Mml Cambridge Long Essay Samples

The following papers are available to students taking Part II of the MML Tripos. The list of papers offered may vary from year to year.

Papers listed are those available in the academic year 2017-18.

All candidates at MML Part II must offer the following language papers:

  • C1 - Translation from and into the foreign language
  • C2 - Text and Culture
  • Oral C examination (held just before the Michaelmas Term of the Part II year)

Language papers must be offered in languages previously offered at Part I. Papers C1 and C2 may be offered in the same language or different languages. The Oral C must be offered in a language being offered at either C1 or C2.

Candidates must also offer Year Abroad Project and three further papers chosen from the list of scheduled papers (see below) and the list of papers borrowed from other Faculties.

No candidate may offer more than two borrowed papers. No candidate may offer more than one of the "Introduction to the language and culture papers" (marked with an asterisk). No candidate may offer more than one of CS5 and CS6.

Papers with a hash symbol (#) at the end of the title have managed numbers.


Catalan (Scheduled "General" Paper)


Comparative Studies (Scheduled Papers)


French Language Papers

French Scheduled Papers


German Language Papers

German Scheduled Papers

  • GE 8 - German literature, thought and history, 1700-1815, including Goethe's works to 1832
  • GE 9 - German literature, thought and history, 1815-1914
  • GE 10 - German literature, thought and history, since 1910
  • GE 11 - History of the German language
  • GE 12 - History and identity in Germany, 1750 to the present
  • GE 13 - Aspects of German-speaking Europe since 1945
  • GE 14 - German literature, thought and history in the medieval and modern periods
  • GE 15 - Modern German cultures of performance

Ibero-Latin American Scheduled Papers


Italian Language Papers

Italian Scheduled Papers


Linguistics Scheduled Papers


Modern Greek Scheduled Papers


Portuguese Language Papers

Portuguese Scheduled Papers

Portuguese (Scheduled "General" Paper)


Slavonic Language Papers

Slavonic Scheduled Papers

Slavonic (Scheduled "General" Papers)


Spanish Language Papers

Spanish Scheduled Papers

Students in their second year (Part IB) are able to be examined for one of their scheduled papers by Long Essay. Staff and current students will find more detailed information on the MML IB Moodle Course Site.

For some (but not all) of the papers available at Part IB, students will have the opportunity to submit two essays for examination, rather than sitting the 3 hour written exam. The essays will be in English, no longer than 4,000 words in length including footnotes but excluding bibliography. The first essay will be submitted on the first Friday of the Lent Term and the second will be submitted on the first Friday on the Easter Term. Questions will be published during the Michaelmas and Lent Terms. The Long Essay option is designed to introduce a degree of continuous assessment into the examinations process. It is also useful preparation for the Year Abroad Project and the Optional Dissertation at Part II, both longer pieces of assessed coursework.

Students who wish to register for the examination by Long Essay scheme will do so by selecting the "E" option for that exam when registering for their exams on CamSIS (e.g. FR5E, IT4E, etc.).

Students who opt for the Long Essay assessment scheme are expected to attend lectures and supervisions for the paper in the same manner as if they were preparing for the written examination. The only difference is that the final supervision of the Michaelmas and Lent terms is devoted to discussion of a plan (maximum: 1,000 words) of the long essay which the student then writes up over the vacation. Students do not receive supervisions for the paper in Easter Term if they have submitted both of the long essays. Supervisors may choose to supervise long essay candidates alongside exam candidates or to see them separately, at their discretion. Supervisors shall not read or comment on any written drafts of the candidate's long essay, nor shall they offer advice subsequently, either by email or in person.

Important dates/deadlines for the academic year 2017-18

  • Questions for essay submission at the start of the Lent Term will be published on the MML IB Moodle Course Site on Thursday 9 November 2017.
  • Questions for essay submission at the start of the Easter Term will be published on the MML IB Moodle Course Site on Tuesday 13 February 2018.
  • First essay submission deadline will be 12.00 pm on Friday 19 January 2018.
  • Second essay submission deadline will be 12.00 pm on Friday 27 April 2018.

Papers available for examination by Long Essay in the academic year 2017-18:

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