BA (Hons)

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 3 years Part time: up to 6 years




School of History, Philosophy and Culture


A history degree is about far more than studying the past. Discover why people act the way they do. Explore how societies develop. Then see how your insights apply to the present day so you can uncover answers to issues that could affect everyone’s future. And, by studying in Oxford, you’ll be among great museums and famous historical sites.

You’ll look at 500 years of British, European, and American history to reveal the origins of our modern world. We delve into a huge range of topics, from Marxism to medicine, religion to revolution, conservatism to crime. With a range of modules, each designed and taught by an expert in that area, you’ll always benefit from our latest research.

We’ll never ask you to simply memorise dates and names. Instead, you’ll write essays, deliver presentations, and analyse sources so you can ask big questions and learn to create your own historical interpretation. And with the career skills you’ll learn, you’ll be capable of tackling any problem – with hundreds of years of historical insight to inspire you.

Specific entry requirements