Lucy Cavendish has a small but welcoming Modern and Medieval Languages community, comprising around twelve 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.

Course Requirements

  • A range of British and international qualifications may be acceptable
  • A good A-level (or equivalent) in at least one of the two languages to be studied is essential

For more information, see the general Entrance Requirements and FAQs, or contact our Admissions Office (

Admissions Assessment

  • Pre-interview assessment is not required for Lucy Cavendish
  • Applicants invited for interview sit a written assessment on the day of interview.  This assessment will last no longer than one hour, and will be similar in content and format to the assessment used by other colleges, prior to interview. Specifications can be found here.

Director of Studies

Dr Victoria Harvey






Student Profile

Svenja - I had already studied German and English for three years when I came to Cambridge as an Erasmus student to study German literature, German historical linguistics as well as first and second language more