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History and Politics University of Oxford Degree level: Undergraduate

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The special feature of the Oxford course is the chance to choose subjects very broadly across the two disciplines, so that it is possible to combine medieval historical options with the analysis of contemporary political systems. The expertise of a number of Oxford’s political theorists and historians in the history of political thought, the thematic approach taken to the teaching of general history in the first year, and the emphasis placed on interdisciplinarity in a number of both politics and history papers strengthen the intellectual rigour of this course. For more information on this course please visit ox.ac.uk/ughp.

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Application deadlines

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15 October

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

Oxford is one of the most international universities in the world. Today, one third of its students, including 17% of undergraduates, are international citizens, and come from over 140 countries. For more information visit ox.ac.uk/int.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA Excluding General Studies (if taken)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*D* - DDD Conditional offers would usually be:
Extended Diploma with D*D*D to DDD, depending on the course.
Diploma with DD plus an A grade at A-level, possibly with one or two * grades, depending on the course.
Subsidiary Diploma with D plus two A grades at A-level, possibly with one or two * grades, depending on the course.
Access to HE Diploma D: 45 credits Some Access courses allow students to take one or two A-levels as part of the course. This option is strongly recommended for students who wish to apply to Oxford, especially for those courses which have specific subject requirements. If you would like to discuss the suitability of your Access course for entry to Oxford University, please contact the subject department that you’d like to apply to for further information. (Contact details are at ox.ac.uk/courses)
Scottish Higher AAAAB - AAAAA Supplemented by two or more Advanced Highers.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 Pre-U subject requirements are the same as those for A-levels.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 points with 6 6 6 at HL
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2
Scottish Advanced Higher AA - AAB Conditional offers will usually be for AAB if a student is able to take three Advanced Highers; where this is not possible then a student would be expected to achieve AA in two Advanced Highers, as well as an A grade in an additional Higher course taken in Year 6.

It is highly recommended for candidates to have History to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or any other equivalent. Sociology, Politics or Government and Politics can be helpful to students in completing this course, although they are not required for admission. We expect you to have taken and passed any practical component in your chosen science subjects.

A range of other international qualifications is also acceptable for entry. Please see ox.ac.uk/intquals for further information.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

History Aptitude Test (HAT)

The HAT is a paper-based test. It is a 1-hour, subject specific admissions test. There is one question based on an extract from a primary source.

The HAT must be taken on Wednesday 30th October 2019. All applicants must register in plenty of time and before the registration deadline, 18.00 BST on Tuesday 15th October 2019. See ox.ac.uk/hat for further information.

Interview


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Overall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component
Cambridge English Proficiency Overall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component
IELTS (Academic) 7.5 Minimum 7.0 per component
TOEFL (iBT) 110.0 Minimum component scores: Listening: 22 Reading: 24 Speaking: 25 Writing: 24

For details on English Language Requirements, please visit the website url

https://ox.ac.uk/englang


Fees and funding

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