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History and Politics

Course Overview

History and Politics at Cambridge offers subjects from our highly regarded History and Politics and International Relations courses, together with bespoke papers which will allow students to explore the space between the two disciplines. Students will develop skills in analysing the operation of power and politics across histories, institutions, and societies around the world. Students will also be able to build strengths in understanding the nature of evidence, methodology, and approaches in both History and Politics. They will be able to choose from a wide range of topics in British, European, American and World history and politics.

Find out more about the course here.

The Benefits of History and Politics at Fitzwilliam College

Fitzwilliam College benefits from having an in-house Politics Fellow (who is also Director of Studies for the History and Politics course), as well as a large number of Fellows in History, whose teaching and research interests cover the whole spectrum of British history and beyond.

Facts and Figures

Average intake each year: 1-2

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/IB Higher level History or Ancient History

Application Process

Applicants will need to submit two pieces of written work and, if shortlisted for interview, take the History admissions assessment.

Director of Studies for History

Dr Jean-Michel Johnston

Dr Gabriel Glickman

Dr Julia Guarneri

Director of Studies for Politics

Dr Pedro Mendes Loureiro

Dr Natalie Morningstar

Headshot of Dr Jean-Michel Johnston

Dr Jean-Michel Johnston

Headshot of Dr Julia Guarneri

Dr Julia Guarneri

Headshot of Dr Gabriel Glickman

Dr Gabriel Glickman

Headshot of Dr Pedro Mendes Loureiro

Dr Pedro Mendes Loureiro

Headshot of Dr Natalie Morningstar

Dr Natalie Morningstar

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 provided in the autumn.

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