Bachelor's Degree in English Studies

The Degree in English Studies provides students with broad knowledge of the English language, literature and culture. It trains up professionals in the study of English language, literature and culture, capable of working in the sectors of teaching, research, publishing and management of international communication.

Students on this Degree receive eminently practical training and can specialise in English literature and culture, linguistics, English linguistics, German or comparative literature. They can also follow different minor subject tracks to deepen their knowledge of more specific areas.

UAB graduates in English Studies acquire a high level in language, linguistics, literature and knowledge of historical and cultural context, along with profound critical skills. Special attention is given to cultivating teamwork, oral communication to different audiences and the use of new technologies.

The Degree is taught at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of the UAB, a benchmark centre in humanities that provides an ideal multidisciplinary study base. The Faculty teaching staff stand out for their dynamic research activity. Students can spend a study period at a university in Europe, America or Asia.

In the first half of September, the UAB offers new undergraduates a preparation course to improve their comprehension and expression in English.

Student Profile

If you wish to take this degree you must have notable linguistic skills and a major interest in everything related to language and culture in general, and English in particular.
Classes will be taught in English. Therefore, as well as an excellent command of their mother tongue, students must have a full command of English in order to be able to understand the texts and lectures and express themselves appropriately both orally and in writing. By the time you complete the degree they should have an almost native level of the language.
We recommend that students have level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Career options

The traditional career for graduates is teaching in public or private education centres (secondary, high school, university) or language academies, but there is an increasing diversification towards other sectors related to:

  • Production of teaching materials.
  • Translation and interpreting; Multilingual institutional communication in businesses, publishing, libraries and language departments.
  • Language technology applications.
  • Tourism, public relations and international relations.
  • Cultural counselling and management of documentation tasks for publishers, in collaboration with journals and cultural supplements, the coordination and planning of cultural activities for companies, foundations and public institutions.
  • Academic Research.

Coordinator and coordination team

Mercè Coll
93 581 27 85

Teaching staff list

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ECTS methodology involves continuous assessment through exams and assignments of differing types.



Academic calendar

Academic calendar

Learning resources

Learning resources

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Bellaterra campus
Pre-enrolment code: 21028
80 places
Number of credits: 240
Duration: 4 years
Language: English; Catalan and Spanish only in the first year cross-curricular subjects.
Price per credit: 25.27 euros
Course begins on: 12 September

Classroom-based learning

Period of study: Course semesters
Part-time or full-time: Full-time. Slow track available.
Arts and Humanities

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