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.


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UniNe students visiting Easedale Tarn, Lake District, May 2022

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

We invite you to join us for a Canadian picnic in front of the FLSH by the lake on Thursday, 1st of June, at 6pm.