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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

Dr Martin Ruehl takes a closer look at Nietzsche

16 January 2018

Dr Martin Ruehl, Senior Lecturer in German History and Thought, takes a critical look at the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche in his article for The Independent, 'In defence of slavery: Nietzsche's dangerous thinking.'

Leverhulme Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018

4 January 2018

The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages welcomes applications from potential applicants for the Leverhulme Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme 2018.

Calling all MML Students

1 December 2017

Support outreach activities and language learning by becoming a Language Ambassador! Help us motivate school pupils by sharing your own experiences of learning languages at school and university. This programme is extremely fulfilling and a great addition to your CV.

Norman MacColl Symposium: 25 November

25 November 2017

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese, with support from the Centre of Latin American Studies, is delighted to host Brazilian Filmmaker Kleber Mendonça Filho for the following series of events from 21- 25 November, 2017 .

Sidgwick Site Equalities Improvement Network Events

15 November 2017

Join us for two engaging lunchtime talks at the English Faculty. Talks will run from 12-1pm on 1 November and 15 November in GR06/07.

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.

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