skip to content


Department of German and Dutch

Welcome to the Department of German and Dutch.


Two Special Announcements:

Exhibition Germans in Britain in Cambridge Murray Edwards College from 7 to 28 June, 2015. A poster is now available, as well as a booklet. 

Second Cambridge German Network event on 13 June on Translation for school teachers, A-level and GCSE students, with a range of talks, seminars and workshops and a choice of fascinating speakers, including Karl Fritz, translator of the Harry Potter books into German. For further details, please click on the poster or go to the event 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.

In these pages you can find out about our

You can also read

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).

Find out more

Applying to Cambridge

Information for prospective applicants thinking of studying German at Cambridge.

Find out more

Cambridge Online German for Schools

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

Find out more

Let's be friends


Latest News

Cambridge Translation Event for Schools

13 June 2015

A day dedicated to the teaching and learning of translation on 13 June.

'Germans in Britain' Exhibition in Cambridge 7 to 28 June

7 June 2015

A special exhibition accompanied by a series of talks.

Biological Discourses - The Language of Science and Literature around 1900

10 April 2015

A Postgraduate Conference with speakers from UK, US, Italian and German universities.