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The Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages

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Undergraduate study

MML came top of the league table for Modern Languages and Linguistics in the University Guide 2015 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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MML Photography Competition 2014

The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages invites students from the Faculty to enter its annual photography competition.


The top prize is a £100 voucher, and there are two runner up prizes of a £50 voucher each.

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See what's happening at MML

Latest news

MML Annual Lecture 2014 - The Vanishing Monolingual

Event: 25 October 2014

On Saturday 25 October 2014 at 5p.m., the MML Faculty's inaugural Annual Lecture will be given by Bernardette Holmes on "The Vanishing Monolingual - why the ability to speak other languages is defining success for the 21st Century"

MML Photography Competition 2014

Closes: 14 November 2014

The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages invites MML students to enter its annual photography competition.


07 October 2014

The University has launched a new Virtual Learning Environment called Moodle. The Faculty will have course sites for some undergraduate papers, which students will need to self enrol for.

Give languages a fair shout

15 September 2014

Director of the Language Centre, Jocelyn Wyburd, writes in Times Higher Education on the decline in language learning in the UK.

Call for applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2015

21 August 2014

The Faculty welcomes applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2015.

Visualising Posture in Dante's 'Comedy': History, Theory, Practice

05 August 2014

A conference convened by Heather Webb and Vladimir Mirodan explores posture in Dante’s Comedy. At CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 12-13 September 2014.

Ab Initio Success Stories

04 July 2014

Read about two of the Department of German and Dutch's recent Ab Initio success stories.

British Academy School Language Awards 2014

06 June 2014

Applications are now open for the British Academy School Language Awards, which offer a number of awards to schools, colleges and other providers to encourage language learning at a higher level.

Leszek Borysiewicz highlights impact of immigration debate on language learning

03 June 2014

Speaking to the Guardian, University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor Leszek Borysiewicz links the hostility surrounding immigration to the decline in modern language applicants and language learning generally.

MML comes top for modern languages and linguistics

03 June 2014

MML has been ranked top in the country for modern languages and linguistics in the Guardian's University Guide 2015.

UK youth unemployment to worsen due to lack of language skills

22 April 2014

Yahoo! News detail the impact the decline in language learning could have on the youth unemployment situation in the UK.

From Kornaros to Kazantzakis

10 April 2014

A conference on Language, Culture, Society, and History in Crete is to be held in honour of Prof. David Holton, at Selwyn College, 30th June and 1st July 2014.

Information Technologies and Transfer in Russia, 1450-1850

06 March 2014

This symposium, co-organised by Professor Simon Franklin and Dr. Katherine Bowers, will be held at Darwin College, Cambridge between Sept 5-6, 2014.

Student life: Real not royal at Cambridge

26 February 2014

Dr Andy Martin writes in The Telegraph, arguing that studying at Cambridge is not as remote or unattainable as many may think.

Reel Students

22 January 2014

Four first year undergraduates in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages have been taking part in a video diary project led by Dr Andy Martin.

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