What A-levels do you need to study history?
If you’re thinking of taking a history degree, you're probably already planning to study history at A-level. But what are the best subjects to combine it with? Read on…
Essential A-levels (or equivalent)
- Most courses require history, but there are some exceptions.
Useful A-levels (or equivalent)
- English literature.
- Theology or religious studies.
Watch now: How to choose your A-levels
Other A-levels taken by current history students
- General studies.
- English language.
Take a look at individual history courses on Which? University to find out the most popular subjects students studied before taking a history degree.
Similar subject areas
Similar subjects may have slightly different A-level requirements to history, so if you want to keep your degree options open, be sure to check the entry requirements of specfic courses before you finalise your choices.