What will I learn?

The specialisation American Studies offers you the possibility of immersing yourself in the culture, literature, history, politics and media of the United States. This specialisation allows you to gain an in-depth understanding of one of today's most influential countries in the world: the ideas and values driving it, the history and politics shaping it, and the local and global cultures to which this has given shape. While you are learning this, you will be working hard to learn to speak and write American English at a professional level of fluency.

American Studies is one of the two specialisations in our Bachelor's degree programme in English Language and Culture. This website will tell you all about American Studies. If you are interested in English Language and Culture (with a British focus),

During the Bachelor's programme in American Studies, you will focus on all aspects of US society, culture, and language. You will gain in-depth knowledge about American politics, literature, history, media and arts and learn about the history and structure of English as a language. Of course you will also learn to speak English on a professional level.

Future career opportunities

  • International Relations
  • Civil Service (government)
  • International educational organisations
  • Business & government consultancy
  • English teacher
  • Publishing & translation
  • Journalism
  • Museum curator

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
€11,500.00 (9,72,927) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Radboud University

Houtlaan 4,

NIJMEGEN,

Gelderland,

6525 XZ, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International educational qualifications: If you have completed, or are about to complete a study programme abroad, then your diploma will be assessed on an individual basis in order to determine whether your previous education allows for admission. Should your diploma allow for admission, then you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply (such as language requirements). You will receive more information on these additional requirements during your application procedure. English Language Requirements: As the language of instruction in our programme is English, you will need sufficient proficiency in English. This requirement is fulfilled when you obtain: a Dutch vwo-diploma; an International Baccalaureate diploma; a European Baccalaureate diploma, with at least the course English Language 2 or Language 1; a diploma equivalent to or higher than the Dutch VWO level by completing an English-taught educational programme at an institution in one of the member states of the EU/EEA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United States; If you don't meet the above mentioned language conditions, you must satisfy one of the following minimum requirements: a TOEFL iBT total score of 80, all four sub-scores 20; an IELTS Academic overall score of 6.0, all four sub-scores 6.0; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), or Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency with a mark of C or higher.

For international students

If you have completed, or are about to complete a study programme abroad, then your diploma will be assessed on an individual basis in order to determine whether your previous education allows for admission. Should your diploma allow for admission, then you could be directly admissible or additional conditions may apply. You will receive more information on these additional requirements during your application procedure.

This requirement is fulfilled when you obtain:

  • a Dutch VWO-diploma;
  • an International Baccalaureate diploma;
  • a European Baccalaureate diploma, with at least the course English Language 2 or Language 1;
  • a diploma equivalent to or higher than the Dutch VWO level by completing an English-taught educational programme at an institution in one of the member states of the EU/EEA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the United States, where the language of instruction has been English.

If you don't meet the above mentioned language conditions, you must satisfy one of the following minimum requirements:

a TOEFL iBT total score of ≥80, all four sub-scores ≥20;
an IELTS Academic overall score of ≥6.0, all four sub-scores ≥6.0;
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), with a mark of C or higher;

Application Deadline: Non-EU/EEA students - 1 April; EU/EEA students - 1 May (recommended deadline for assistance with finding housing) and 1 July (final application deadline).

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