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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


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 new 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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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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Latest news and events

The CUS Conversation series: Conversation with Ambassadors Melinda Simmons and Vadym Prystaiko

21 October 2020

On Wednesday 28 October 2020 (17:00 | GMT) you are cordially invited to join the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies conversation with Melinda Simmons, British Ambassador to Ukraine, and Vadym Prystaiko, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom . The online conversation is free and open to the public. Registration is required...

The CUS Conversation series: Conversation with Yurii Andrukhovych

20 October 2020

The CUS Conversation-webinar series: Conversation with Yurii Andrukhovych, Ukraine's leading postmodern prose writer, poet & essayist. Yurii will discuss the creative process of being an author in the context of the constant endings and endless beginnings that mark contemporary life in Ukraine, Europe and the world...

CamCREES/Slavonic Studies presents: Anarchism in Russia

20 October 2020

The exciting public seminar series hosted by CamCREES / Slavonic Studies resumes in 2020-21 with an online presentation by Ania Aizman (University of Michigan) and Maria Rakhmaninova (St. Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences) on Anarchist Russia , on Tuesday 20 October at 17:30 . The event is open to...

The Robinson College Sykes Prize 2020

19 October 2020

The Robinson College Sykes Prize has been launched for 2020. The winning prize is £1000, with runners-up awards of £500 and £250 also available. More information can be found here: All current students are welcome to enter, hopefully having read...

Elena Sottilotta (PhD candidate, Italian) winner of the 2020 Polly Stewart Award 2020

12 October 2020

We are delighted to congratulate Elena Sottilotta (PhD candidate, Italian) for winning the 2020 Polly Stewart Award, for her research on women folklorists of Italy and Ireland. The award is given by the Women's Section of the American Folklore Society to support young scholars in the field (further details at: https://www...


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