"The only undergraduate course that brings together the language and literature and the history of early medieval Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia - and manuscript studies too."
- Dr Debby Banham, Director of Studies

The BA in Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic is a unique degree course focussing on the history, material culture, languages and literature of the peoples of Britain, Ireland and the Scandinavian world in the earlier Middle Ages. Some graduates go on to specialist careers in research, museums and libraries; others enter journalism, finance, law or business.


Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Course Requirements

  • No subject-specific entrance requirements
  • A range of British and international qualifications may be acceptable
  • Some prior formal study of a modern or ancient language is highly desirable, but not essential

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Admissions Assessment

  • Most applicants are required to take a subject-specific written admission assessment, either pre-interview or at interview. These assessments are designed to supplement the information in your application and provide a gauge of your abilities - to assess skills, such as comprehension and thinking skills, and levels of knowledge and understanding, relevant to your course. Read more on the University's website here.