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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

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Undergraduate study

MML came top of the league table for Modern Languages and Linguistics in the University Guide 2016 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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Graduate study

The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge is a large but closely-knit multi-departmental Faculty, offering teaching and research facilities in Dutch, French, Occitan, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Neo-Latin, Russian, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese and Linguistics, among other areas such as comparative literature and film.

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GCSE students discover the wonders of German

18 June 2015

115 GCSE and A-level students, accompanied by 37 teachers, representing 30 schools from across the UK attended an event hosted by Cambridge Online German for Schools (COGS) programme run by the University’s Department of German and Dutch on 13 June at Murray Edwards College.

Centre for Film and Screen

18 June 2015

The Faculty is proud to announce the launch of the Centre for Film and Screen's website. The new centre is the home of Film and Screen Studies at the University, including it MPhil and PhD porgrammes.

New Cambridge Research Initiative in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

27 May 2015

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has announced it will provide €1 million over five years to create a research hub at the University of Cambridge. The hub will draw on and support the activities of all Cambridge scholars working on German-related and comparative themes from any period and from across all subjects in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

College Open Days

Event: April - September 2015

College open days give you the opportunity to get a sense of what College life is like, and to pick up a wide range of useful information.

Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World, 1400-1800

Event: 9-11 July 2015

An Interdisciplinary Conference at St Catharine’s College, hosted by the ERC-funded Domestic Devotions project.

The Italian Home

Event: 01 Jun 2015

All are welcome to the Cambridge Italian Research Network's interdisciplinary symposium at Gonville and Caius College, 1 June 2015, 10.30am-5pm.

Guardian places Cambridge top for modern languages and linguistics

26 May 2015

The Guardian University guide 2016 has ranked Cambridge number one for modern languages and linguistics.

Dr Rory Finnin wins Student-Led Teaching Award

22 May 2015

Dr Rory Finnin, University Senior Lecturer in Ukrainian Studies, has won an award in the Lecturer category at CUSU's Student-Led Teaching Awards 2015.

The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune

Event: 19 May 2015

Kristin Ross, Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University, delivers a talk entitled “Communal Luxury: Art, Artists and Artisans under the Commune,” at the McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College at 5.30.

The Years of Alienation

Event: 15 + 22 May 2015

A two-day workshop on 'The Years of Alienation: Asylum and Factory in Italy 1960s–1970s' co-organised and co-hosted by the University of Cambridge and the University of Kent

Masculinities and gender relations in the Old Greek Cinema

Event: 12 May 2015

The Modern Greek Section of the University of Cambridge and the Society for Modern Greek Studies invite you to a lecture on "Masculinities and gender relations in the Old Greek Cinema: A close reading of Neighbourhood the Dream (1961)" with Dr Achilleas Hadjikyriacou (Cultural Counsellor, Cyprus High Commission, London).

Ensemble Unterwegs

Event: 13 Mar 2015

Barbara Schachtner (soprano), Eva Hennevogl (violin), Friederike Holzapfel (viola) and Anna Betzl-Reitmeier (cello), who make up the quartet ensemble unterwegs will bring Schubert’s Winterreise to life at Magdalene College. There will also be a short introduction to the songs and their musical and historical context by Paul Hoegger (Cambridge).

Between Russia and Germany: Poland and the Shifting European Order

Event: 13 Mar 2015

Cambridge Polish Studies invites you to a lively discussion and debate on Poland's new role in Europe and the shifting nature of German-Russian relations, featuring Edward Lucas, Senior Editor at 'The Economist', and Peter Hitchens, columnist for 'The Mail on Sunday'.

Hold on to your tongue!

Event: 28 Feb 2015

We are pleased to tell you about our next Cambridge Bilingualism Network event, which comes as part of this year's focus on community languages and the place of qualifications, and is organised jointly with Routes into Languages East.

Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies

Event: 21 Feb 2015

The first Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies will be held on 21 February 2015, with Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, as keynote speaker.

Variation and Change in Mainland and Insular Norman: A Study of Superstrate Influence

29 Jan 2015

Dr Mari Jones, Reader in French Linguistics and Language Change, has had her latest book published by Brill today…

Why learning European languages makes you part of a global network

22 Jan 2015

A new study published in the US shows that a language’s international importance can be measured in more ways than just counting the number of native speakers.

A Virtual Tour of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

Event: 16 Jan 2015

Cambridge Polish Studies invites you to a Virtual Tour of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, followed by a discussion on Jewish Memory in Contemporary Poland. Friday, 16 January 2015, 5pm. Register at the above link.

Cambridge's world-leading performance in Research Excellence Framework (REF)

05 Jan 2015

The internationally excellent and world-leading quality of the Faculty's research was reconfirmed in the recent national Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF). The Cambridge submission came 1st in the country for the crucial categories of outputs, impact and environment for weighted 4* (defined as 'world-leading'), as well as for weighted impact on combined 4* and 3* (defined respectively as 'world-leading' and 'internationally excellent'), and 2nd in the UK for weighted outputs and environment for combined 4* and 3*. These high rankings were reflected in the Times Higher Education Supplement's placement (1st January 2015) of Cambridge MML in top place for Modern Languages and Linguistics (rather than single linguistics) intensity-weighted submissions.

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