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University of Cambridge

Modern and Medieval Languages

UCAS Code: R800
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Others in European languages, literature & related subjects
Student score
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£24k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Specific subjects are required for certain courses. Please see the website for full details: http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

For many Cambridge courses qualifications in specific subjects are required, please see http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

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% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description


Year 1: Students choose to study 2 post A-level languages or 1 post A-level language and 1 which they have no previous experience of: translation; use of the language; oral; introduction to literature, culture and philology. Year 2: Students take 5 papers in total; they can choose to continue intensive language study with the aim of acquiring native or near-native fluency in both languages and choose from a wide range of papers covering topics such as: literature; history; culture; linguistics; film; thought; art; or an introduction to a language and culture the student has not studied before. Year 3: Students spend at least 8 months abroad, during which they prepare a project that counts as one sixth of their final mark; this can be a dissertation, a translation project, or a linguistics project; just before the 4th year starts, students take an oral examination back in Cambridge. Year 4: Students are free to specialise in 1 language, to combine options from 2 or more languages, to take comparative options which span several cultures and languages, or to sample papers from a range of other courses; students tackle advanced language work (in 1 or 2 languages), and focus on 3 options chosen from a wide range (culture, literature, linguistics, thought, history, and film); students also have a choice from comparative paper options, enabling them to combine study of both of their languages; examples include the European film paper, and 1 on The Body, studying attitudes towards the human body; 3 other comparative options involve linguistics and philology: the Romance languages, the Slavonic languages, and the Hispanic languages; many students replace 1 of their written papers with a dissertation (currently 8,000 â?? 10,000 words).

University of Cambridge

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