Provides a comprehensive grounding in German language, literature, culture, history and linguistics as well as a broad grounding in Russian language, culture and society. It enables students to become proficient enough in German to live and work effectively in a German-speaking environment. All our units include a focus on key transferable skills that help to prepare you for the world of work, as well as encouraging you to develop your academic talents. **German** - Our German courses at Manchester give students a solid grounding in German language and the opportunity to explore in depth German culture, linguistics, history and literature. They equip students with the skills and expertise needed to thrive in German-speaking environments, both during their period of residence abroad and following graduation. - Core German language courses at all levels of study are complemented by a variety of other subject areas, including linguistics that teaches you how the language works and a wide range of cultural and historical units that use German-language sources to improve your core language competence, as well as your wider knowledge of the German-speaking countries. - The third year includes a period spent in a German-speaking country. You can choose a work placement, teach English in schools as part of the British Council's assistantship scheme or study at our prestigious partner institutions in Berlin, Freiburg, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Leipzig, Basle and Innsbruck. - We have specialists in an unusually wide range of German-related subjects, so that you can focus on subjects that really appeal to you in your final year of study. **Russian** - Studies in Russian will enable students to develop their Russian language skills to a superior level. - Students will be provided with a broad grounding in Russian area studies, with an emphasis on the integrated study of language, culture and society. - We have specialists in an unusually wide range of Russian-related subjects, so that you can focus on subjects that really appeal to you in your final year of study. You can develop your interests in, and knowledge of, a variety of other subject areas (such as film and media studies, sociology, history and politics, literary and cultural studies).