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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

History and Modern Languages

Courses: History and Modern Languages

The History and Modern Languages course provides insight into the cultures of other countries, and understanding of the past and present in international contexts. This exciting new four-year Honours degree, offered jointly by the Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages and the Faculty of History, encompasses intensive study in language, culture, film, as well as a wide variety of British, European and world history.

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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages is the home of language and linguistics teaching and research at the University of Cambridge. With nearly 1,000 students (over 770 undergraduates, 65 MPhil students and 140 PhD students) we are one of the largest humanities Faculties in the University and one of the largest languages Faculties nationally. The Faculty was founded over 130 years ago in 1879.

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New sculpture at Sidgwick Site


The Faculty is home to a number of centres and research initiatives, and also supports a range of projects across the University and further afield.

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Students on a Bridge

Applying for Undergraduate Study

Cambridge came top of the league table for Modern Languages and Linguistics in the University Guide for 2017 published by The Guardian newspaper. The most recent National Student Survey places Cambridge MML at the top for Overall Student Satisfaction, with a rate of 99%. This is one of the highest scores in the University of Cambridge, itself the highest-ranked institution of the Russell Group.

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Latest news and events

The Sixth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment

6 July 2016

The Sixth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment 'Curriculum Design and Evaluation for Endangered Languages', organised by Dr Mari Jones, Reader in French Linguistics and Language Change, will take place on 6th July 2016.

Post-Brexit, Studying Language and Culture Is More Urgent Than Ever

28 June 2016

Post-Brexit, Studying Language and Culture Is More Urgent Than Ever: statement from the Board of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

Dr Mari Jones wins the Vice-Chancellor's Impact Award for the School of Arts and Humanities!

22 June 2016

Dr Mari Jones, of the Department of French, has won the Vice Chancellor's Impact Award for the School of Arts and Humanities. Congratulations!

Re-Vistas and the Expanded Present: New Approaches to Latin American Periodical Culture

20 June 2016

Symposium-Taller and Pop-Up Exhibition 1 July 2016 Trinity College Cambridge, Old Combination Room, S Staircase Organized by Camilla Sutherland and Erica Segre Through recent scholarship this event will interrogate and showcase the unique challenges and vibrant potential of Latin American periodical studies. Encompassing...

New report co-authored by Prof. Wendy Ayres-Bennett on the value of languages

26 May 2016

Professor Wendy Ayres-Bennett (DTAL) has co-authored a new report which argues that urgent action is needed to close the UK languages gap.

ITA1 Use of Italian

20 May 2016

The examination for MML Tripos Part 1A, ab initio Italian, ITA1 Use Of Italian, which was due to take place today at 9am, has been unable to proceed after the discovery of a procedural irregularity.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

10 May 2016

The Faculty welcomes applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships.

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