Modern and Medieval Languages
Modern and Medieval Languages (cont.) Careers Fluency in a foreign language, an understanding of foreign cultures, analytical and research skills are all in great demand on the job market. Employers – even those who aren’t primarily interested in languages – particularly value the experience, independence and cross-cultural awareness our graduates have gained during their year abroad. Most graduates use their languages in their work, and all build on the many skills developed during their degree. Our graduates find an array of different jobs are open to them. Recent destinations include the BBC World Service, international law firms, UNICEF in Islamabad, and KPMG. For a small number, the degree is more directly vocational: they become professional linguists (translators or interpreters), usually after further specialised training. For further information on what our graduates go on to do, see: www.mml.cam.ac.uk/applying/careers.
Want to study more than two languages? In the second and fourth years, you can choose to take an introductory course in a language and culture you haven’t studied before. The languages currently on offer are Catalan, Dutch, Neo-Latin, Polish, Portuguese and Ukrainian. Another possibility (open to any member of the University) is to take a one-year course at the University’s Language Centre (see p12) to obtain a further language qualification. Courses are available in basic Arabic and Mandarin; and in basic, intermediate and advanced French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. Diploma and certificate courses may be available through the Faculty. Please visit our website (www.mml.cam.ac.uk) or contact the Faculty Office for more information.
The teaching staff are so welcoming and give up loads of time to ensure the most productive experience possible. The year abroad is the icing on the cake. Rory
Fact file UCAS code
Typical offers require
A Level A*AA
Duration Four years (Year 3 spent abroad) 2014 entry Applications per place: 2 Number accepted: 169
IB 40-41 points, with 776 at Higher Level Other qualifications See p143-5
Colleges Available at all Colleges Location Map reference S (see p152-4)
All Colleges require A Level/IB Higher Level in at least one of the languages you want to study
University of Cambridge Undergraduate Prospectus 2016 Entry