All candidates are required to send in an essay on an historical topic, written as part of their normal school or college work. The essay should be a maximum of 2000 words and must be accompanied by a signed certificate (confirmed by the school or college) stating the circumstances under which the work was written. Please do not send source-based work.
If these requirements cause any problems, please contact the Tutor for Admissions at your college of preference. Note that in selecting work for submission you should choose a piece which has enthused you and on which you are willing to talk. Do not worry if you have changed your mind on the topic since writing it. Tutors are impressed by candidates who remain intellectually engaged with their work.