, UK

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    20,746 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,320 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about PGCE English with Drama and Media Studies - Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) (Coleraine campus)

Future english careers

As an English graduate, you’ll have transferable skills that are highly-prized by a range of employers and industries. Your ability to effectively communicate, make reasoned arguments and think critically will serve you well in any of the following careers:

  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Author
  • Broadcaster
  • Marketing manager

Employers will often look for evidence of your passion for English besides your choice of degree, so it’s a good idea to take part in extra-curricular activities during your time at university. You could contribute to your university’s student magazine, join the poetry society, or start your own blog.