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 thirty per cent of your time in Sheffield is devoted to learning Japanese in our School of East Asian Studies. The school teaches Japanese from scratch so you don’t need previous experience. 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. 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.