History and Modern Languages
As with other subjects, the Director of Studies is responsible for guiding undergraduates in their choice of subjects and their general intellectual development within the subject. Lectures are organised by the History Faculty and the MML Faculty, and they are attended by students from all colleges. Each college arranges teaching for weekly supervisions.
One of the most exciting aspects of Cambridge is the opportunity to discuss your essays and ideas with experts and to get to know them well. You will be taught by historians and modern linguists from other colleges as well, depending on the papers you choose. Your Director of Studies helps each student devise a custom-built course and finds appropriate supervisors.
Students can benefit from access to the facilities and resources available across both Faculties, as well as those offered at the University’s Language Centre.
The Faculty of History is globally respected (consistently topping national and international league tables), with an exceptional teaching staff of more than 100 leading historians. The collections in the Seeley Library (one of the largest history libraries in the world), the University Library, College libraries and online are extensive and include a wealth of rare materials and manuscripts, as well as standard texts.
The Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) also has a well-stocked library – boasting excellent coverage of the literature, film, history and thought of key language areas, from the middle ages to the present day – the Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Facility, and the Media Centre.