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Modern & Medieval Languages

Modern and Medieval Languages is a rich course that allows you to build an intimate understanding of the languages, cultures, and peoples of other places

Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) at Cambridge is a hugely flexible 4-year course, offering a broad and multifaceted approach to the study of language and culture which incorporates literature, linguistics, history, thought, film and art. You will study two out of the following languages: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Alternatively, you can combine any of these with either Classical Latin or Classical Greek. One of the languages chosen can be learnt from scratch (the exceptions being French and Latin, for which A Level/IB Higher Level standard is required). The third year includes at least eight months spent abroad, during which time you prepare either a project dissertation, a translation project or a linguistics project. Further information about the course can be found on the University website.

MML at Murray Edwards

Murray Edwards typically admits 5-6 undergraduate MML students each year, and our subject community also includes several postgraduate students. Our student-run society, the Gabe Society, hosts events for students, researchers, and Fellows, which contribute to a friendly and vibrant atmosphere. As you might expect, MML students make good use of the travel funding available in the College: activities in recent years have included language and cultural courses, internships, and volunteering opportunities across the globe. 

Typical offer

A Level: A*AA 

IB: 42 (776)

Required subjects

A Level: A Level in at least one of the languages to be studied

IB: Higher Level in at least one of the languages to be studied 

Admissions assessment

Applicants are required to take a written assessment if invited for interview. You do not need to register in advance for this assessment. The College will provide details directly to you. Check the College Admissions Assessments page for more details.

Written work

Applicants are required to submit two pieces of written work. These should be recent examples of writing completed for school, one of which should be in one of the languages you intend to study. 

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