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The Department of English is one of the seven departments of languages and literatures at the University of Bern. We are a lively, medium-sized department with currently around 600 students, six professors and more than a dozen teaching staff members. The fields covered in the department include a wide range of research areas in both literature, and language and linguistics. This website provides you with information regarding our study programs, courses, staff members, ongoing research projects and current events.

Important Information

Annual Stay Abroad Meeting for BA Students

Date: 4th October 2018
Time: 17:00 to c.19:00
Place: F022 (Lerchenweg building, Unitobler campus)

As part of your BA study programme, you will need to spend some time abroad in an English-speaking country. The Annual Stay Abroad Meeting is a chance for you to familiarise yourselves with the aims of this module, to find out what your options are and what your first steps should be in planning your trip. Your friendly international coordinators, Joe and Ed, will present some useful information. Then a group of students who have recently completed their own stays abroad will offer snapshots of the interesting things they did, including, no doubt, advice on what to do and what to avoid in the places they visited and institutions they attended.

Call for Presenters: Annual Stay Abroad Meeting

If you recently returned from a stay abroad you might consider doing a presentation at this year’s Annual Stay Abroad Meeting. Remember how helpful it was hearing from other students when you attended the meeting yourselves? Perhaps you can offer similarly useful advice, or even just an interesting glimpse of life overseas, to make the entire undertaking seem a little less daunting and a lot more exciting!

The meeting will take place on October 4th, from 17:00 (the third week of semester) in room F022.

Deadlines Autumn 2018

Registration/deregistration: 15 October 2018

Assessment registration/deregistration: 15 November 2018

BA Thesis registration (for writing in Autumn 2018): final registration 30 September 2018

BA Thesis registration (for writing in Spring 2019): preliminary registration 15 November 2018

MA Thesis registration (for writing in Spring 2019): departmental and faculty 6 December 2018

BA Thesis submission: 21 December 2018

MA Thesis submission: 3 December 2018

Advanced Reading List exam: Week of 10-14 December 2018

Global Resit: 6 February 2019



News and events

"The Spiral of Immigration and Nationalism", Guest Lecture by Justin Gest

Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 18.15 – 19.45, Unitobler F013

Cultural Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences, edited by Gabriele Rippl and Torsten Meireis

Torsten Meireis / Gabriele Rippl, eds. Cultural Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences, London: Routledge, 2019.