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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

Covid-19: Course Programmes and Teaching in 2020-21

30 July 2020

Due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and government guidance, we have had to make some changes to the programme in order to mitigate against risks to health and to give you the best possible academic experience in the circumstances. There will be no changes to the course structure. Modes of teaching (online or in-...

Call for Applications - British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships

16 July 2020

The Faculty welcomes applications for British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Dr Emma Gilby featured in Psyche Magazine

16 July 2020

Dr Gilby has published the article, 'Access to the arts is a human right, for prisoners as for students', in Psyche Magazine.

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.


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