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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, 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.


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




Tentative Spring Semester 2015 Timetable Available for Download

More classes will be added next week, so be sure you download the revised version on December 22.
Tentative Spring 2015 Timetable



Core Curriculum Linguistics and History of English Exam

Date:           Monday, 5 January, 2015
Time:          10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Raum:         Fabrikstrasse 6, Room 001 


SNF-Funded PhD Studentship - New Englishes in Micronesia

Deadline: noon on 29th January 2015.

Click on this link for further details.


Exam Retake Dates

Autumn 2014 Focus Module Lecture Retakes:
Week 13, During Class

Autumn 2014 MA Foundation Lectures Retakes:
Friday, January 9, 2015
Literary Theory 10:00
Linguistics 2:00
F006, Unitobler

All Other Autumn Semester 2014 Retakes:
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
F021, Unitobler / Lerchenweg 36



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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