The information below is provisional for entry in 2025.

Entry Details

  • Typical intake per year:  8

  • Minimum offer level
    A Level:  A*AA 
    IB:  41-42 points with 776 at Higher Level

  • Subject requirements
    None specified

  • Useful preparation:  History, English, Languages, Mathematics. The majority of applicants will be studying A Level/IB Higher Level History, or equivalent.  If you are not taking History, but are able to demonstrate that you have developed other, equivalent skills by taking other relevant subjects, or through independent subject exploration, please contact us for advice.

  • Admissions assessment:  No, not required at Queens'

  • Submitted work:  Yes, required at Queens'

Course Details

The History course at Cambridge covers every period of history from the most ancient to the most modern and ranges geographically from Britain, Ireland and the continent of Europe to America, Africa and Asia. Cambridge has long enjoyed a distinguished reputation in the field of political history and it also played a leading role in the development of social and economic history. More recently it has become a major centre for the study of intellectual history. The course is designed to enable students to develop their own special interests throughout the degree.

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

History at Queens'

What makes studying History at Cambridge so special are the seemingly endless opportunities you get to learn from world-class academics in an incredibly diverse range of topics. The close-knit community of historians at Queens' will give you the support and confidence to make the best of those opportunities.

Community is central to studying History and the History joint degrees at Queens'.  Academic staff take a keen interest in students' progress and wellbeing and students are encouraged to support and learn from one another too.  Queens’ has a thriving college history society, the Erasmus Society, which meets several times a term to listen to talks by historians and for social events.

From the first year onwards there are also classes and events to help with the transition from school to university, to support students' learning and develop their study skills, and to encourage discussion and debate about major themes in History.

The historians at Queens’ are so friendly and welcoming which makes studying History here a lot of fun. We also have a history society which hosts lots of interesting speakers as well as socials to get to know each other. 

Academic and Teaching Staff

  Dr Gareth Atkins, see also Dr Gareth Atkins | Faculty of History

  Dr Joseph Canning, see also Dr Joseph Canning | Faculty of History

  Professor Craig Muldrew, see also Professor Craig Muldrew | Faculty of History

  Professor Richard Rex, see also Professor Richard Rex | Faculty of Divinity

  Dr Andrew Thompson, see also Dr Andrew Thompson | Faculty of History


The quality of the History Faculty at Cambridge makes learning about any period of history really engaging and the unique supervision structure allows you to explore the full breadth of your interests while offering you support with your academic work at Queens'.

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Open Days at Queens'

Faculty of History