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The new BA in History and Politics will offer students the opportunity to undertake intensive study in political science, the history of political thought, a range of topics in modern British, European, American and world history, conceptual issues in political science, and quantitative methods. Cambridge History and Politics graduates are highly employable and the course should provides a springboard into a huge variety of careers, from journalism and broadcasting to PR, 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 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.

Course Requirements

  • A Level/ IB Higher Level (or equivalent) in History.
  • Applicants are advised to study Politics, where possible.

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 up to two students per year.

Admissions Assessment

  • Applicants selected for interview are required to take a the History Admissions Assessment.  This takes place in late November during the application process.  Applicants do not need to register in advance.  The College will make all the necessary arrangements.  The assessment is sat remotely at home or in school.

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

Written work 

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

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