Our History course will give you an exciting taste of some of the key issues and big questions that face historians. As well as providing you with the important tools of historical analysis, our history course will allow you to explore times and places you won’t have encountered at school, and will open you up to new sources of historical information.
In past years our courses have covered subjects as diverse as the Enlightenment, Sino-Tibetan-Mongolian relations, and the issue of health and disease during the development of capitalism.
All our tutors are current Oxford and/or Cambridge PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. You will have the opportunity to learn about their original research and our tutors will take you beyond your school curriculum to investigate their subject at a higher level - this is great preparation for university/college study!
Rachael, one of our tutors in 2016 and 2017, is completing a PhD in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford, where her research focuses on Sino-Tibetan-Mongolian relations in north-eastern Tibet in the 18th century. She previously completed a Bachelor’s in History and Religion at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a Master’s in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies at the University of Oxford.
Kasia, one of our tutors in 2015, completed a Bachelor’s in International and Global Studies at the University of Sydney with First Class Honours, before completing a Master’s degree in Economic and Social History at the University of Cambridge. Her research focused on public health politics in Germany and the UK post-1945. She now works at the New Zealand Treasury.
This course is ideal for students interested in studying History, or related and joint courses at university, or who are interested in exploring the past. Students have a wide range of interests and may choose to pursue more political avenues, for example through our current affairs seminar, or may wish to learn more about cultural, such as by studying film.
You may also be interested in our Law, English or Politics and International Relations courses.
Our students go on to studying a wide range of subjects at undergraduate level, including History, and joint courses, at universities across the UK, as well as those abroad, including in the US.