Welcome to English at Neuchâtel

The Institute of English Studies at the University of Neuchâtel is a vibrant community of researchers, teachers, and students devoted to the study of English linguistics and literature.

Our curriculum covers all aspects of English at the university level, including practical language, the most current approaches to linguistics, and the study of English-language literature from the middle ages to today. The institute's relatively small size and excellent student / teacher ratio sets us apart from larger, more anonymous departments, allowing for more personalized instruction in oral, writing and research skills, and fostering intellectual exchanges in a congenial environment. We offer BA and MA-level programs in English, and we participate in the Swiss CUSO doctoral school.


DSC_1082.JPGCourses are taught by scholars who are very active in their respective fields and who value the contribution of research to teaching. George Steiner, Terry Eagleton, Robert Darnton, Emma Smith, Zachary Lesser and Derek Attridge are among the many guest lecturers invited in the last few years. The institute also organizes a biennial trip to England as well as a number of social events during the semester.

Convinced that our students' educational experience should extend beyond the classroom, we offer a number of opportunities for outside internships and student exchanges with universities in Great Britain, the United States, and Australia.

 Museum of Printing, Lyon (Institute study trip 2016, photo courtesy of Katrin Rupp)

Practical Information for First Year Students

Questions regarding the new plan d'études should be directed to Manon Cuixeres, our monitrice.

Sign up sheets / registration for first year workshops

New BA study plan: Please note that first-year students (N-1) who have completed their 30 ECTS will not need to follow any additional first-year courses in the new study plan.

News & events

Listen to PhD student Jérémie Magnin's latest track, 'Home', performed with his band Hugs and Stitches.


Visit the "Black Matters" virtual exhibit, created by English students at UZH, to better understand the history, identity, and political struggle of African Americans.


"Where are they now?" Don't forget to regularly check our alumni news page, and to send us updates on your life after university

Photo Albums


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