German is the most widely spoken language in Western Europe and is becoming increasingly important as a business language in Eastern Europe. German history, science and culture have had a huge impact across the entire world, and graduate employers recognise the need for a broad cultural education alongside language skills.
At the University of Edinburgh, you will explore this history and culture alongside the study of the German language. German at Edinburgh has an excellent reputation for its research. It covers a broad range of topics, including German-Jewish writing, Medieval studies, East German studies, the Third Reich and the Holocaust, gender and politics, disability, travel writing, theatre and translation.
Russia is the world’s largest country and has the fifth most used language in the world. After a period of political, social and economic transformation, Russia is playing an increasingly bigger role in international politics.
Russian Studies at Edinburgh will give you a solid understanding of the Russian language and culture. You will study Russian literature, art, music and film and the country’s political history. You will also have the opportunity to study in Russia to improve your language skills and experience Russian culture first hand.