"The only undergraduate course that brings together the language and literature and the history of early medieval Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia - and manuscript studies too."

The BA in Anglo-Saxon, Norse & 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.

Course Requirements

  • No subject-specific entrance requirements

  • A range of British and international qualifications may be acceptable

  • Some prior formal study of a modern or ancient language is highly desirable, but not essential

For more information, see the general Entrance Requirements and FAQs , or contact our Admissions Office (admissions@lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk)

Admissions Assessment

  • Pre-interview assessment is not required for Lucy Cavendish

  • Applicants invited for interview sit a written assessment on the day of interview.  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 here.

Director of Studies:  Dr Debby Banham

"I'm interested in the physical realities of life in early medieval England, aspects like farming, food, and the care of the sick, and in people traditionally neglected by history, such as women and the poor."