Dutch at Sheffield
With around eighty students on our programmes, we are the largest Dutch department in the UK in terms of student numbers. This popularity is a testament to the lively, ambitious nature of the Dutch section; there is always something going on and you’ll quickly feel included and at home with us.
We try to be as flexible as possible, so you can study Dutch over a period of one, two, three or four years and can start at either beginners’ or intermediate level. In addition we offer a variety of modules to introduce you to the culture and linguistics f the Low Countries.
Spoken across the Netherlands, Flanders, Surinam and parts of the Caribbean, Dutch is consistently in the top five of languages most frequently requested by UK employers. That is not surprising: the Netherlands are a top export and import destination for the UK. Add the connections with Flanders and you know why Dutch is a useful skill to have in an increasingly competitive job market.
The Dutch are internationally-minded and outward-looking, but they also have a real pride in their own national identity. And well they might; the Netherlands and Flanders have made huge contributions to literature, politics, the visual arts, architecture and sport, and Amsterdam is one of the world's great capital cities. And there is Bruges, Ghent and Antwerp of course.
Beyond the classroom you are encouraged to join in with our packed events calendar which includes activities, workshops and conferences. Our own student society also organises social evenings and an annual trip to Amsterdam in spring.
If you have any questions about Dutch at Sheffield please contact Dr Henriette Louwerse.