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 studying or working in Germany (or Austria) and Luxembourg.
Luxembourg is a multilingual country so you will learn Luxembourgish and French as well as German. But you’re not expected to reach the same level of profiency in all three.
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.