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 develop your written and spoken German to a high level and spend your third year in a German-speaking country, either studying at a university or on approved work placement.
Your modules in the School of English explore the mechanics of languages, how they work and how they change over space and time. This complements your study of German-speaking cultures and makes you a better linguist, which could be a distinct advantage if you want a career in translating or interpreting.
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.