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Department of German and Dutch

 

What do students of German do after graduation?

Our students have taken up careers in many walks of life, both in Britain and abroad. Some go on to further study in literature and culture, but also in history, modern politics, European studies, history of art, international and European law and other subjects. Others go straight into careers including the following: civil service and local government, employment in the EU and in NGOs or UK and international charities, publishing, marketing, teaching, NHS administration, museum work, banking and finance, journalism, law (following a postgraduate law conversion course). Every year a fair number return to the German-speaking world to take up jobs in the places where they spent their Year Abroad. Like graduates in other languages, students of German have a higher chance of finding immediate and lasting employment than students of any other arts and humanities subject.

For further facts and information about the German language see Make it in Germany

Read how a researcher at Cambridge University has shown that Germany is the happiest country in the world!

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

Election views from inside Germany

14 April 2017

An article written by Michelle Martin, a former MML student

German as a Foreign Language Conference

3 April 2017

A conference on teaching German as a Foreign Language with several workshops will be held on Saturday 22 April.

German ab initio students on study trip to Wust in Saxony-Anhalt

27 March 2017

Five ab initio students from the German Department spent a week with German host families.

Dutch section secures a grant for Du5.

15 March 2017

A grant of 1500 Euros from 'De Nederlandse Taalunie' has been secured to spend on Du5.