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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge


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History at Cambridge is exciting and varied.  It is particularly strong in the wide range of geographical areas and time periods on offer, reflecting the outstanding historical expertise in the History Faculty and the Colleges of the University.  The History degree gives you the opportunity to explore the past from many different angles. There is ample scope to pursue personal interests and experiment with different historical approaches.  Specialist papers allow you to work with source materials as varied as Hollywood movies, Middle Eastern newspapers or medieval plague records. Full details about the structure and content of the course can be found on the University website

History at Murray Edwards College 

We welcome around seven undergraduate students in History each year.  Within the College as a whole this means we have around 20 History undergraduates.  The College provides a stimulating and supportive environment for students to get the most out of their History degree at Cambridge. We have an active History Society run by the students, which provides a forum for us to get together regularly.  Often this is to hear an invited speaker, followed by a formal dinner.

Typical offer
A Level: A*AA with A* in History if offered
IB: 42, 776 with 7 in IB Higher Level History if offered

Required subjects
No specific subjects are required.

Admissions Assessment
Murray Edwards History applicants are required to take a written assessment (the History Admissions Assessment) if shortlisted for interview.  You will not need to register in advance for this assessment and the College will provide details directly to you.

Written work
Applicants to all Colleges are required to submit two pieces of written work prior to interview.

Academic and teaching staff