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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

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.

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.

ARC (Anglia Ruskin - Cambridge) Romance Linguistics Seminars

14 June 2017

We are happy to announce the programme of the ‘ARC (Anglia Ruskin – Cambridge) Romance Linguistics Seminars’ for Easter Term 2017, with events running from 27 April through 14 June.

Cambridge Conversations in Translation: Translation & Multimodality

26 May 2017

The final event in the Cambridge Conversations in Translation (CCiT) series will be held on Friday 26 May. This one-day event will run from 11AM - 4PM and feature a mix of presentations and workshops. There will be ample opportunity for discussion and interaction with experts on multimodality, translators and artists from various fields, including music, dance, performance and the visual arts. Please join us!

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.'

Cambridge University Students' Union: Student-Led Teaching Awards

15 May 2017

We are proud to announce that on Tuesday 9 May, six members of the MML Faculty were recognised for the excellence of their teaching and student support at the CUSU Student-led Teaching Awards.

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.

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