Welcome to the Department of English

You will find information about our institutionstudy programmes, course offerings, as well as ongoing research projects and a variety of academic events, many of which are open to the public.

First-semester students 2021: Welcome! Please consult this page that contains all the relevant information to start studying with us.

Prospective students are invited to read our brochure on Studying English at the University of Basel and to consult the information on the studying page.

Current students can find all relevant information on courses, study plans, manuals, exams, etc. on the studying page.

Learning spaces at the Department of English

Room 11 (15 people) and room 12 (the linguistic library; 8 people) have been turned into learning spaces. These spaces will be available from Mon-Fri 9-17h from 26 April.  The university rules concerning masks and cleaning will apply. For tracking reasons, students have to check in/out via a QR code. In order to reserve a seat for listening to Zoom lectures, please  contact <alex.van-lierde@unibas.ch> and indicate the time slot for your course.

University of Basel
Department of English
Nadelberg 6
CH-4051 Basel

Tel: +41 (0)61 207 27 90
Fax: +41 (0)61 207 27 80

Opening Hours

1 July 2021 – 19 September 2021

  • Library: Mon–Fri: 9–17 h
    For book loan, pick-up & return please seehere.
  • Learning spaces: see information on the left
  • Front building: CLOSED (upper floors)
  • Rear building: Mon–Fri: 9–17 h,

All buildings closed:

  • 29 July: afternoon
  • 30 July: all day
  • 3 August: afternoon
  • 4 August: all day
  • 20 August: all day