With Germany’s position among the top largest economies in the world, the ability to converse in German can be a real advantage. In addition to developing a strong level of proficiency in the German language, this course also provides you with an understanding and appreciation of economic theory and its applications. Valuable experience can be gained through the option of a placement abroad with a German or Austrian firm. **Why study this course?** Develop your knowledge of German, explore the culture of Germany and learn key economic analysis skills that will aid you in your future career. Through this course you can expect to become confident and highly skilled in written and spoken German, mastering the fundamental elements of the language. Our small language classes, led by native speakers, and direct access to expert staff for help and feedback ensures you develop your language skills to the best of your ability. This course provides you with the opportunity to explore the culture, history, film, literature and politics of this fascinating country and you will gain a deep understanding of, among other things, the profound impact of the unification of East and West Germany in 1989. In economics, you will study practical issues and explore the relationship between economics and society more widely. This course places less emphasis on mathematical and statistical content, and instead you will focus on the relevance of these techniques to applied problems. **After the course** By the time you graduate, you can expect to be able to write and speak fluently in German – an immensely useful skill to have given that there is currently a great shortage of well-qualified linguists in the UK. The experience of studying or working abroad also distinguishes you from non-language graduates, providing evidence of self-reliance, adaptability and enterprise. Furthermore, you will be in high demand as a result of the analytical skills and specialist knowledge of economics you develop through this course. Our graduates have an excellent record of gaining employment or progressing to further study. Many of our graduates go on to put their linguistic skills to practical use by working for companies with a German connection. However, prospects extend well beyond translating and interpreting. Recent graduates have been recruited by employers such as Sony Europe, the Civil Service, Oxford University Press, Dow Jones and PwC.