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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

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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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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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 2016 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 and events

UCML seminar: The EU referendum and HE languages disciplines

26 April 2016

The University Council of Modern Languages is organising a seminar on the EU referendum and its impact on Modern Language disciplines.

Britain and the EU

18 April 2016

The Vice Chancellor has recently spoken on the importance to the University of Cambridge of the European ideal and its practical consequences for research, student and staff mobility. The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages would like to remind all of our students of the importance of casting a vote in the forthcoming referendum, the outcome of which is so important to our future.

Following in the footsteps of Ramon Llull - Cultural trip to Mallorca, 1-7 April 2016

12 April 2016

Following in the Footsteps of Ramon Llull: Cultural Trip to Mallorca (1-7 April 2016) Six of the MML students currently taking paper SP10: 'Introduction to Catalan Language and Culture' travelled to Mallorca to take part in a cultural trip to coincide with the 700 anniversary of the death of writer and philosopher Ramon...

UL acquisition: Castles in the air: two works of Renaissance and Baroque Iberian poetry

31 March 2016

Castles in the air: two works of Renaissance and Baroque Iberian poetry The Rare Books department of Cambridge University Library has recently acquired two rare volumes of seventeenth-century poetry, both printed in Lisbon. These two books represent a very important addition to the Early Modern Iberian poetry collection of...

Faculty to launch major new AHRC research project on multilingualism

23 March 2016

The Faculty is to launch a major new research project to study the benefits of multilingualism to individuals and society, and transform attitudes to languages in the UK, as part of the AHRC’s Open World Research Initiative.

MML outreach trip to the North of England

17 March 2016

This week, a team from MML visited 8 different schools in Newcastle and Manchester to deliver language taster sessions.

New course launch: History and Modern Languages degree available at MML from 2017

17 March 2016

The website for our exciting new History and Modern Languages degree, containing detailed information on the course content and structure, is now live!

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