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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

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Latest News

Reading by Karl-Heinz Ott - 7 March, 5.15pm - The Parlour, Magdalene College

15 February 2019

7 March 2019, 5.15-6.30pm The Parlour, Magdalene College German author and playwright Karl-Heinz Ott will read from his latest novel Und jeden Morgen das Meer in Magdalene College at 5.15pm on 7 March 2019. The reading will be chaired by Department member Annja Neumann, who has a special interest in contemporary literature...

"You say you want a revolution?" - The Schröder and DAAD Hub Lecture

14 February 2019

Tickets are now available for the Schröder and DAAD Hub Lecture, to be held on Friday 3 May 2019 at Frankopan Hall, Jesus College West Court

Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies 2019

5 February 2019

The programme for the 2019 Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies is now available.

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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