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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

Brexit in Focus

Brexit in Focus

This series of articles explores the repercussions of the UK's decision to leave the European Union, and considers the important role that languages play in modern Britain.

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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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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.

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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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Latest news and events

Norman MacColl Symposium 2017: Magical Dispossessions: Nature, Capital and Conflict in Colombia

28 April 2017

This year’s Norman MacColl lecturer is the Colombian artist, Alberto Baraya. Please join us on 28th and 29th April for a unique series of speakers and presentations on landscape and literature, botany and politics as well as on post-conflict art, economics and public space, as these open up new angles on historic and contemporary questions surrounding nationhood and disposession.

Multilingual (Con)figurations: Catalan and Ukrainian in Dialogue

24 March 2017

Please join Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies on Friday 24 March for a workshop entitled Multilingual (Con)figurations: Catalan and Ukrainian in Dialogue. This event will take place from 09:30-14:00 at King's College, University of Cambridge.

MML and Linguistics Open Day 2017

17 March 2017

Bookings for the 2017 MML & Linguistics Open Day are now open.

Literary Littorals: Slavery, Emancipation, Africa and the Spanish Empire

8 March 2017

Literary Littorals: Slavery, Emancipation, Africa and the Spanish Empire 6 April 2017 - 7 April 2017 Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT Registration for the conference is now open . Fees are £25 (full fee) and £12.50 (one-day fee). This includes lunches and teas/coffees. It is also possible to pay a...

New language routes added to History/Modern Languages joint tripos for 2018

24 February 2017

The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages is pleased to announce that applicants to the joint tripos for History/ML (HML) will be able to choose from four more language routes starting in 2018.

Graduate, get a job … make a difference

17 February 2017

Alumnae from MML have been featured in a series of articles highlighting their choices and careers since completing their languages Degrees.

Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies

11 February 2017

The third Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies will take place on Saturday 11 February 2017 . The topic is Remembering and Forgetting in the German-Speaking World. The 2017 keynote speaker will be Dr Hubertus Knabe, Director of Berlin-Hohenschönhausen, a museum and memorial in a notorious former Stasi torture prison.

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