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 ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ A good overview of the course with an outline of its structure, entry requirements, and more.

Oxford History department information ๐Ÿ”—
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 ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ A colourful overview written by students.

More things to explore

Pembroke College guide ๐Ÿ”— Pembroke College is particularly interested in the course of history and economics so their guide is worth looking at.

Application Resources

Economics-related reading suggestions & FAQs ๐Ÿ”— Check out the โ€˜Reading Suggestionsโ€™ and โ€˜FAQโ€™ tabs

History Admissions Test ๐Ÿ”— 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 ๐Ÿ”—, which is explained further here.

History mock interview ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ A mock interview produced by Jesus College, Oxford, which gives an idea about some possible topics of conversation and the style of questions.

โ€˜Good mock interview for Oxbridge Economicsโ€™ video ๐Ÿ”— An interesting example interview, although typically interviewers wonโ€™t ask for as much specific knowledge as in this example.

InsideUni History and Economics interview experiences ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. Weโ€™re biased, but we think theyโ€™re useful!