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. About half your time in Sheffield is devoted to modules in Spanish language and Hispanic culture in our Department of Hispanic Studies. You will spend half your third year studying or working in a Germanic country; the other half in a Hispanic country. There are optional modules in Portuguese and Catalan. 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.