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.



Interview of Dr. Niklas Fischer for UNIMIX, on "The joy of reading"

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Café scientifique on post-truth, 16.11.2022, with the participation of Dr. Steve Oswald

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The SANAS biennial conference, "Who tells your story?", will take place on 18-19 November 2022

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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

Masterweek 2023 

  • Prospective MA students are welcome to attend the following courses [pdf] during the week of 06-10 March 2023
  • An on-site and online presentation (MS Teams, click here) will take place on Wednesday 8 March 2023 from 17:00 to 18:00 and will be followed by an apéritif near office MIS 02 2111 (information available here[pdf])


The Spring 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.