German is spoken by approximately 110 million native speakers across the globe.
It's the most widely-spoken language of the European Union. The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills lists Germany as one of the UK’s most important trading partners. As a result, German is one of the most sought-after languages in industry, meaning that a degree in German Studies could open up a wide range of careers.
Demand for linguists is expected to grow with the widening of the EU internal market. Some students become teachers (including TEFL) or translators and interpreters, while many choose to enter business and commerce of some kind, with accounting, banking and jobs involving computers becoming increasingly popular.
Marketing and exporting are also sought-after areas. Many of our students apply for management training of some kind, in either the private or the public sector, and around half of our graduates enter jobs which have a European or international aspect.