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Prospective Students

Modern and Medieval Languages

Typical Offer Conditions

IB:41 points, with 776 at Higher Level
Other:See the University's Entrance Requirements page

Subject Requirements

Essential:A Level/IB Higher Level in at least one of the languages you want to study
Desirable:History, English, or ancient languages

Written Work

Two school essays, one of which should be written in one of the languages you intend to study at university.


Candidates normally have two interviews, one in each of the languages they intend to study at university. Interviews usually last about 20 minutes. If you have decided to continue with a language you are already studying for A2 (or equivalent), a portion of the interview will be conducted in that language. Even if you are applying to study a language from scratch ('ab initio'), we will still interview you for that language, and we would expect you to have devoted some time to thinking about the particular aspects of the literature, culture, and history of the country in question which you find interesting.

Admissions Assessment

All applicants for MML are required to take a written assessment at interview, if interviewed. Please see the Admissions Assessments page on the University website for further details.

What we are Looking for in an MML Candidate

We are looking for applicants who share our passion not just for the language of a particular country, but also for that country's culture, notably its literature, cinema, art, and music. We also relish the opportunity to discuss with a candidate the ways in which a country's historical development is reflected in those cultural productions. Factual knowledge, though not irrelevant, is secondary. Intellectual curiosity, however, is of the essence: the willingness to look beyond and indeed to question what you think you know.


Miss Vicky Mills
Admissions Officer
Trinity Hall
Trinity Lane
Cambridge CB2 1TJ

t: +44 1223 332535

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