What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
It is highly recommended for candidates to have History to A-level.
Students with Scottish qualifications would usually be expected to have AAAAB or AAAAA in Scottish Highers, supplemented by two or more Advanced Highers. The University currently sets conditional offers that require AAB if a student is able to take three Advanced Highers; where this is not possible then a student would be expected to achieve AA in two Advanced Highers, as well as an A grade in an additional Higher course taken in Year 6.
38 including core points, with 6 6 6 in Higher Level subjects.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers25%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Oxford is celebrated for the broad chronological sweep of its courses and the enormous amount of choice offered to students. Students can study options on any part of British and European history from the declining years of the Roman Empire to the present day. The geographical range is also broad: there are options on North American, Latin American, Asian and African history (see website for further details). Students are encouraged to adopt a variety of interdisciplinary approaches to their work, and the faculty is strong on intellectual and cultural history options. The Oxford History Faculty is at the forefront of research.
Year 1: British history (to 1330 or 1330-1685 or 1685-1964); general history (range of options from AD 370 to 1914); 1 from 17 options (e.g. early Gothic France c.1100-50; culture, society and politics in England 1700-95); either historiography and approaches to history (historical writing, techniques, controversies); or texts in a foreign language (e.g. Herodotus, Einhard, Machiavelli, Tocqueville, Trotsky); or quantification in history. Year 2: 2 periods of British history; 1 period of general history AD 285-1973. Year 3: Further subject (original sources) from a list of 20 options (e.g. political and social thought; crusades; emergence of modern Japan 1868-1972); special subject (original sources) from a List of 25 options (e.g. Norman Conquest; Renaissance Florence; church, state and English society 1829-54; the New Deal 1933-41); comparative history and historiography. Thesis: additionally, or as substitution for either further subject or special subject.
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How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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