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Information for students during coronavirus disruption

These pages provide information and advice for students relating to disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Faculty will be continually updating these pages as new information is made available. 

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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 four-year Honours degree, offered jointly by the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics 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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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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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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Cambridge’s global reputation in Modern Languages and Linguistics recognised in REF 2021

12 May 2022

The results from the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) have highlighted the global impact of Cambridge’s research in the field of Modern Languages and Linguistics. The Unit of Assessment, comprising Cambridge Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics and the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, far...

Doctoral programmes for displaced students from Ukraine

10 May 2022

Ukrainian nationals applying to the PhD in Slavonic Studies or the MPhil in European, Latin American and Comparative Literatures and Cultures may be eligible for an extension of the application deadline to 16 June 2022. Please contact the Postgraduate Office ( ) to request an extension...

"Donbas, Ukraine's ravaged heartland, has suffered eight years of warfare. Here's why Putin wants it"

21 April 2022

Our associate professor of Ukrainian Studies, Rory Finnin, was interviewed for this CNN article.

Phoebe Taylor Prize established to honour memory of language student

11 April 2022

The Spanish and Portuguese Section is honoured to announce the establishment of the Phoebe Taylor Prize for the Best Spanish or Portuguese Translation Project, which will be awarded from this academic year. The prize has been made possible thanks to a generous donation by Phoebe Taylor’s family.

MMLL at the Cambridge Festival 2022

23 March 2022

The Cambridge Festival 2022 runs from 31 March to 10 April. It replaces the Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas with a mixture of on online, on-demand and in-person events covering all aspects of the world-leading research happening at Cambridge. Find out which events the Faculty of Modern and...


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