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Lucy Cavendish has a small but welcoming Modern and Medieval Languages community, comprising Bachelors, Masters, and PhD students, along with Erasmus students.

The BA in Modern and Medieval Languages is a flexible degree course, and offers the opportunity to study two languages from French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish, or to combine one of these with Classical Latin or Greek. MML graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers in a variety of fields, including journalism, the arts, marketing, law, finance, teaching and the Diplomatic Service; a small number become translators and interpreters.


Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Typical offers require

  • A Level: A*AA inc A* in the language to be studied post-A-Level
  • IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level inc HL 7 in the language to be studied post-IB

For other qualifications, see the main entrance requirements pages on the University website.

Course Requirements

  • A Level/IB Higher Level in at least one of the languages you want to study

Mature students and those taking other qualifications are encouraged to contact our Admissions Office, to discuss the entry requirements for their qualifications.


Number of students 

We aim to admit around four students per year.

Admissions Assessment

  • Applicants selected for interview are required to take a written assessment.  This takes place in late November during the application process.  Applicants do not need to register for this assessment; all the necessary arrangements will be made by the College.  The assessment is sat remotely at home or in school.

  • Further details about the written assessment can be found on the University website here.

Written work 

Applicants are required to submit two school/college essays as examples of written work prior to interview. One should be in the language to be studied.

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