Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge
pp. 545–546

The provisions contained in this Chapter are Regulations of the General Board


1. A Diploma in a Modern Language shall be awarded to any person whose candidature has been approved by the Faculty Board of Modern and Medieval Languages and who has attended a course of instruction prescribed by the Faculty Board, and has satisfied the Examiners in the examination for the Diploma.

2. The Faculty Board shall announce from time to time the languages in which Diplomas may be awarded, provided that no student shall be a candidate for a Diploma in a language in which he or she is in the same term offering as a candidate for honours in the Tripos.

3. In each language the examination shall consist of an oral examination and two written papers as follows:

 Paper 1.

Use of the foreign language.

 Paper 2.

Translation from the foreign language. (Two hours)

The form, scope, and standard of the written papers and the oral examination shall be the same as that of Papers B1 and B2 and Oral Examination B of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos.

A candidate for a Diploma in any language shall take the oral examination and the written papers in that language in the same term.

4. The maximum marks allocated to each component of the examination shall be in the following proportions:

 Paper 1


 Paper 2


 Oral examination


5. The Examiners in any language shall be the Examiners for that language in Part Ia of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos. The Faculty Board shall have power to nominate one or more Assessors to assist the Examiners.

6. The list of successful candidates, which shall be published at the same time as the class-list for Part Ia of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos, shall specify the language in which each candidate has satisfied the Examiners. The symbol (d) shall be placed against the names of candidates who acquit themselves with distinction in the examination, and the symbol (c) against the names of those who acquit themselves with credit.

7. The Diploma shall be in the following form:

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT            having satisfied the preliminary conditions has been admitted to the examination appointed by the University of Cambridge and has been approved63          by the Examiners and has been awarded the Diploma in64

8. Any candidate studying in the University for a Diploma, if not already paying University Composition Fees, shall pay the appropriate Composition Fee for each term of such study. A candidate for the Diploma who has not paid a University Composition Fee for the term in which the examination is held shall pay an examination fee of £60.


  1. 62. The examinations in the Diplomas in Modern Languages are suspended until further notice.a
  2. 63. Insert with Distinction or with Credit if appropriate.a
  3. 64. Insert the language in which the candidate has satisfied the Examiners.a