History and Economics

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A course with a small cohort but broad coverage, allowing you to combine two quite different subjects in many ways.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to History and Economics.


Official overview πŸ”— 🌟 A good overview of the course with an outline of its structure, entry requirements, and more.

Oxford History department information πŸ”— Links to the student handbooks, which provide more information about course structure and other details. Not at all necessary reading, but available for the curious.

Alternative Prospectus page πŸ”— 🌟 A colourful overview written by students.

More things to explore

Pembroke College guide πŸ”— Pembroke College is particularly interested in the course of history and economics so their guide is worth looking at.

Course handbooks πŸ”— 🌟 Handbooks for all of the History single and joint honours courses, including History and Economics, can be found here.

Application Resources

Economics-related reading suggestions πŸ”— Can be found at the bottom of this webpage.

History Admissions Test πŸ”— All applicants are required to sit the History Admissions Test (HAT). This website describes the format of the test and provides some past papers. Applicants must also sit Section 1 of the Thinking Skills Assessment πŸ”—, which is explained further here.

History mock interview πŸ”— 🌟 A mock interview produced by Jesus College, Oxford, which gives an idea about some possible topics of conversation and the style of questions.

β€˜Good mock interview for Oxbridge Economics’ video πŸ”— An interesting example interview, although typically interviewers won’t ask for as much specific knowledge as in this example.

InsideUni History and Economics interview experiences πŸ”— 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!