The History programme offered by the University of Cambridge gives you the opportunity to explore the past from many different angles – including political, economic, social and cultural history – and to explore the interaction between history and other disciplines, such as politics, anthropology, and archaeology.
There’s ample scope throughout to pursue personal interests and experiment with different historical approaches. Some paper options are shared with other courses, such as Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Classics, and Politics and International Relations and specialist papers allow you to work with a variety of source materials as varied as Hollywood movies and Renaissance art.
Facilities and resources
In recent years Cambridge has consistently been among the top three of the world’s best universities for History in the QS World University Rankings, and both the Times and Guardian currently rank our course the best in the UK.
The Seeley Library and the nearby University Library mean that finding the right book is rarely a problem, and there is a wealth of rare materials and manuscripts suitable for students’ research. All undergraduate historians (not just those taking History and Modern Languages) are also encouraged to take up or improve foreign languages, and they have access to both the University Language Centre and specialist language teaching.
Careers and research
Cambridge historians acquire a range of skills that are attractive to employers: the ability to work independently, to evaluate evidence, and to present arguments clearly and persuasively.
In the past, our graduates have had no difficulty in securing rewarding jobs in a wide variety of sectors, ranging from journalism and broadcasting to teaching and research, finance, consultancy, law, and public administration.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- British or European history from the Greeks to the present
- global and imperial history
- the history of North America and the United States
- Historical Argument and Practice
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesHistory View 1017 other Bachelors in History in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- All applicants are required to take the pre-interview written assessment
- Candidates academic record and forecast grades in school-leaving examinations
- Examples of recent written work submitted to the College to which they are applying
International22227 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22227 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Cambridge
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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