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.



UniNe students and staff visiting the Kleine Scheidegg in the footsteps of Lord Byron, November 2023

Courses 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 several universities in Great Britain.


News & Events

Save the date!

The English Institute invites you to a spring party to practice your English and see the wonderful creative projects produced by students in classes taught by Patrick Vincent and Emma Depledge.

Date: April 23rd

Time: 12:30-14:00

Location: Foyer des Jeunes Rives, FLSH


With the NUC in the finals of this year's European CVE volleyball championship, English BA student and NUC middle blocker Alix De Micheli has been busy. Congratulations, Alix!


Discover your classmates' creative writing in the Neuchâtel creative writing magazine, edited by Dr. Anindita Basu Sempere.


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

Practical Information for First Year Students

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