Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic

The information below is provisional for entry in 2025.

ASNC is the most unique and interesting course, offering the chance to explore so many different subjects and disciplines. Queens' is a really supportive environment, well-located and beautiful. ASNC at Queens' will be the best choice you ever make.

Entry Details

  • Typical intake per year: 

  • Minimum offer level
    A Level:  A*AA
    IB:  41-42 points with 776 at Higher Level
  • Subject requirements
    None specified
  • Useful preparation:  Languages (to GCSE or A Level) 
  • Admissions assessment:  To be confirmed, see University admissions assessment pages
  • Submitted work:  Yes, required at Queens'

Course Details

The interdisciplinary Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (ASNC) course is concerned with the history, material culture, languages and literatures of the different peoples of Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia, mainly in the earlier Middle Ages. Students lay firm foundations in Part I (Years 1-2), and move on in Part II (Year 3) to pursue their particular interests at a more advanced level.

Information about the course structure, departmental teaching arrangements, offered topics and options can be found on the University of Cambridge website: Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Course Outline

Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Queens’ 

Studying ASNC is diverse and fascinating. The level of freedom to pick and choose which papers suit you makes for a unique academic experience. Living in Queens' makes access to the ASNC department, library and centre of town incredibly easy with no more than a five minute walk to any.


As a small department, with undergraduate students distributed across all colleges, your subject-related activity will be run through the department.

Academic and Teaching Staff

Dr Ali Bonner
, see also Dr Ali Bonner | Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic

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