History

History

History

The Oxford History course offers over a hundred options, spanning more than 1500 years, but the tutorial system allows students to specialise in depth in subjects of their own choosing.  Interdisciplinary approaches and insights from archaeology, anthropology and economics are encouraged. Although most of the final assessment is by examination, an extended essay and thesis are also required, allowing students to develop their interests and analytical skills. For further details about the course see www.history.ox.ac.uk.

The course at St Peter's

Eight to ten students are normally admitted each year to study History at St Peter's, and up to four in one of its Joint Schools, Economics, Politics, English, or Modern Languages. The College also offers places for History of Art. Reflecting the broad content of the History course, St Peter’s has several tutors, who provide year-group classes as well as tutorials. Students are encouraged to follow their interests and in the second and third years they have a free choice from all university courses available. But first year options are limited so that new undergraduates are taught by the college tutors themselves, and work with, and get to know other members of their year group.

The college library has a large section devoted to History and is constantly expanding and updating its collections. There are college prizes, scholarships and travel funds for History to assist students in their work and reward their achievements, and the tutors organise a residential reading week (most recently in Norfolk, Dorset and Shropshire) to enliven third-year revision. The College has its own history seminar room. 

Please click here for further information, including entrance requirements and how to apply.