University of Cambridge

History and Modern Languages University of Cambridge Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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This superb joint Honours degree - which includes a year abroad - gives you the language skills and historical awareness to better understand foreign cultures and societies, in Europe and beyond. Language options to study with History are German, Italian, Russian or Spanish from scratch or post-A Level; Portuguese from scratch; or French post-A Level. Please note that it’s not possible to apply to this course as an affiliate student (to take the course as a second undergraduate degree in a year less than usual).

How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

Mature female College (for female students 21 or older). This course is not available as an affiliate course.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 October

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code VR18
Institution code C05
Campus name Lucy Cavendish
Campus code L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level A*AA Typical A Level offer: A*AA
All Colleges require: A Level in the language (for languages to be studied post-A Level)
Some Colleges require: A Level History; for languages from scratch, evidence of language ability
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 40 - 42 points 776 at Higher Level
All Colleges require: Higher Level in the language (for languages to be studied post-Higher Level)
Some Colleges require: Higher Level History; for languages from scratch, evidence of language ability

Other qualifications at a level equivalent to A Levels and IB Higher Levels - including Scottish Advanced Highers, Welsh qualifications, the Irish Leaving Certificate, and a range of European and overseas qualifications - are also accepted. Please see the guidance at:

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Cambridge at-interview written assessment. Shortlisted applicants will be required to sit a written assessment at interview. No advance registration is required – arrangements will be made by the interviewing College. Please see website for further information.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Provider information

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University of Cambridge
The Old Schools
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Course contact details

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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages