We scored 97% for student satisfaction in the national student survey 2016

We are a leading centre for German and Germanic studies, with influential research, inspiring teaching and a close sense of community. Our work helps to build an understanding of Germanic nations, cultures and identities.

Most of our students have an A-Level in German, but we also welcome students who wish to take up German from Beginners level. You can also study Dutch with us or opt for Luxembourg studies.

Beginners' German Dutch Luxembourg Studies

Number 1 for student experience - Firth Court buildingNumber one Russell Group university for student experience

We've been voted number one in the Russell Group and third in the UK for student experience in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017.

​​The Students' Union was voted best in the UK for the ninth year in a row, and the University's library services were placed joint first out of 122 institutions​​ nationally.

The University was also ranked joint second for 'good community atmosphere' and joint third ​​for 'good social life'.

The findings from the annual survey of 15,826 students reaffirm the University of Sheffield as a unique place to study and a global leader in research and teaching, as well as an institution giving students an unrivalled, rich experience in a city unlike any other in the UK.

Germanic Studies study with us
Study with us

Find out why students love Germanic Studies.

Undergraduate Study
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Germanic Studies is unique, with a great reputation for our work and a huge range of study options.

About Germanic Studies
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Germany dictionaryOur research

We've won huge acclaim for our wide-ranging research in Germanic studies. Discover more about our work here.


Postgraduate Study

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From writers in residence to drama productions and inter-university football tournaments... there's always something new beyond the seminar room.

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