History and Economics

Last updated: 11 months, 2 weeks ago

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 🔗 🌟 A good overview of the course with an outline of its structure, entry requirements, and more.

Oxford History department information 🔗
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 🔗 🌟 A colourful overview written by students.

More things to explore

Pembroke College guide 🔗 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 🔗 Check out the ‘Reading Suggestions’ and ‘FAQ’ tabs

History Admissions Test 🔗 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 🔗, which is explained further here.

‘Good mock interview for Oxbridge Economics’ video 🔗 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 🔗 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!