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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

Postgraduate Open Day November 3 2017

3 November 2017

Thinking about postgraduate study at MML? RSVP for the upcoming Postgraduate Open Day on 3 November to learn more about opportunities at Cambridge.

MML Tops University League Tables

1 November 2017

Students are at the heart of our work here in MML, so we are proud to have topped the University League Tables in all subjects for the 3rd year in a row.

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.'

Faculty Rep Elections 2017

20 October 2017

Elections for Faculty Board representatives were held from midday on Thursday 12th October to midday on Friday 13th October. Find out who your representatives are!

2017 Festival of Ideas

16 October 2017

The annual Cambridge Festival of Ideas has fascinating lectures and events from 16 - 29 October. Don't miss the MML Faculty and Schröder Lecture: Encountering Brexit - perspectives and challenges.

ARC Romance Linguistics Seminars - Michaelmas 2017

2 October 2017

The ARC Romance Linguistics seminars, co-organised by Gigi Andriani, Norma Schifano, Adam Ledgeway and Michelle Sheehan will be resuming at the start of the term. Talks will take place on Thursdays, all 2-3pm but for 16 and 23 November, either at Cambridge University or Anglia Ruskin University, as specified below. Everybody is welcome. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact Norma Schifano ( ).

Dr Nigel Collier Named Turing Fellow

29 September 2017

We are pleased to announce that Dr Nigel Collier , Director of Research in Computational Linguistics, has just been invited to become a Turing Fellow of The Alan Turing Institute.

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