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English Department

Bachelor: Why English at UZH?

The UZH: A Top University

The University of Zurich is one of world's leading universities, and it regularly features in the top 100 of global university rankings.

In addition, the University of Zurich is Switzerland's largest university, which means that no other Swiss university can offer a comparably wide range of study programs and courses.

Zurich, finally, is Switzerland's economic center. The city boasts a high standard of living and a very vibrant cultural scene.

What Makes the UZH English Department Special?

The UZH English Department is beautifully situated in a historic nineteenth-century villa (PLH: Plattenstrasse 47) and another building (PET, Pestalozzistrasse 50) just across a lovely, quiet courtyard which is only c. 5-10 minutes walking distance from the UZH main building (KOL; see

With four chairs (i.e. professors) in English Literature and four chairs in English Linguistics (incl. Switzerland's only full professorship in English Historical Linguistics), the UZH English Department offers the broadest range of courses of any Swiss university.

Student Groups

In addition, the Fachverein Anglistik FAVA and the English Department's drama group, the Blueprint Masquerades, are just two examples of the active student life that characterizes our department (see Student Groups).

Weiterführende Informationen

Career Brochure: Alumni Portraits

Career Brochure: Alumni Portraits

prepared by the Fachverein Anglistik (FAVA), and available for download here.

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