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
  • 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

  • Applicants for History and Politics are required to take the History pre-interview written 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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