Languages and Literatures: English

University of Fribourg

M.A. On Campus
24 months
1650 EUR/year
1366 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Over the four semesters, the Languages and Literatures: English programme at Universität Freiburg / Université de Fribourg involves a broad-based approach in which most students work on all of the subdisciplines of English, with an option to study one field in depth – British or American literature, Medieval literature, or Linguistics.


Interdisciplinary work is a key aspect of studies in the Department and there are intensive weekend seminars for some classes during which students and professors meet in a congenial setting to investigate a subject in detail. The Languages and Literatures: English programme culminates with the writing of an original thesis in a field of the student's choice. Students can participate in research colloquia and explore their ideas in a setting of peers. The department has extensive and up-to-date physical and electronic library resources.

Is this program for you ?

Did you know that English is the largest language department in the multilingual world of the Universität Freiburg / Université de Fribourg? Our five professors were born in five different countries, hold doctoral degrees from Bern, Berlin, Oxford, and Virginia, and are deeply committed to their teaching and research. Three post-doc assistants support the teaching program while continuing to pursue their own research.

We offer a solid, comprehensive curriculum ranging across all major fields of Anglophone literature in England and the United States, English linguistics, and the historical forms of the English language from Beowulf, through Chaucer and Shakespeare to the English we speak and write today. Interdisciplinary work is key to our identity at Fribourg.

Our professors publish their research in peer-reviewed journals and with internationally renowned presses such as Oxford University Press, Manchester University Press and the University Press of Virginia. They are involved in prestigious international research projects in Oxford, in the United States, and in Australia. In addition, they contribute regularly to national and international conferences as well as to events offered by the Institute of Comparative Literature, which was founded by a member of the English department.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English linguistics
  • English Philology
  • English Literature
  • Americat Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Master's degree programmes are built on the knowledge and abilities that were acquired when obtaining a Bachelor's degree.

Holders of a Bachelor's degree awarded from a Swiss university or holders of a Bachelor's degree awarded by a foreign university, provided that the Bachelor's degree is recognised and considered equivalent by the University of Fribourg, can be admitted to a Master's degree programme within another discipline with prerequisites (must be successfully completed before starting the Master's degree programme) or additional requirements (can be completed during the Master's degree programme).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1650 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 825 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1366 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 683 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

CHF 720 National

CHF 870 International


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