A level German can be combined effectively with a range of other A level subjects, broadening your academic base and enhancing your career prospects. With the reunification of Germany and the opening up of Eastern Europe, German is becoming an increasingly important language in numerous fields of commerce, industry and research.
Many of our students continue with the study of German or another foreign language at university. In addition to purely language-based degree courses, it is becoming increasingly popular to combine a language with another subject. Most universities now provide opportunities to combine German with a further subject such as Business Studies, Law, Computing or Engineering. Most of these courses incorporate one year abroad, either at a foreign university or on a work placement and several now offer dual British and German qualifications.
Careers where you could use your skills in German include: interpreting, translating, bilingual secretary, international banking, travel industry, law, teaching, employment in the institutions of the European Union or in commerce and industry. It could even be the stepping-stone to something completely different: some top comedians also studied German at university!