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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

CIRN Symposium

19 May 2017

The Cambridge Italian Research Network's annual interdisciplinary research symposium brings together researchers working on Italy from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives to discuss a single overarching theme or question. Now in its fifth year, the 2017 symposium will take place in Jesus College on 19 May 2017 and will explore the theme of 'Crime and Punishment.'

Filmmaker in Residence: Gianfranco Rosi

14 May 2017

We're excited to announce that prizewinning Italian director, cinematographer, producer and screenwriter Gianfranco Rosi will be Filmmaker in Residence at the Centre for Film and Screen this year. Join us for an excellent series of events 14-28 May.

Dr Mari Jones named Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

28 April 2017

We are pleased to announce that Dr Mari Jones has just been named Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, joining over 400 other talented academics and professionals in the society.

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.

Dr Martin Ruehl Awarded 2017 Pilkington Prize for Teaching Excellence

7 April 2017

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Dr Martin Ruehl has been awarded the 2017 Pilkington Prize for teaching excellence.

Madonnas & Miracles: The Holy Home in Renaissance Italy

30 March 2017

Don't miss this unique, collaborative exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum from 7 March - 4 June 2017 in the Adeane & Mellon galleries.

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.

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