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History

A three year long exploration of not only the individual history of places and peoples, but an interdisciplinary study into the interconnectivity of the world from its beginning right up to now.
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Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to History.

Overview

Overview πŸ”— This is the History section of the University undergraduate prospectus. The most important information about the course is here, including entry requirements, course structure, and prerequisites.

Faculty website πŸ”— This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources. The most important of them is the course handbook πŸ”— 🌟, which gives a general overview of what studying History at Oxford is like.

Alternative Prospectus πŸ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Oxford Student Union; it’s written based on students’ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a History student is like, compared to official materials.

More

Joint Honours course information πŸ”— Lots of course enable you to study History alongside another subject, such as English, Economics and Modern Languages. Find out more here.

Faculty podcasts πŸ”— 🌟 The Oxford History Faculty produces a wide range of podcasts related to different topics.

Application Resources

Reading List: British Isles paper πŸ”— These are the reading lists for the papers that first-years take. Don’t be intimidated by how long they are; they’re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway. There is also a reading list for the other compulsory first year paper, Historical Methods πŸ”—.

FAQ πŸ”— 🌟 Some useful answers to common questions about the application process.

History Admissions Test information πŸ”— How to apply, application deadlines and past papers.

Top ten tips for History interviews πŸ”— Check out this blog post for some advice from successful applicants.

About the History interview πŸ”— Another blog post from That Oxford Girl about student experiences of History interviews.

How to prepare for interview πŸ”— Some useful advice on preparing for History interviews at Oxford, from a student perspective.

Podcast: History Tutors Tell All! πŸ”— 🌟 Interviews with History tutors about what makes a good interview, and what they're looking for in applicants.

InsideUni History 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!

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