En Cultures Européennes - Filière English Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Semester)
    Tuition (Semester)
  • English (take IELTS)
University of Luxembourg ,
The Bachelor En Cultures Européennes - Filière English Studies at the University of Luxembourg offers you the opportunity to specialise in English Literature and Linguistics in an exciting international and multilingual setting.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


From the beginning of your academic career, you will explore a wide range of topics and approaches, engage in current scholarly debates and investigate the complexities and the intricacies of your chosen field.

What is special about this programme?

Do you ever wonder about the power and the beauty of the written word? Are you curious about how we use language and why we adapt the way we speak and write to social or cultural circumstances? If you do think about such issues, this study programme may be for you.

The structure of the Bachelor En Cultures Européennes - Filière English Studies is quite unique: it embeds traditional training in English Studies within a lived interdisciplinary and intercultural framework. Indeed, our team brings together staff from different parts of the world, and our teaching is informed by a variety of academic cultures and methodologies.

Moreover, the interdisciplinary framework of the Bachelor is co-organised by the five tracks of the study programme:

  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Philosophy

It provides general introductions to the other BCE and related fields on the one hand, and interdisciplinary training on the other.

Your focus. Your choice!

Our Cultures Européennes - English studies programme at the University of Luxembourg is designed to promote critical and independent thinking as well as a sense of initiative in our students. You will be encouraged to combine your specialisation in English Studies with courses from other fields.

What this interdisciplinary focus looks like depends in part on your own study and research interests. The opportunity to shape your own academic path(s) in your specialised track in combination with related fields will help you to acquire the qualities we wish to develop in our students: autonomy, open-mindedness, and flexibility.

We strongly believe that these qualities will prove invaluable to you as you advance in your academic career and embark on your professional lives.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • An Introduction to Discourse Analysis
  • Text and Context
  • Imagining the Future: Utopia and Dystopia
  • Imagined Communities: Narrative and Nationhood
  • Romanticism and the Gothic
  • From Wilde to Pinter, and beyond
  • Reading and Writing about Literature
  • Edward Steichen and American Modernism
  • Poetry and the Other Arts
  • English for academic purposes



  • Julia De BresPhD (Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Agnès Prüm MA (Dundee)
  • Melanie Wagner BA (Lancaster), MA (Lancaster), PhD (Aberystwyth)
  • Jean-Jacques WeberBA (Lancaster), PhD (Leuven)


  • Janine GOEDERTBA (Nottingham)
  • Tommy HALSDORFB.A., M.A., Ph.D. (University of the West of England, Bristol)
  • Gerd HURM Professor of American Literature and Culture (Trier);
    Director of the Trier Center for American Studies
  • Norbert PlatzDr. phil, Dr. phil. habil. (Mannheim)
  • Wolfgang KÜHLWEINDr. phil (Kiel) Dr. phil. habil. (Stuttgart), Em. Univ.-Prof. (Trier)
General Admissions Requirements

To apply and register for this programme you will need:

  • a school leaving qualification awarded or declared equivalent by the Luxembourg Ministry of Education;
  • verified language skills in English (Common European Framework: C1 — see below); and
  • verified language skills (B2) in a second language (German or French); an A2 level in a third language (German or French) is highly recommended. This is important, because the interdisciplinary framework of our study programme is multilingual.
  • to write an admissions essay (see below for instructions)
Verified Language Skills in English

Ideally, your level of English should be equivalent to a C1 or C2 (‘proficient user’) on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR). This corresponds to the following language qualifications:

  • IELTS – Score 7 (Band 7 = ‘good user’)
  • CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), Level C2
  • CAE (Certificate in Advanced English), Level C1
  • TOEFL Internet-based Test: Minimal Total Score = 88/120 and a minimum of 22/30 in each skills category.
Admissions Essay

The admissions essay plays an important role in your application. It is your chance to tell us why you want to take our programme and it will help us to assess whether our programme is suitable for you. Writing this essay will encourage you to think about the study programme you are applying to, and ultimately, our aim is to help you decide whether studying English Literature and Linguistics is what you want to do.

Tuition Fee Per Semester

  • EUR 400 International
  • EUR 400 EU/EEA
  • 400€ / semester (semester 1-2)
  • 200€ / semester (semester 3-6)


Studies Grants
  • Bourse Erasmus
  • Grants under cultural agreements
  • Grant for non-European students
  • Grant and loan - Cedies (Ministry of Culture, Higher Education and Research)
  • Félix Chomé Foundation
  • Federal Education and Training Assistance Act (known by the German acronym BAFöG)
  • German Academic Exchange Service (known by the German acronym DAAD) grant
  • French-speaking Community grant Belgium
  • Regional Students Welfare Office (known by the French acronym CROUS) France

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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