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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

MML and Linguistics Open Day 2017

17 March 2017

Bookings for the 2017 MML & Linguistics Open Day are now open.

Graduate, get a job … make a difference

17 February 2017

Alumnae from MML have been featured in a series of articles highlighting their choices and careers since completing their languages Degrees.

Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies

11 February 2017

The third Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies will take place on Saturday 11 February 2017 . The topic is Remembering and Forgetting in the German-Speaking World. The 2017 keynote speaker will be Dr Hubertus Knabe, Director of Berlin-Hohenschönhausen, a museum and memorial in a notorious former Stasi torture prison.

The problem with the English

19 January 2017

Emeritus Schröder Professor of German, Nicholas Boyle, argues that Brexit is the result of an English delusion, a crisis of identity resulting from a failure to come to terms with the loss of empire and the end of its own exceptionalism.

Brexit prompts academics to consider future for modern languages

19 January 2017

Silke Mentchen, Department of German and Dutch, in Times Higher Education on the impact of Brexit on modern languages.

The value of languages: The top 9 languages for the highest-paid jobs in Britain

5 January 2017

Business Insider UK reports that speakers of German are likely to get a higher paid job than others in Britain. In a survey of over 1 million job postings, employment search engine Adzuna found German speakers attracted a higher starting salary.

Winners announced for the Inaugural Arts and Humanities Impact Pilot Fund

15 December 2016

The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Arts and Humanities Impact Fund. The School of Arts and Humanities received excellent applications from all arts and humanities disciplines across both SAH and HSS, and was impressed by not only the quality of the applications...

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