The BA in History is internationally renowned, and the breadth of teaching expertise within the Faculty is such that it can accommodate many different interests and approaches to historical study. Cambridge History graduates are highly employable and the course provides a springboard into a huge variety of careers, from journalism and broadcasting to law, business and finance.

 

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

Typical offers require

  • A Level: A*AA
  • IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level 

For other qualifications, see the main entrance requirements pages on the University website.

Course Requirements

  • No subject-specific entrance requirements
  • Some prior formal study of History is highly desirable, but not absolutely essential.

Admissions Assessment

  • All applicants are required to take the pre-interview written assessment for History (Arts-Humanities Admissions Assessment) at an authorised centre local to them (for a lot of applicants, this will be their school/college).

  • Further details about the written assessment can be found on the University website here.

Written work 

Applicants are required to submit one or two school/college essays as examples of written work prior to interview. 

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