The Single Honours degree in German Studies
The Department of Germanic Studies welcomes applications for the Single Honours Degree in Germanic Studies.
A Single Honours degree at the University of Sheffield allows you a great deal of flexibility. You can explore in great depth a wide range of topics in German language and culture: we cover a greater breadth of subjects than most other British German Departments. Or you can choose to add Dutch or Luxembourg Studies to your studies, while still concentrating mainly on German. Our flexible degree structure at Sheffield also allows you at the end of the first year to consider studying for a DUAL Degree.
In the First Year of your Single Honours Germanic Studies degree you join most other Sheffield students in taking three subjects: German plus two freely chosen ones from a huge range. Then, in Second Year, you can choose German modules only; or you can begin or continue with Dutch; or with Luxembourgish. These new-language options are not compulsory, however. Many Single Honours students prefer their degree in Germanic Studies to consist of German alone after First Year. Whichever path you choose, you have a wide range of courses available in German society, politics, history, philosophy, literature, cinema and linguistics.
The Year Abroad for Single Honours students offers three options. Most students attend a university in Germany or Austria. Alternatively, you can work as an English language assistant or you can go on a work placement. It may even be possible to combine university study with some work experience. Favourite locations for German include Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Heidelberg and Regensburg. If you choose to study Dutch or Luxembourgish, you can also spend time in a Dutch-speaking country, for example in Amsterdam, or in Luxembourg.
Language graduates from the University of Sheffield are highly employable and have taken up careers in international and national organisations and companies, such as the European Parliament, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Reuters, the BBC, the Rank Organization, Cooper´s and Lybrand, Saatchi, Ford, and the Art Institute in Chicago. They have also gone into Teaching, Translating/Interpreting, the Police, charities and many other fields.