History and Politics
Number of students per year: 2 - 4
Typical offer: A*AA at A-level or 7 7 6 (42+ overall) in the IB. For other qualifications, please click here.
Essential subjects: None.
Useful subjects: A-level/IB Higher Level History, as well as other essay-based subjects.
History and Politics at Clare
Clare has a strong reputation in both History and Politics. Clare has six History Fellows and two Fellows in Politics. The college is ideally suited near to both teaching and library sites of the History Faculty and the Department of Politics and International Studies.
The eight weeks of each term revolve very much around supervisions and essay writing. A typical workload over a two-week period in the first and second year will be 16 hours of lectures and three essays for supervisions.
In the third year this work pattern will vary more between individuals depending on the papers you choose and whether you do a dissertation.
Students at Clare are expected to work hard, but the college also works hard to support them as they do so.
We appreciate that our students may come to university with diverse expectations and experience, and their needs as individuals may vary considerably and try hard to provide an environment in which students of all kinds will be able to make the most of their potential.