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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge


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English at Cambridge is a subject which is compelling, demanding and astoundingly rewarding. It balances a strong grounding in literary works written in English with the chance to explore other art forms in relation to literature, the English language, and related intellectual traditions. Further details about the course can be found on the University website.  

English at Murray Edwards College

At Murray Edwards we aim to admit around 10 students a year. You will thus be part of a large community of approximately 30 undergraduates within the College. English at Murray Edwards benefits from a tradition of success, a superb library, and a supportive ethos where we try to help each student find their own individual way through the course. 

Typical offer
A Level: A*AA 
IB: 42, 776 

Required subjects
A Level: A Level English Literature or English Language and Literature
IB: IB Higher Level English Literature or English Language and Literature

Admissions Assessment
All applicants for English are required to take a written assessment if shortlisted for interview.  You will not need to register in advance for this assessment and the College will provide details directly to you.

Written work
Applicants to all Colleges are required to submit two pieces of written work prior to interview. 

Read our Q&A with the Director of Studies for English.

Academic and teaching staff