BA-level students become familiar with the complex field of English language(s), literatures and cultures and are introduced to linguistic and literary theories and methods that enable them to understand English and its literary and cultural manifestations from social, cultural, historical, and cognitive perspectives. We also teach academic language skills in English (writing and presentation).

At the beginning of their studies, BA students attend various introductory courses in Anglophone literatures, in literary theory and criticism, and in linguistic methodology and theory. We also offer survey lectures as an introduction to current research in linguistics and in British and American literary history. Later, the studies become more specialised, the courses offered for advanced BA students range from “Bring the Noise: Modern American Literature & Soundscape Studies” to “Time and Space in Language and Cognition.” This teaching is crucially informed by the research we do – which means that you will become part of a vibrant research community.