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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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Audience Member


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

Applying for Undergraduate Study

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

MML & Linguistics Open Day

11 March 2016

Bookings for the upcoming MML & Linguistics Open Day are now open. It will take place on 11 March 2016, and the programme will include introductory talks and sample lectures in both MML and Linguistics, as well as tours of the Faculty and its facilities, and the chance to talk with staff and current students.

Cambridge access project celebrates milestone and launches new learning resource

28 February 2016

The University of Cambridge’s HE Plus programme has just registered its 10,000th participant! HE+ is a brilliant project that provides a bank of resources for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of language and culture.

Faculty Rep Elections

3 February 2016

Elections for Faculty Board representatives were held on Friday 29 January 2016. The election results are now in.

Prof Ledgeway to receive honorary PhD

22 January 2016

Warmest congratulations to Prof Adam Ledgeway, who will receive an honorary PhD from the University of Bucharest next week.

Become a Faculty Representative

22 January 2016

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.

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