Linguistics is a central part of the study of many language disciplines
The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages is the home of language and linguistics teaching and research at the University of Cambridge.
Our research investigates the phenomenon of human language itself, individual European languages and language families, and the literature, art forms, film, history and cultures associated with those languages both today and in the past.
The Faculty houses a number of subject areas including Dutch, French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukrainian. With more than 800 students, we are one of the largest humanities faculties in the University and one of the largest languages faculties in the UK.
The School of Arts and Humanities is concerned with the study of human culture, exploring, informing and enriching how we live. The School encompasses music, English, architecture, the history of art, philosophy, religion, classical antiquity, the study of Asian and Middle Eastern cultures and modern and medieval languages. Alumni include Christopher Marlowe, Mary Beard, Bertrand Russell, Sylvia Plath, CS Lewis, Alan Bennett, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Zadie Smith, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Iris Murdoch.