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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

Centres

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

MEITS presented research at the House of Commons

6 December 2018

MEITS was part of a parliamentary event to present the research of the four OWRI projects at the House of Commons on Wednesday 28 November.

Anna Korhonen develops an AI system which may accelerate the search for cancer discoveries

5 December 2018

Anna Korhonen (DTAL and Language Technology Lab) and Masashi Narita (Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute) have developed an AI system which may accelerate the search for cancer discoveries.

Cambridge student selected by the British Council as UK/Germany 2018 affiliate

23 November 2018

The British Council is celebrating UK / German friendship this year. Cambridge PhD student Maria Khan was made UK / Germany 2018 affiliate by the British Council. They have now published the video she produced in Germany . Congratulations to Maria on her success.

MML support for ALL Statement on severe grading in MFL

23 November 2018

The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages would like to support the announcement made by the Association for Language Learning about Ofqual’s decision on severe grading in MFL.

How could multilingualism benefit India’s poorest schoolchildren?

22 November 2018

Multilingualism is the norm in India. But rather than enjoying the cognitive and learning advantages seen in multilingual children in the Global North, Indian children show low levels of learning basic school skills. Professor Ianthi Tsimpli is trying to disentangle the causes of this paradox.

Leverhulme Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019

14 November 2018

The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages welcomes applications from potential applicants for the Leverhulme Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme 2019.

"Learning Together" brings together people in criminal justice and higher education institutions

30 October 2018

Dr. Emma Gilby (French) is co-ordinating an outreach programme to take place in Lent term, in collaboration with the Institute of Criminology.

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