A flexible and fascinating course which allows for individual specialisation from your first year, based on specific areas of interest.
Here are some general resources related to History.
Overview 🔗 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 🔗 This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources. The most important of them is the course overview 🔗 🌟, which gives a general overview of what studying History at Cambridge is like.
Unofficial prospectus 🔗 This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Cambridge University 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.
Virtual Classroom 🔗 If you want to improve your skills of analysis, working through the exercises on the Cambridge University virtual classroom is also a good idea. It includes exercises aimed at improving your ability to engage with and respond to primary and secondary sources. Definitely worth a look, especially as sources can come up in interviews, and are the basis for the pre-interview assessment. The Virtual Classroom also includes suggested general reading from the Faculty, and links to other useful resources.
History Faculty podcasts 🔗 These Cambridge History Faculty Podcasts are a great opportunity to hear from some top academics, and explore history on the go.
Studying History at Trinity College, Cambridge 🔗 🌟 A great interview with Dr Richard Serjeantson, lecturer in History - useful whether you're considering applying to Trinity or not!
One element of the Cambridge History course focuses on historical argument and practice within historiography. In preparation for this, it might be useful to think about questions like:
Example interview video 🔗 This mock interview includes students for Geography, Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS), Medicine and Natural Sciences (Physical); HSPS has some overlap with this History course
InsideUni History interview experiences 🔗 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!