History and Modern Languages
Number of students per year: 1 -2
Typical offer: A*AA at A-level or 7 7 6 (42+ overall) in the IB. For other qualifications, please click here.
Essential subjects: For French, German and Spanish, all applicants must be studying their chosen language at A-level/IB Higher Level or equivalent.
Useful subjects: If you are applying to study a language from scratch, a history of language learning is very useful. Additionally, you may find History and other essay-based subjects to be good preparation.
History and Modern Languages at Clare
Clare has a strong reputation in both History and Modern Languages. It has six History Fellows with a wide range of specialisms. In Modern Languages, Clare has the largest number of Fellows in Cambridge, and language students have consistently achieved some of the top results in their final year. Descriptions of Fellows and their interests are listed below.
In common with other Cambridge colleges, we do not expect to be able to cover all historical and language interests, and so where appropriate we arrange for students to be supervised by fellows in other colleges.
The College arranges small-group teaching for aspects of language work, and those studying French will be able to work with a lecteur/lectrice from the prestigious École Normale Supérieure in Paris. Clare is ideally situated for Cambridge’s libraries. As well as a strong College library, the University Library is adjacent to the College.