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Course Overview

The History syllabus at Cambridge is remarkably open and un-prescriptive, and constraints on the course are very few. Undergraduates are able to construct their own course –so that of the several hundred who take history in Cambridge in any one year, only a handful will make the same selection as somebody else. Such freedom places a large responsibility on undergraduates and is one reason why Cambridge is looking for students who are strongly self-motivated and capable of taking control of their own learning.

Find out more about the course here.

The Benefits of History at Fitzwilliam College

Fitzwilliam’s History Fellows cover between them a wide range of popular subjects, allowing a significant proportion of the weekly supervisions to take place ‘in house’. At Fitzwilliam we encourage co-operative learning and group discussion. The College is also home to a dynamic and flourishing History Society, in which students of History and other subjects are able to come together for a varied programme of academic talks.

Facts and Figures

Average intake each year: 7-8

Typical A Level offer: A*AA

Typical IB offer: 41 – 42 points with 776 at Higher Level

We may modify offers to take account of individual circumstances.

Essential subjects: A Level or IB Higher Level History or Ancient History

Application Process

Applicants will need to submit two pieces of written work.

Director of Studies

Dr Jean-Michel Johnston

Dr Gabriel Glickman

Dr Julia Guarneri

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Dr Jean-Michel Johnston

Headshot of Dr Julia Guarneri

Dr Julia Guarneri

Headshot of Dr Gabriel Glickman

Dr Gabriel Glickman

Find Out More

Every year, the College runs an Arts and Humanities Taster Day for Year 12 (England and Wales), S5 (Scotland), Year 13 (Northern Ireland) or equivalent students. More information will be available later in the autumn.

If you want to find out about our open days or visiting the College, see here.