English Department



Englisches Seminar
Plattenstrasse 47
8032 Zürich
Tel. +41 44 63 43 551

Department Office
Opening Hours

Monday - Friday
08:15 - 12:15
13:45 - 17:00

Library Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 08:00 - 18:00
Term break:
Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00

English Department of the University of Zurich

Welcome to the English Department of the University of Zurich.

With more than 1,000 students, the English Department is one of the biggest in the Faculty of Arts. It offers courses in the fields of English Literature and English Linguistics. This site will provide you with information on the location of the department, the people who work there and the courses offered.

ES News

Tutorial Times for "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction"

The times for the "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction" tutorials are now available.


Study/Teach Abroad Information Session

Venue: Room PET-04, Pestalozzistr 50. Wednesday, October 15, 12:30-13:30.


"Kreolsprachen": New Elective Module for Bachelor Students

A new 3-ECTS elective module for Bachelor students of the Vertiefungsstufe has been added to the course program for the current semester: "Kreolsprachen," taught by Dr. Philippe Maurer.


PhD Workshop with Wendy Laura Belcher (Princeton University)

PhD Workshop "Discursive Possession of Western by African Thought," with Prof. Wendy Laura Belcher (Princeton University) - September 26-27, 2014.


PhD Program in English and American Literary Studies: Opening Event 2014

This year's Opening Event of the PhD Program in English and American Literary Studies will take place on Wednesday, 1 October at 6pm in the Kapistübli and is both for currently enrolled and prospective doctoral candiates. Everyone is cordially invited.


Information Erstsemestrigentag 2014

For students who weren't able to attend the Erstsemestrigentag 2014 (or who would simply like to download the presentation slides).


Study on Decision-Making by Students

Students who are unsure about whether or not to continue their studies may want to participate in the study "Weiterstudieren?!? Ja oder Nein?"


Bachelor Thesis: New Booking Form Available

The new booking form for the Bachelor Thesis is now available.


New Study Guide

The new Study Guide for Bachelor and Master students of English is now available in the Downloads section (under "Studies").


Fall Semester 2013: Important Information

This news item contains important information about the transition into the new Studienordnung, valid from the Herbstsemester 2013. We strongly recommend that all students read this so they are informed about the latest developments.