University of Basel

Master On Campus
24 months
1596 EUR/year
1596 EUR/year
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At the center of the Master's degree in English Studies at the University of Basel is the scientific examination of the linguistic, literary and socio-cultural diversity of the English-speaking world in the present and the past. 


It is precisely the global relevance of anglophone culture, its influence on numerous social domains such as language and literature, film and music, tourism and advertising, business and politics, that invite an in-depth analysis of the complexity of its literary, cultural and linguistic phenomena. Also, the dominance of English as the most important lingua franca of our time results in social and political challenges that require experts and experts in the English language (s) and culture (s).

Career opportunities

The study of Master's degree in English Studies at the University of Basel, literature and cultural studies offers a wide variety of career perspectives. One of the most popular is the teaching profession. 

English lessons are in demand at all levels of education as well as in adult education. In addition, the language and text competences acquired in the course enable them to work in a variety of communicative professions such as non-profit and cultural organizations, the diplomatic service, marketing and PR departments, publishing, information and communication Documentary Services and Journalism.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • English and Irish literature and culture since the Renaissance, particularly in the areas of Shakespearean drama, literature and memory, and literature and space / cultural topographies;
  • American literature from the 18th to the 20th century;
  • Postcolonial literature and theory;
  • Literary, cultural and media theory as well as aesthetics.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission without conditions with Bachelor's degree in English as a subject of study at the University of Basel or equivalent academic achievements in the field of study of English Language and Literature at a University recognized by the University of Basel. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1596 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1596 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • CHF 850 per semester


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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