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

Guest Lecture Dr. Brook Bolander (Zurich & FRIAS)

"English, mobility and local constructions of the transnational Ismaili community" - Thursday, March 12, 2015 (4.15 p.m., room SOD-1-105).


Block Seminar "U.S. Image Culture and Continental Philosophy" with Dr. Ivo Ritzer (Bayreuth)

Block Seminar for Master and PhD students on February 20-21 and February 27-28, 2015 (10:00-18:00).


Further Education for Gymnasium Teachers: "American Exceptionalism"

This workshop for Gymnasium teachers takes place on Monday, March 16, 2015 - 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. (at the Zentrum für Weiterbildung UZH, Schaffhauserstrasse 228, 8057 Zürich).


Information Erstsemestrigentag 2014

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


New Study Guide

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