History & Modern Languages

Pembroke has a large teaching team and expertise in both History and Modern Languages, and is committed to the development of this exciting joint degree. History and Modern Languages is a four-year course with a compulsory year abroad in your third year: the fullness and variety of the curriculum means that students can combine papers from the two faculties in stimulating ways, for example the 'Bridge Essay', where students can make their own innovative contributions to the subjects.

There are large numbers of students at Pembroke studying both History and Modern Languages, and many who understand the hard work involved with tackling a joint course, so you will be choosing a supportive environment if you apply to Pembroke.

Pembroke's tutors for this course have a wide variety of interests spanning these disciplines and in many cases overlapping them. For example, Dr Tim Farrant is a specialist in nineteenth century French literature with research interests in prose narrative and literature and the visual arts. Professor Guido Bonsaver's research has particularly focused on 20th century Italian culture and the relationship between political history and narrative in literature and film.