How hard is it to get into ASNC at Cambridge?
Getting into Cambridge to study Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (ASNC) is no mean feat. Not only do you need to achieve the high grade requirements, but you also need to perform well in the interview. In 2021, around 60% of applicants were successful in receiving an offer from Cambridge to study ASNC, however the majority of these applicants (those who studied A levels) achieved A*AA or higher and studied a language, English or History. Therefore, although one of the easier courses at Cambridge to get into statistically, ASNC still turns away 40% of applicants and thus you’ll need to make sure your application stands out.
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Year 1Entry requirements for English and English Studies at University of CambridgeEntry requirements are the formal requirements students need to meet to be considered for a place on a university course. But, each year many universities accept students with lower grades. The bar chart below shows the actual UCAS tariff points of students currently on this course.A*,A,A Required subjects for Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic BA Hons at University of Cambridge Typical A Level offer: A*AA UCAS points for current students on English and English Studies at University of Cambridge
What are the fees for ASNC at Cambridge?
The table below shows the fees for Cambridge’s Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (ASNC) course for both home (UK) and overseas students:
|Student status||Course fees (per year)|
You can find out more information about what fees you will pay on Cambridge’s fee status page. You can also use Cambridge’s fees, funding and financial assistance page to see the funding options available to you.
What are the entry requirements for ASNC?
Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (ASNC), like all courses at Cambridge, is competitive. Although 60% of applicants receive an offer, the calibre of these applicants is already incredibly high, so you must achieve the minimum entry requirements in order to stay competitive. The table below shows the entry requirements for ASNC:
|Scottish/Advanced Highers||A1, A2, A2|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||40-42 points with 776 at Higher Level|
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There are no required subjects for those wanting to apply for ASNC at Cambridge. However, Cambridge does highly recommend studying language and/or essay-based subjects at A level (or equivalent), such as English (Language or Literature), History, and/or a language (ancient or modern) in order to best prepare for the contents of the course. Note that from 2017-2019, 97% of successful ASNC applicants studying A levels took at least one of English (Language, Language & Literature, or Literature), History or a language, so it’s a good idea to take one of these subjects to maximise your chances of success.