English studies are a success story at the University of Fribourg. In a flexible, dynamic, and multicultural environment where both teaching and administration are conducted in English, students benefit from a total immersion in the target language.



Invited guest talk by Prof. em. Anthony Mortimer, 6 October 2022, 15:15-17:00, MIS 03 Auditoire C.

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Café scientifique on civility/incivility on Wed. 18 May from 6 to 7.30 pm with two colleagues from the English department

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Professor Dutton: The SNSF Projects Grand-Master

Elisabeth Dutton was appointed Professor of Medieval English Literature at the University of Fribourg in 2011, after having spent most of her earlier academic career in the UK, at the University of Oxford…

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Research at the Department of English is conducted in both linguistics (mainly pragmatics) and literature (American and British, covering various periods). 

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Useful information for students

Information on the upcoming Fall Aptitude test:

  • Date: 23 September 2022
  • Time: 15:15-17:15
  • Location: MIS 10 (rue de Rome 1), room 01.13 (downstairs)
  • Details available here [pdf]


Information on the University's Masterweek, including the classes prospective MA students can visit during the week, can be found here [pdf].


The Fall semester course timetable is available here[pdf].


Students who wish to study English literature and linguistics are expected to have achieved a high level of English language competence in their Matura/Maturité/Maturita. We strongly recommend a level of C1 in English for students beginning their studies at the English department.

Tips and useful information:

Our Regulations, exams, tips webpage (or alternatively our vademecum for BALET students [pdf]) provides detailed information on how to navigate your way through your 1st year with us.