- Typical intake per year: 8
- Typical offer: A*AA for A Level or 40-42 points with 776 at Higher Level for IB
- Required subjects: None
- Useful preparation: History, English, Languages, Mathematics
- Admissions assessment: Yes, required at Queens' - a Cambridge College Registered Assessment
- Submitted work: Yes, required at Queens'
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
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'.