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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

Language Practices and Policies in a Post-Colonial Setting: The Case of Guinea-Bissau

14 July 2020

Jacqueline Rowe, a recent graduate in linguistics from MMLL, reflects on the complexity of post-colonial language policy based on her fieldwork in Guinea-Bissau.

Towards a national languages strategy: Education and Skills

9 July 2020

The British Academy, working with the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Association of School and College Leaders, the British Council and Universities UK, presents proposals for the education and skills component of a UK-wide national languages strategy.

Languages Change Lives

18 June 2020

Research group Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS) has published a booklet which outlines some of the many ways learning a language can change your life for the better.

University of Cambridge Festival of Wellbeing

18 June 2020

Join in the virtual Festival of Wellbeing 2020, running from 22-26 June.

Call for Applications - British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

16 June 2020

The Faculty welcomes applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships.


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