German Studies at Sheffield combines intensive language training with rigorous academic study. We teach in German on many of our modules, which cover literature, culture, history, philosophy, politics, language theory and usage in German-speaking countries. You will spend your third year in Germany or another German-speaking country, usually as a student at a university, though students sometimes go on approved work placements. The Department of Economics, where you will spend roughly half your time, is one of the few stand-alone economics departments in the north of England. Staff are leading researchers who advise UK government and international organisations. This breadth of expertise means plenty of choice for you. Choosing a degree like this one is often the first step towards a richer intellectual and cultural life. A second language, and experience of living and studying in another culture are big advantages in the jobs market too, particularly if you want an international career. Recent graduates have gone into teaching, translating, journalism, broadcasting, government and business.