The English Department 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 full professors, one assistant professor and about a dozen teaching staff. The fields covered in the department include a wide range of research areas in both literature and linguistics. This website provides you with information regarding our study programmes, courses, staff members, ongoing research projects and current events.
Autumn Semester 2014
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Standard secretariat opening hours
During term break or when one of the secretaries is on leave the opening hours may vary from week to week. To make sure that the secretariat is staffed you can consult the notice on the door (D201), mail or call us (031 631 82 45).
When closed, please use the Departmental Mail Box outside the secretariat to deposit assignments and other communications for staff.
Monika & Hilary
All new students are asked to attend the Freshers' Day event, which will take place on Friday, 12 September 2014.
BA Major students: 10:30-12:00 (room F021, Unitobler)
BA Minor students: 14:30-16:00 (room F021, Unitobler)
Information meeting for new MA students: Monday, 15 September, 1:00-2:00 pm (room F002, Unitobler)
Sample timetables for new students.
Courses will be open for registration as of 15 August.
New students do NOT need to sign up for courses before the beginning of term!
Exam Retake Dates
All Spring Semester 2014 Retakes:
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014
10:15 & 12:15
F 021 Unitobler
Autumn 2014 Focus Module Lecture Retakes:
Week 13, During Class
Autumn 2014 MA Foundation Lectures Retakes:
Friday, January 9, 2015
Literary Theory 10:00
All Other Autumn Semester 2014 Retakes:
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
10:15 & 12:15
New Conference from the section for Literary Theory:
New Concepts in Post-Identitarian Thought II
Switzerland's Exclusion from the Erasmus Student Exchange Programme
we now have an exciting new way of gaining Independent Study points. As of now, staff members will advertise projects they wish to monitor.
Please have a look at what is on offer: http://ens.unibe.ch/content/studies/independent_studies/index_eng.html.
with best wishes, your Independent Studies coordinator