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.
The autumn 2021 Course Booklet is now available. Please check regularly for updates. Last update 20 September 2021. MA Colloquium date added.
In order to register for the MA thesis you must have completed all other compulsory modules with the exception of the MA Colloquium. At the moment of registration (early December/early June) you cannot have more than one graded seminar pending (i.e., already attended but still awaiting entry in KSL) and you must have already attended your second MA Colloquium. Furthermore, you cannot miss more than 10 ungraded ECTS (excluding the final MA colloquium) when registering your thesis.
Click here to see a sample study plan.
A guide to English studies at the University of Bern 2021/2022: Includes key information about various rules and regulations, course types, courses, assessments, theses and registration, as well as more general advice concerning your studies.
Click here to find the latest information from the University of Bern on how to deal with the corona epidemic.
click here to see the deadlines for Autumn Semester 2021
To see upcoming guest lectures, click here
All BA students should join the BA Mailing List to receive important news and information from the department. Click to sign up!
All MA students should join the MA Mailing List to receive important news and information from the department. Click to sign up!
The CSLS (Center for the Study of Language and Society) host a lecture series on "Language and Social Justice". To see their programme, click here.
Click here to find a directory that was designed for students who would like to attend courses in other disciplines.
The list includes courses that
a) are open to students from another discipline
b) relate to gender and gender equality
c) relate to sustainable development
The directory is updated continually, until the start of the semester.
Click here to see the flyer advertising the joint Sustainability Day on November 5, 2021, organised by the PH Bern, University of Bern and the Berner Fachhochschule.
The deadline for registration is October 27, 2021.
Please click here to see the latest publications: Books and special issues.
Please contact the directors' assistant to add an event to our calendar.
+41 31 684 82 45