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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

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 more than 700 undergraduate students, 60 MPhil students and 120 PhD students we are one of the largest humanities Faculties in the University and one of the largest languages Faculties nationally.

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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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MML came top of the league table for Modern Languages and Linguistics in the University Guide 2014 published by the Guardian newspaper. A maximum score of 100 out of 100 put Cambridge amongst the top rated of all UK Universities for student satisfaction (with the course, teaching, and feedback), as well as student/staff ratio, spend per student, and career destinations.

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Students on a Bridge

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Cambridge came top of the league table for Modern Languages and Linguistics in the University Guide for 2015 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

Cambridge Hispanic and Lusophone Research Seminars (CHLRS)

1 July 2016

The CHLRS is a seminar for staff, graduate (and where relevant undergraduate) students at which papers are given by graduate students, members of staff, and speakers from outside Cambridge. All graduate students in the Spanish and Portuguese Department are expected to attend. On this event listing you will find the programme for upcoming and recently held seminars of the CHLRS.

The Caryatids' Lament: The 'Elgin Marbles' in Modern Greek Literature

30 November 2015

A lecture by Dr Georgia Gotsi, Monday 30 November at 5pm in LB1.

Become a Faculty Representative

27 November 2015

Nominations for student representatives on the MML Faculty Board are now open. Two undergraduates and one graduate are elected each year to represent the student body on the Faculty Board. The deadline for receiving nominations is 16:00 on Friday 22 January 2016, and the election will be held one week later, on Friday 29 January 2016.

Singing the King's Death

26 November 2015

In order to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Louis XIV's death, members of Ars eloquentiae and Nick Hammond of the French department will be presenting a lecture recital of street songs sung at the time of Louis's death.

MML & Linguistics Open Day

23 November 2015

Bookings for the upcoming MML & Linguistics Open Day are now open. The online booking form is available on the Open Day webpage , along with more detailed information about the event, which will take place on 11 March 2016. The programme will include introductory talks and sample lectures in both MML and Linguistics,...

Languages are fighting back

18 November 2015

The number of young people studying languages in the UK is falling. Determined to change this, the University is running an increasing number of events to highlight the life-changing power of languages.

Is English enough? UK language policy debated at Cambridge University

11 November 2015

A ground-breaking policy workshop aiming to break the “vicious circle of monolingualism” in the UK was held at Cambridge University, featuring representatives of government, education and key organisations including the British Academy and the British Council.

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