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Want to study History?

Welcome to our prospective undergraduates pages. 

As an undergraduate student at Cambridge, you will be taught by members of one of the largest and most diverse History faculties in the world.

Many have won prestigious prizes for their work, and the Faculty's research and teaching has been consistently recognised as amongst the best. Cambridge History came top in the Guardian's University league tables for 2016, and we have been recognised as the top History department in the world in the 2016 QS University World Rankings.

If you are a school or college student thinking of studying History at university, these pages will provide you with: 

History is one of the most popular degree subjects in the UK and with good reason. Students find studying it enormously interesting and intellectually rewarding, and the skills it helps to foster are greatly sought after by top employers in many fields.

Cambridge is one of the world’s great History faculties, and we care a great deal about attracting the best and brightest budding historians.

You are our future.

For Teachers

We very much hope that you and your students will find the information and material on these pages useful. We have thought hard and consulted widely about what is included in this website. If you have suggestions as to how we might develop the site, please e-mail

We would be delighted to hear from you, and to see you and your students here on University Open Days, as well as at our other Outreach and Liaisons events. For more information on these, please visit the Cambridge Admissions Office events page.

You are crucial to training the next generation of historians, and we are extremely keen to foster extensive dialogue between teachers in the secondary and tertiary sectors.

The History Faculty has over 100 academics who publish world-class research. Many have won prestigious prizes for their work.

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The Library Facilities available to Cambridge History students are second to none. Central to them is the Seeley Historical Library, one of the largest undergraduate history libraries in the world containing over 90,000 volumes.

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