History and Modern Languages

St. Basil's Cathedral domes on Red square in Moscow

As well as becoming fluent in a language, and studying it to the same level as single subject language students, History and Modern Languages students can combine the study of the history and the literature and culture of countries in which they are interested. 

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.

Admissions 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.

From the Modern Languages quota

For more information contact the admissions office:

Email: admissions@oriel.ox.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 276522