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What can I do with...

...a german degree?

Want to know what you can do with your German degree? This useful tool can help you find out about your career options. What are you waiting for? Also, dann wollen wir mal!

Having chosen to do a modern language degree, you might believe that you’re destined to teach reluctant school kids or translate complex documents. Great though these occupations may be, they aren’t the only career options. A modern language degree will provide you with a fantastic platform from which to enter a range of interesting sectors. Click on the links below to explore further:

You might be able to swear and cuss like a German local, but here are some of the skills that your German degree might have helped you to develop:

Communication (Oral)

All mouth, no trousers? Nope, but you can speak to people in a calm, concise and engaging manner.

Communication (Written)

You may not be a romantic poet, but you can write in a professional, succinct and appealing fashion.

Critical Thinking

When you’re presented with a problem or idea, you have the ability to think about it from a critical perspective. You’re not afraid to share your opinion.


You don’t need somebody holding your hand the entire time. You can work on your own, use your initiative and keep yourself motivated.

Language Skills

You will have (hopefully) the ability to speak, read and write in another language – more likely two, if you have studied a combined language degree.


You’re a shepherd, not a sheep. You can lead from the front and take charge when decisions need to be made.


Articulate, methodical and composed, your negotiation skills are top-notch. You could even give Barry Obama a run for his money.


Like a pig sniffing for truffles, you have the ability to get your head down and find exactly what you’re looking for: useful information.

Time Management

You may not have ‘Bernard’s Watch’, but you can manage your time effectively and meet deadlines without any last minute stress.

Still stuck for inspiration? Check out the different roles you could secure with your German degree…

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