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History and Modern Languages

This four-year course includes a compulsory year abroad, during which students can pursue further study and find work. The ‘bridge’ essay allows you to explore the links between literature and history through a subject of your own choice.

Admission Criteria

Short-listing by History Aptitude Test, Language Test, and GCSE results (contextualized by school performance data). Admission by written work, interviews, and AAA at A-level or equivalent. You should have studied your chosen language to A-level (except in the case of Italian, which can be studied from scratch). We consider applicants who do not have A-level History.

Number of places

From the Modern Languages quota

Departments

Faculty of History

Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Teaching Staff

Organising Tutor
Professor Annette Volfing

Knight Fellow & Tutor in Modern Languages

Organising Tutor
Professor Ian Forrest

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

Dr Víctor Acedo-Matellán

Fellow & Tutor in Linguistics & Spanish

Dr Alessandra Aloisi

College Lecturer in French

Dr Cécile Bishop

Kelleher Fellow in French | Associate Professor of Post-Colonial Francophone Literatures & Cultures

Mrs Stefanie Burkert-Burrows

College Lecturer in German

Dr David Damtar

Turpin Junior Research Fellow in History

Dr Marie Kawthar Daouda

College Lecturer in French | Visiting Students Coordinator

Dr Guadalupe Gerardi

College Lecturer in Spanish

Annabel Hancock

College Lecturer in Medieval History

Dr Ole Hinz

German Lektor

Professor Katrin Kohl

College Lecturer in German

Professor Julia Mannherz

Fellow & Tutor in History

Dr Katherine New

College Lecturer in Russian Literature & Language

Ellen Paterson

College Lecturer in History

Dr Simon Skinner

College Lecturer in History

Ms Cécile Varry

College Lecturer in French

Dr Valerio Zanetti

Sir John Elliott Junior Research Fellow in History

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Number of places Usually 9 Admission Criteria One piece of marked written work is required for each language you plan to study and in which you will have A2 (or equivalent) before university. In addition, all candidates must submit one piece of marked writing in English. If you are applying for a language which you have not taken at A2 (or equivalent) then you do not need to submit anything in that language. All candidates are required to sit a test or tests in November. Conditional offers: AAA at A-level (or equivalent), with A grades required for any language to be studied (except ab initio languages).

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Number of places 1 or 2, taken from the Modern Languages quota of 9 Admission Criteria All candidates must take the Modern Languages Admissions Tests (MLAT), normally at their own school or college, in November, in addition to the written work specified on the university's website. Separate registration for this test is required and it is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that they are registered for this test. Candidates will need to take two sections of the MLAT: one for their chosen language, and one for Philosophy. Conditional offers: AAA at A-level (or equivalent), with A grades required for any language to be studied (except ab initio languages).

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