Modern and Medieval Languages

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An opportunity to acquire advanced linguistic and critical skills, as well as intercultural sensitivity.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Modern and Medieval Languages.


Overview ๐Ÿ”— This is the Modern and Medieval Languages section of the University undergraduate prospectus. The most important information about the course is here, including entry requirements, course structure, and prerequisites.

Faculty website ๐Ÿ”— This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources. The most important of them is the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages undergrad prospectus ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ, which gives a general overview of what studying Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge is like.

Unofficial Prospectus ๐Ÿ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Cambridge University Student Union; itโ€™s written based on studentsโ€™ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a Modern and Medieval Languages student is like, compared to official materials.

More things to explore

Virtual Open Day Talks and Sample Lectures ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ from the MML Open Day a few years ago, which can give you lots of information about studying MML

Studying MML at Trinity College, Cambridge ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ A great interview with Professor Emma Widdis from the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics - useful whether or not you're considering applying to Trinity!

University Language Resource Centre ๐Ÿ”— Further language-learning resources are available on the Universityโ€™s Language Resource Centre website.

CambTweet MML ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Follow the daily life of a Modern and Medieval Languages student through this Twitter account!

CambTweet MML Abroad ๐Ÿ”— Follow the daily life of a Modern and Medieval Languages student on their year abroad!

Application Resources

Spanish and Portuguese Reading Lists ๐Ÿ”— These are the reading lists for the Spanish and Portuguese papers that first-years take. Reading lists for other languages can also be found on this website. Donโ€™t be intimidated by how long they are; theyโ€™re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly, no one reads everything anyway.

FAQ ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Some useful answers to common questions about the application process.

Admissions test specification ๐Ÿ”—

Admissions test specimen papers ๐Ÿ”— Have a look at the Modern and Medieval Languages admissions test.

InsideUni Modern and Medieval Languages interview experiences ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. Weโ€™re biased, but we think theyโ€™re useful!