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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 2018 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 Faculty rep election 2018

12 October 2018

Elections for Faculty Board representatives are to be held from midday on Thursday 18 October to midday on Friday 19 October.

MML and Linguistics events at the Festival of Ideas

4 October 2018

The Festival of Ideas will take place 15-28 October. Please click here to see the list of events related to MML and Linguistics.

Sykes Postgraduate Research Studentship

25 September 2018

The Italian Section is pleased to announce a new round of studentships for postgraduate research for entry in 2019/20. Further details can be found here

Prof. Mari Jones invited to first ever Fête du Jèrriais festival

20 September 2018

As part of her ongoing work to keep alive the Norman French spoken in the Channel Islands, Professor Mari Jones has been invited to take part in the first ever Fête du Jèrriais.

The Ninth Cambridge Conference on Language Endangerment

18 September 2018

The main aim of language revitalisation is to set an endangered language back ‘on its feet’. Revitalisation strategies may be developed and implemented by linguists, the State, language activists and the speakers themselves. This conference invites papers on issues relevant to language revitalisation.

Picturing Austrian Cinema Symposium

14 September 2018

Michael Haneke, the director of the Vienna Film Academy, will be attending a special showing of his latest film Happy End at the Arts Picturehouse Cinema in Cambridge on 23rd September. The public Q&A with him will be led by Frederick Baker, Laura McMahon and J.D. Rhodes.

'State of Madness': Dr Rebecca Reich discusses her new book on Psychiatry, Literature, and Dissent after Stalin

13 September 2018

Dr Rebecca Reich has discussed her new book, 'State of Madness: Psychiatry, Literature, and Dissent After Stalin', with Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon of the New Books in Russian & Eurasian Studies podcast.

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