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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

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018

13 June 2018

The Faculty welcomes applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Learning Together, HMP Whitemoor

14 May 2018

Drs Emma Gilby and John Leigh (French) will both be sharing their research interests this summer at Her Majesty's Prison, Whitemoor, in a 'Big Ideas' seminar series.

The Stephen Spender Prize for poetry in translation

4 May 2018

Entrants are invited to submit an English translation of a published poem from any language, ancient or modern.

MML and Linguistics Open Day 2018

16 March 2018

Bookings for the 2018 MML & Linguistics Open Day are now open.

Strike information for students

16 March 2018

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) have voted to take strike action in February and March 2018. Learn more about how this strike may affect you and what support is available to students during this time.

CUSU Student-Led Teaching Award Nominations

28 February 2018

The CUSU Student-Led Teaching Awards exist to recognise outstanding teaching and student support across the University and Colleges. You may nominate any member of staff who you believe has enhanced and supported your education at Cambridge. Nominations close on 28 February!

Propaganda porcelain: The mirror of the Russian revolution and its consequences

20 February 2018

We are very pleased to announce a special addition to the ‘Revolution’ public lecture series hosted by CamCREES and the Slavonic Studies Section at Cambridge - a presentation by Petr Aven on Propaganda porcelain: The mirror of the Russian revolution and its consequences . Don’t miss this exciting event, which will take place in the Umney Theatre of Robinson College at 17:30 on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 .

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