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Department of German and Dutch

Welcome to the Department of German and Dutch.


Special Announcement: Cambridge Postgraduate Conference: Biological Discourses - The Language of Science and Literature around 1900 on 10 & 11 April 2015
The Full Conference Programme is now available. Further details on our Postgraduate Conference page



This Department is a leading institution in the field of German studies and has always achieved excellent results in successive national research assessment exercises, as well as sharing in the outstanding rating awarded to the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages in the last Teaching Quality Assessment.

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On our special events and news page you will find details of current and forthcoming items of interest, with links to our research events and any special seminars or lectures.

The Department of German and Dutch is happy to answer any questions that current or prospective students may have. Please contact us via e-mail, telephone or letter, or drop in to see us at the Sidgwick Site.


The 2014-15 Lecture List can be viewed online here or as a pdf document here.

Our Star Students

Read about some of our students’ success stories, including those who read German ‘Ab Initio’ (from scratch).

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Applying to Cambridge

Information for prospective applicants thinking of studying German at Cambridge.

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Cambridge Online German for Schools

Cambridge Online German for Schools (COGS) is a core element of the Cambridge German Network

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Latest News

DH Green Lecture by Professor Horst Bredekamp

24 February 2015

Horst Bredekamp, Professor for History of Art at Humboldt Universität Berlin will be giving this year's DH Green lecture.

Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies

21 February 2015

The first Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies will be held on 21 February 2015, with Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, as keynote speaker.

Cambridge New Habsburg Studies Network launched

2 December 2014

Professor Jo Whaley and Dr Annja Neumann were involved in setting up a new network during Michaelmas 2014.

Special Lecture: Football in National Socialism

21 November 2014

​A special lecture on Football in National Socialism will be held on Fri 21 Nov at 4.30pm, St John's College.