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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

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Undergraduate study

MML came top of the league table for Modern Languages and Linguistics in the University Guide 2015 published by the Guardian newspaper. A maximum score of 100 out of 100 put Cambridge amongst the top rated of all UK Universities for student satisfaction (with the course, teaching, and feedback), as well as student/staff ratio, spend per student, and career destinations.

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Graduate study

The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge is a large but closely-knit multi-departmental Faculty, offering teaching and research facilities in Dutch, French, Occitan, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Neo-Latin, Russian, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese and Linguistics, among other areas such as comparative literature and film.

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Latest news

Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies

Event: 21 Feb 2015

The first Cambridge Undergraduate Conference in German Studies will be held on 21 February 2015, with Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, as keynote speaker.

The Anthony Close Scholarship

24 Nov 2014

MML are pleased to invite applications for the Anthony Close Scholarship, which supports research leading to a PhD in Spanish and Spanish American Early Modern literature and culture.

Switch Off Week 2014 - Day 4

10 - 16 Nov 2014

It's Switch Off Week across the University. Find out what MML are doing every day...

Research Seminar: John Paul Ricco

Event: 20 November 2014

A Research Seminar hosted by the University of Toronto's John Paul Ricco, entitled 'Rhythms of abandonment: notes on the exorbitant extremities of bodies'.

Call for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships 2015

10 November 2014

The Faculty welcomes applications for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships. These are 3-year post-doctoral awards. Click on the link above for further information.

MML Photography Competition 2014

Closes: 14 November 2014

The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages invites MML students to enter its annual photography competition.

Switch Off Week - Green World Rising

Event: 11 November 2014

Watch Leonardo Di Caprio's short film as part of the University's Switch Off Week, with an introduction by Anthony Wheeler, the Green Team Student Representative.

MML Annual Lecture 2014 - The Vanishing Monolingual

Event: 25 October 2014

On Saturday 25 October 2014 at 5p.m., the MML Faculty's inaugural Annual Lecture will be given by Bernardette Holmes on "The Vanishing Monolingual - why the ability to speak other languages is defining success for the 21st Century"

Prof Epps at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Event: 24 October 2014

Prof Epps, Professor of Spanish and Head of the Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Cambridge, gave a lecture entitled “La insoportable levedad de los huesos. El documentalismo fílmico de Patricio Guzmán en Nostalgia de la Luz” as part of the series of events organised by the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán to mark the 44th anniversary of their Facultad de Ciencias Antropológicas.

‘Sloth, Seduction and Song: Inferno XVIII, Purgatorio XVIII, Paradiso XVIII’

Event: 23 October 2014

Dr Anne Leone from the University of Notre Dame gives a talks as part of the Vertical Readings in Dante's Comedy series.


07 October 2014

The University has launched a new Virtual Learning Environment called Moodle. The Faculty will have course sites for some undergraduate papers, which students will need to self enrol for.

Give languages a fair shout

15 September 2014

Director of the Language Centre, Jocelyn Wyburd, writes in Times Higher Education on the decline in language learning in the UK.

Call for applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2015

21 August 2014

The Faculty welcomes applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2015.

Visualising Posture in Dante's 'Comedy': History, Theory, Practice

05 August 2014

A conference convened by Heather Webb and Vladimir Mirodan explores posture in Dante’s Comedy. At CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 12-13 September 2014.

Ab Initio Success Stories

04 July 2014

Read about two of the Department of German and Dutch's recent Ab Initio success stories.

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