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History and Economics

Looking at long-term economic trends and explaining divergences is one aspect of this exciting area, but using economic theory and quantitative methods to examine particular historical issues is another. The compulsory and significant Economics element of this course makes it a real alternative to PPE for students interested in the interaction of the humanities and the social sciences.

Students who study History and Economics may if they choose specialise primarily in either History or Economics, while still preserving the benefits of an integrated approach.

Admission Criteria

Short-listing by History Aptitude Test (which will feature an Economics question) and GCSE results (contextualized by school performance data). Admission by written work, test result, interviews and AAA at A-level or equivalent. There are no required subjects, and we consider applicants who do not have A-level History, but A-level (or at least GCSE or AS-level) Maths would be an advantage.

Number of places

From History quota

Departments

Faculty of History

Department of Economics

Teaching Staff

Organising Tutor
Dr Christopher Bowdler

Macpherson Fellow | Tutor in Economics

Organising Tutor
Professor Ian Forrest

Professor of Social & Religious History | Fellow & Tutor in History | Fellow Archivist

Dr David Damtar

Turpin Junior Research Fellow in History

Annabel Hancock

College Lecturer in Medieval History

Professor Julia Mannherz

Fellow & Tutor in History

Ellen Paterson

College Lecturer in History

Dr Simon Skinner

College Lecturer in History

Dr Arhat Virdi

College Lecturer in Economics

Dr Valerio Zanetti

Sir John Elliott Junior Research Fellow in History

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