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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

Centres

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

MML Emeritus Professor to Deliver Annual Caledonian Lecture

31 October 2017

Professor Emeritus of Slavonic Studies, Anthony Cross FBA, will be delivering the annual Caledonian Lecture at the Caledonian Club in London on Tuesday 31 October 2017. The lecture is entitled, 'Scots in Catherine the Great's Russia: A Doctor; an Admiral; an Architect.'

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017

30 August 2017

The Faculty welcomes applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships. The aim of the British Academy in making these awards is to offer opportunities for outstanding early career researchers to strengthen their experience of research and teaching in a university environment.

Cambridge to Become a Permanent Home for Polish Studies

21 July 2017

Polish language, literature and culture will be a permanent feature of the University of Cambridge’s research and teaching following the signing of an agreement with the University of Warsaw on 14 July 2017. The signing will mark the grant of 15 million złotys (approximately £3.1 million), allocated to the University of...

Prof Adam Ledgeway Elected Fellow of British Academy

21 July 2017

We are very proud to announce that Professor Adam Ledgeway was just elected as Fellow of the British Academy. Professor Adam Ledgeway currently serves as Professor of Italian and Romance Linguistics, Chair of the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Fellow of Downing College . His area of research includes the comparative history and morphosyntax of the Romance languages; Italian and Romance dialectology; Latin; Italo-Greek; syntactic theory, linguistic change and language contact.

The Next Generation of Linguists is Buzzing

6 July 2017

On Friday 30 June and Monday 3 July, MML and the University of Cambridge were proud to hold two very exciting events for language lovers. 62,455 students competed in the National Modern Languages Spelling Bee, with 104 participating in the final event on Friday. Monday’s Translation Bee saw the final 45 students down from the initial 16,910 who began in the competition.

MML Wins the Green Impact Excellence Award

3 July 2017

For the fourth year in a row, MML participated and excelled in the 'Cambridge Green Challenge' awards. We are pleased to announce that this year we have won the Green Impact Excellence award in recognition of our collaboration with Newnham Croft Primary School.

Become Heroes of Our Time

1 July 2017

Join us for a special outreach event for secondary school students in Years 11 and 12. Learn about the Department of Slavonic Studies and the many academic pursuits that the University of Cambridge makes possible. Explore Russian as part of the degree in Modern and Medieval Languages and as part of the new joint degree in Russian and History. This event will take place on Saturday, 1 July 2017.

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