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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.

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Latest News

Thomas Mann Essay Prize

11 December 2020

The German and Dutch Section is very pleased to announce another success in an essay competition for one of our doctoral students. Congratulations to Francesco Albé, who has been awarded the Thomas Mann Essay Prize by the English Goethe Society for his essay, ‘Choreographies of (Dis)order: Dance and Same-Sex Desire in...

Annual Schröder Event MT 2020

3 November 2020

You are warmly invited to the German and Dutch Section’s annual Schröder event, ‘From the Classics to Covid: Theatre Practice Today’, at 5 pm on 25 November 2020. This year we will have the opportunity to participate in a conversation with Thomas Ostermeier, hosted by Dr Annja Neumann with Prof. Andrew Webber. Thomas...

Women in German Studies Essay Prize

2 November 2020

Congratulations to Catriona Corke on being selected as runner-up for the WIGS essay prize! Catriona's essay was titled 'Protecting the Public Sphere(s): The Campaign for Peter-Paul Zahl'.

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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