The BA in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic is a unique degree course focussing on the history, material culture, languages and literature of the peoples of Britain, Ireland and the Scandinavian world in the earlier Middle Ages. Some graduates go on to specialist careers in research, museums, and libraries; others enter journalism, finance, law or business.

Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Director of Studies

Dr Debby Banham

Course Requirements

There are no subject-specific entrance requirements for Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, and we have in the past accepted applicants with a range of British and international qualifications. Some prior formal study of a modern or ancient language is highly desirable, but not essential.

See the general Entrance Requirements and FAQ for more information about our academic conditions. You can also contact our Admissions Office with queries.

Admissions Assessment

Applicants to Lucy Cavendish will not be required to sit a pre-interview assessment.  Applicants invited for interview will be asked to sit a written assessment on the day of their interviews. This assessment will last no longer than one hour, and will be similar in content and format to the assessment used by other colleges, prior to interview. Specifications can be found in the Entry Requirements section here.