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History and Modern Languages

University of Cambridge

48 months
22227 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The superb joint Honours History and Modern Languages degree offered by the University of Cambridge gives you the language skills and historical awareness to better understand foreign cultures and societies – in Europe and beyond.


The superb joint Honours History and Modern Languages degree offered by the University of Cambridge provides insight into the cultures of other countries, and understanding of the past and present in international contexts.

The four-year degree encompasses intensive study in language, culture, film, the history of political thought and a wide variety of modern British, European, American and world history. Like other language students, you spend the third year abroad – studying or working in a foreign country and immersing yourself in the language, culture and history.

When you graduate, you’ll have near native-speaker skills in your language and a deep knowledge and understanding of the regions in which that language is used. You’ll also have acquired a wider knowledge of European and extra-European history.


History and ML graduates will be well equipped to appeal to a wide range of potential employers – advanced language skills and experience of living abroad are transferable skills that are often in great demand.

Recent History graduates and Modern Languages graduates have progressed to careers in the media, PR, law, public administration, consultancy, teaching and the charity sector. See the History course and Modern and Medieval Languages course pages and the Careers website for more information about what our students go on to after Cambridge.

The course also provides good preparation for further study in either history or the language.

Programme Structure

Course outline

  • Languages options are German, 
  • Italian, 
  • Russian and Spanish from scratch or post-A Level; 
  • Portuguese from scratch; 
  • French post-A Level. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants are required to take the pre-interview written assessment
  • Candidates academic record and forecast grades in school-leaving examinations
  • Examples of recent written work submitted to the College to which they are applying

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22227 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22227 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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