Find out about your options to study German at the University of Sheffield.

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Teaching in German is provided by the School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) and the Modern Languages Teaching Centre (MLTC). There are a variety of options available to include German at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as general modules available to all, and specialist modules for students studying STEM degrees with a language component.

Undergraduate degrees

Undergraduate degrees in German (including those that combine German with the study of other languages and/or a non-language Arts and Humanities/ Social Sciences subject), are taught by the School of Languages and Cultures. Degree combinations that include German are:

BA Modern Languages & Cultures

  • German language & culture
  • German language & culture with one other language & culture
  • German language & culture with two other languages & cultures

Dual honours (with a non-language subject)

  • German language & culture with a non-language subject
  • German languages & culture, a second language & culture, and a non-language subject

If you are studying a non-language degree programme that includes unrestricted credits, you can also use these to study German modules (see below for details). 

STEM degrees with German

At the University of Sheffield, we also offer certain science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees with German. The language component of our STEM degrees with German is taught by the Modern Languages Teaching Centre - please visit the MLTC website for more information. 

Postgraduate study

The School of Languages and Cultures offers a wide range of masters degrees which can include German as a language:

A global reputation for research excellence and a thriving research community also makes us the ideal place to pursue a PhD in languages and cultures

Unrestricted and not-for-credit modules 

If you aren't studying a language degree but would still like to experience learning German at university, you can do so through Languages for All. Languages for All is a university-wide scheme for all students wishing to develop foreign language skills, either by learning a new language from scratch, or continuing to build on existing language experience. 


If you have some experience of modern language learning, you can take German language and culture modules either as part of your degree (unrestricted modules) or alongside your degree (not-for-credit modules) as an extra-curricular activity. Please follow the link below for more information on how this works:

Undergraduate students


If you are a postgraduate taught student, you can study not-for-credit modules in German as an extra-curricular activity in addition to your studies.

Postgraduate research students can study German modules on a not-for-credit basis alongside their research. These may be included in your Doctoral Development Programme (DDP) portfolio if relevant to your doctoral research and/or career development.

Postgraduate taught students

Postgraduate research students

General modules for all

The Modern Languages Teaching Centre provides general language modules in German. These are open to all students (for credits or not), members of staff, and members of the public. They aim to develop language competence and cultural knowledge for professional and recreational purposes through small group weekly classes and guided independent learning.

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