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German and Dutch


Welcome to German and Dutch.

New undergraduate students arriving in October 2017: information on how to prepare for Option B (post-A-Level students) can be found here, and for Option A (ab initio students) here.

The 2017-18 Lecture List is available as a pdf document here and the online timetable can be viewed here


Special Announcements

The Schröder Lecture and the MML Faculty Lecture will this year be a joint event: Encountering Brexit - Perspectives and Challenges and will be held as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. Please see the Festival of Ideas page for full details of this event featuring a panel of speakers from the UK and abroad. 

Cambridge German is top of the league according to the Independent University Guide - for the third year running!

Why Brexit makes learning German more important than ever

OXFORD GERMAN OLYMPIAD "WIENER LIBRARY" COMPETITION 2017 - runner-up prize for Syamala Roberts

Syamala Roberts, an MPhil student from the German Department has been awarded the runner-up prize of this year's Oxford German Olympiad for her entry. CONGRATULATIONS!


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The German & Dutch section 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 German and Dutch section 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.



Applying to Cambridge

Information for prospective applicants thinking of studying German at Cambridge.

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Latest News

The Poetics of Personhood - Conference on 22 September

22 September 2017

Dr Michael Minden & Dr Annja Neumann from the Department of German & Dutch, together with Prof Leonard Olschner from QMUL are organising a one-day conference at Magdalene College.

Alfred Döblin Conference in Cambridge 18-20 September 2017

18 September 2017

Prof David Midgley, Dr Martin Ruehl from the Department of German and Dutch and Dr Steffan Davies from the University of Bristol are organising the 21. Alfred Döblin-Kolloquium here in Cambridge, at St John's college.