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English Department



Welcome to the Department of English Languages and Literatures

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 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.


Spring Semester 2015

Timetable and Course Booklet Available for Download

Spring Semester 2015 Timetable (12 January 2015)

Spring Semester 2015 Course Booklet (19 January 2015)



Standard secretariat opening hours


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 09.00 - 10.00 am
01.45 - 03.15 pm
Wednesday: 09.00 - 10.00 am


Please note

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




SNF-Funded PhD Studentship - New Englishes in Micronesia

Deadline: noon on 29th January 2015.

Click on this link for further details.


Job opportunity - Two Assistantships (50%) in English Linguistics


Deadline: 28th February 2015

Click on this link for further details.


Core Curriculum Linguistics & Core Curriculum Literature Retakes
Wednesday 11 February Room F022

Core Curriculum Linguistics
10-11.00 (1 hr exam): Earlier Englishes seminar retake
11.15-12.15 (1 hr exam): Introduction to Linguistics lecture retake

Core Curriculum Literature
12.30-1.15 (45 min exam) Introduction to Literature lecture retake
1.15-2.15 (1 hr exam) Introduction to Literature seminar retake


Dear students,

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:
- For BA
- For MA

with best wishes, your Independent Studies coordinator
Nicole Nyffenegger


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