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At-interview written assessments

For 2022 entry, all Colleges (unless otherwise stated) require applicants for the following courses to take an at-interview written assessment (this may be scheduled slightly in advance of interviews, rather than on the day itself). 

Course

Assessment format

Archaeology

Essay/text response element (60 minutes)

Architecture

Writing skills (30 minutes)
Graphic and spatial ability (30 minutes)

Classics (3-year)

Translation exercise (60 minutes)

Classics (4-year)

Language aptitude interview (20 minutes)

History 
(History Admissions Assessment)

Essay/text response element (60 minutes)

NB: Not all Colleges require History applicants to take the History Admissions Assessment (HAA). See the course page for further information and a list of applicable Colleges.

History and Modern Languages 
(Modern Languages assessment)

See the course page for details of the Modern Languages assessment format.

See also the History and Modern Languages (History Admissions Assessment) information below.

History and Modern Languages 
(History Admissions Assessment)

Essay/text response element (60 minutes)

NB: Not all Colleges require History and Modern Languages applicants to take the History Admissions Assessment (HAA). See the course page for further information and a list of applicable Colleges.

See also the History and Modern Languages (Modern Languages assessment) information above.

History and Politics 
(History Admissions Assessment)

Essay/text response element (60 minutes)

NB: Not all Colleges require History and Politics applicants to take the History Admissions Assessment (HAA). See the course page for further information and a list of applicable Colleges.

History of Art

Structured comparison of images (60 minutes)

Law

Cambridge Law Test (Essay version; 60 minutes)

Linguistics

A combination of data questions and an essay question (60 minutes)

Modern and Medieval Languages

Discursive response in Foreign Language (40 minutes)
Discursive response in English (20 minutes)

Philosophy

Multiple choice logic problems (20 minutes)
Essay (40 minutes)

Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion

Comprehension questions on a pre-recorded sample lecture

For 2022 entry, some Colleges may require applicants to take an at-interview assessment for the following courses:

The assessments for these courses (where required) may vary by College. Please see individual College websites for details of which Colleges require applicants to take an at-interview assessment and the expected format of that assessment.

* There's no common format written assessment for Mathematics except for applicants who are interviewed overseas. All applicants for Mathematics are still required to sit the STEP exam in June/July 2022 as achievement in the STEP is an entrance requirement.

** All Colleges require AMES applicants wishing to study a European language to take the relevant MML at-interview admissions assessment.