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 20220527_102209.jpg

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.


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

Friday 9 December will be dedicated to the American poet Elizabeth Bishop. At 10.00, Anindita Basu Sempere will be defending her PhD thesis, entitled "Mysterious Geography: Elizabeth Bishop and the Mediations of Place," in room R.O. 12. A symposium on Bishop, featuring Elizabeth Burt (Harvard), Jonathan Ellis (Sheffield), and Anindita, will be held from 14.15 to 16.00 in RE 42. All are welcome!    


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



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