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College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in English

Type Undergraduate
Credit Hours 120 Hours
Duration 4 Years
Language English
Study mode Full Time, Part Time
Intake Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Delivery mode Day & Evenings
Campuses Abu Dhabi, Al Ain


An English language degree will not only equip you with a superior knowledge of the language, but also its history, etymology, and the way in which language is used in society as a whole. Language itself is a powerful tool, and the story of how a language develops over time, and how it is used to communicate with others, is a crucial part of understanding how all aspects of society operate.


This highly practical program is designed specifically to provide the vital transferable skills demanded by today’s workplace. Combining strong elements of linguistics, advanced language skills, and translation, complemented by business and communication skills, it will provide you with a deep insight into how we communicate with one another, as well as the tools needed to inform and persuade. 


During the program you will develop advanced oral and written skills, as well as learn the latest methods in teaching and translation. You will develop the ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems often encountered by students learning English. This knowledge, along with the requisite pedagogical awareness and classroom practices, will enable you to teach English at different school levels. Your linguistic, practical, and professional understanding of the nature of the translation process will also be enhanced.


The combination of components within this program, particularly the addition of communication and business courses, make it one-of-a-kind in the UAE.

Tuition fees structure & calculation

Abu Dhabi

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Al Ain

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Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.

The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered.

Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.

For more information, please click here to view the University's tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.

Career opportunities

Due to the broad range of subjects covered in the program, there are many career opportunities available to you. The transferable skills gained through the BA in English will give you the aptitude required to work in a wide variety of fields including media, marketing, translation, teaching, PR, HR and publishing. 

Entry requirements

Secondary School Certificate
Type of Secondary School Certificate
Ministry of Education Schools- General Track
Ministry of Education Schools- Advanced Track
Abu Dhabi Education Council Track
Achieving the minimum average of 70% on completing grade 12
Indian Senior Secondary Certificates (CBSE), or State Board Examinations, or Indian School Certificates awarded by ICSE
Achieving the minimum average of 43% on completing grade 12
British System (IGCSE & GCE)
Completing a total of 7 subjects from either IGCSE level or AS/A2 levels, in at least 4 of the following fields: Mathematics, Languages, Sciences, Social Studies and Humanities, Art and Design; with a minimum required grade of C for the IGCSE level subjects, D for the AS Levels, and E for A2 subjects.

Successfully provide evidence / certificate of completing at least 11 years of schooling.
Canadian & American High School Diplomas
Achieving the minimum average of 70% on completing grade 12 or its equivalent of overall average C+ grade or 2.0/ 4.0
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Successfully completing 6 subjects, with at least 2 at the higher level (HL) and a minimum total of 24 points.

Course outline

General Education
30 credit hours
33 credit hours
39 credit hours
Major Electives
9 credit hours
Open Electives
9 credit hours