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.
Typical offers require
- A Level: A*AA inc A* History
- IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level inc 7 in HL History
For other qualifications, see the main entrance requirements pages on the University website.
- A Level/ IB Higher Level (or equivalent) in History
Mature students and those taking other qualifications are encouraged to contact our Admissions Office, to discuss the entry requirements for their qualifications.
Number of students
We aim to admit around ten students per year.
Applicants selected for interview are required to take a written assessment. This will take place in November during the application process. Applicants do not need to register for the assessment in advance. All the arrangements will be made by the College. The assessment will be sat remotely, at home or in school.
Further details about the written assessment can be found on the University website here.
Applicants are required to submit two school/college essays as examples of written work prior to interview.