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.
For all important information for new students, please click here.
Please check for Course Booklet updates. Latest update 09.02.2023
There may be changes to the timetable. Please check it regularly. Latest update 11 January 2023
Click here to find a directory which was designed for students who would like to attend courses in other disciplines.
The lists includes courses that
a) are open to students from another discipline (BA "Freie Leistungen")
b) relate to gender equality and diversity
c) relate to sustainable development
d) relate to digitization
In May 2022, Professor Thurlow gave a talk at TEDxBasel; his talk was recently published for the Global TED audience on YouTube (click to view video).
A guide to English studies at the University of Bern 2022/2023: Includes key information about various rules and regulations, courses and assessments, the library, as well as more general advice concerning your studies and where to find help.
click here to see the deadlines for Autumn Semester 2022
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!
Please click here to see the latest publications: Books and special issues.
To see all upcoming guest lectures, click here
Please contact the directors' assistant to add an event to our calendar.
+41 31 684 82 45