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History & Politics

History and Politics give you the opportunity to reflect critically on the relationship between history and contemporary social and political issues

History and Politics is an exciting joint degree which offers subjects from both the History and the Human, Social, and Political Sciences (HSPS) courses, together with bespoke topics that allow you to explore the space between the two disciplines. You will analyse the operation of power and politics across histories, institutions, and societies around the world, as well as understanding the nature of evidence, methodology, and approaches in both History and Politics. It is possible to choose topics in British, European, American, African, and Asian history and politics. More information about the course can be found on the University website.

History & Politics at Murray Edwards

We admit 1-2 History and Politics students each year, giving a small but strong community of students. You will study alongside students from both History and Human, Social, and Political Sciences (HSPS), which are two of the larger subjects in the College, so there are ample opportunities to share and develop your ideas with like-minded and supportive colleagues. You will also have access to our fantastic library which boasts particularly well-stocked History and Politics sections.

Typical offer

A Level: A*AA 

IB: 42 (776)

Required subjects

No specific subjects are required.

Admissions assessment

No admissions assessment is required.

Written work

Applicants are required to submit two pieces of written work.

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