More about the course
The Oxford Classics and History Faculties are world-famous for teaching and research. Most of the people who will teach you here will be leading researchers in their field, and lecturers are encouraged to put on new courses which reflect their own interests. The study of original sources forms the basis of Further and Special Subjects.
At Christ Church, your work is divided between lectures and classes, tutorials (one or two a week), and private study (including preparing essays for your weekly tutorials). Oxford historians typically move on to careers in fields as varied as law, investment banking and consultancies, advertising, accountancy, the Civil Service, publishing, journalism and the media, global charity work, museums, librarianship and archive work, and teaching.
Students interested in this course might also like to consider Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Classics, other History courses, or History of Art.
Other related courses
You may be interested in other history and joint schools courses
History is about people and societies in the past – what made them tick, and why they did what they did. It helps us understand ourselves and others. Studying the past challenges our prejudices, broadens our outlook, and enables us to think for ourselves; writing about the past develops our analytical skills, and teaches us to organise clear and persuasive arguments.
Classical Archaeology and Ancient History (CAAH)
CAAH is the opportunity to study the history, archaeology and art of societies and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean. The course lasts three years and involves work both in university classes led by an archaeologist and historian, and in tutorials.