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 open to the public.

Learning spaces in the library

The rooms containing the library (Verandas, Gothic room, linguistics library) and Room 11 have been turned into learning spaces with a limited seating capacity from Mon-Thu 9-18h and Fri 9-17h. The university rules concerning masks and cleaning apply. For tracking reasons, only students who have an approved seat can enter the learning spaces. You can apply for such a seat by writing to sekretariat-englsem@clutterunibas.ch. In case your application is approved, the seat is reserved for you for the entire semester. Please include the following information when applying:

  • Name and immatriculation number
  • Subject and semester (BA English, MA English, MSG SuK, MSG LitWiss, PhD English)
  • Indicate the day(s) and time slot(s) you need (from 1h to maximum of 2.5 days per week)
  • Indicate whether you intend to participate in active zoom sessions that involve talking while in the learning space (depending on need, we will assign a room for this use; otherwise the learning spaces are meant to be for silent studying and listening to non-interactive zoom lectures).

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

14 September – 20 December 2020

  • Front building: CLOSED
  • Rear building: Mon–Thu: 9–18 h,
    Fri: 9–17 h
    (N.B. Access to upper floors for staff and authorised students only!)

All buildings closed on 27 November