What degree programmes can I follow?
At Sheffield, we offer you chances that you won’t get elsewhere. So, as well as an array of options for studying German, you can follow our Dutch Studies courses which are among the best in the UK. We are also the only university in the world to offer Luxembourg Studies at undergraduate level.
Studying German at Sheffield
The Germanic Studies Single Honours course lets you perfect your German skills while exploring Germanic history, society and culture in real depth.
Alternatively, you might choose to divide your time equally between German and another subject. This is known as a Dual Honours degree. Here, alongside German language and culture you will explore another field and develop a new skill-set. You can combine German with another language or take a subject from outside the school, such as economics, politics or music.
You also have the option of taking German (or Dutch or Luxembourgish) as part of the BA in Modern Languages. This is an intensively language-focused programme which will give you fluency in three languages.
Study a new language from scratch
However you choose to study with us, you can also start a new language from scratch. Our Dutch and Luxembourgish classes are outstanding and always prove popular. You can also explore other languages offered in the school, such as Czech, Polish or Portuguese.
For all information about entry requirements, including our typical offer for single and dual honours courses, required subjects and the number of A levels required, please consult our online prospectus.
'And' and 'with' degrees
'And' degrees - for example German and Economics - involve a 50/50 split between the two subjects. You will normally spend an equal amount of time on both subjects and study an equal amount of modules. You will therefore receive an equal amount of credits. These are known as Dual Honours degrees.
'With' degrees - for example German with Dutch - let you choose a ‘Major’ and ‘Minor’ focus. The first subject (German) is the major part of your degree and the second subject (Dutch) the minor. The split is 2/3 major and 1/3 minor.
For detailed information about the different degrees listed on this page please consult the courses for Germanic Studies in the online prospectus
Single/Dual Honours Courses
Archaeology and German
German with Dutch
Chinese Studies with German
German with Dutch
German with Luxembourg Studies