History

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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.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to History.

Overview

Course 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.

Overview from the Faculty πŸ”— 🌟 More information about the History undergraduate course can be found here.

Faculty website πŸ”— This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources. The most important resources are the 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 things to explore

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.

Q&A with an Oxford History student πŸ”— A current History student at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, answers questions about the application process and course.

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.

How to Apply πŸ”— How to apply, application deadlines and past papers.

History Admissions Test (HAT) information πŸ”— 🌟 Everyone applying for History (single or joint honours) at Oxford will need to take the HAT - this webpage has information about the test, how to register, and practice materials. Further information from the Faculty can be found here πŸ”—.

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.

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.

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!