Have a hankering for all things German? We’ve rounded up a list of the top 10 UK universities to study the language and the unique German way of life. Whether you’re looking for the best institution for study abroad links or complete immersion in German, we’ve got you covered.


1. Cambridge University

First place for studying German goes to the University of Cambridge – the entry standards for the course are high with A*AA grades.


2. Durham University

The German department at Durham completely immerses undergraduates in the language and the quality of teaching is extremely high, making graduates desirable to employers. Typical offers are made to students with AAA grades.


3. St Andrews University

Located in the east coast of Scotland, the University of St Andrews offers a wide range of modules for its German course. Students with AAB grades are typically awarded places.


4. Oxford University

Oxford’s modern languages faculty is one of the largest in England and the university boasts excellent facilities for its students. The typical offer is made to AAA students.


5. Warwick University

This course requires ABB with a B in German and the degree itself is very flexible, with a wide range of subjects that students can combine with studies of the language.


6. Newcastle University

The year abroad options at Newcastle are brilliant, and German language students are able to study a variety of modules alongside core subjects, including medieval studies and contemporary German culture. Students with ABB-BBB grades are generally offered places.


7. Birmingham University

Employability rates after the course are extremely high and in 2014, 84 per cent of students were in work or further study six months after graduation. A typical offer stands at AAB.


8. University of Lancaster 

Lancaster offers a distinctive approach to this course, enabling students to acquire high-level skills and a thorough understanding of the German language, culture and society.


9. Bristol University

The course here is studied over four years, with one year abroad at a partner university in Germany. The A-level grades typically needed are ABB.


10. University of Surrey 

Surrey prides itself on offering professional skills, practical contemporary language use and knowledge of the cultures and societies where German is spoken.