Department Open Day 2016

This year's Open Day will be held on Wednesday, 22 June 2016.

The ASNC Open Day provides a chance to meet some of the teaching staff of the Department and to learn about the different subjects and kinds of materials studied as well as the range of choices the Tripos offers. Staff will also explain the application process and discuss the kinds of employment into which our graduates move. Other aspects of ASNC life including the ASNaC Society will also be covered. At the end of the formal presentations, all visitors are invited to a College library to view a number of important Medieval Manuscripts.

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Graduate Admissions

The ASNC Department offers a 9-month research-preparation MPhil course and a three-year PhD. It has a lively graduate community with students pursuing research topics in all areas covered by the teaching and research interests of the Department, covering early medieval languages and literatures (Old English, Old Norse, Medieval Welsh, Medieval Irish, Insular Latin), the history of a comparable range of geographical areas (Anglo-Saxon England, Scandinavia, Ireland, Wales, Brittany, and Scotland), as well palaeography.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the Department, assessed jointly with the Department of Modern and Medieval Languages (MML), was rated in the highest terms. Within the Modern Languages and Linguistics Unit of Assessment, ASNC and MML were ranked top among Departments teaching both languages and literatures nationally.

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Undergraduate Admissions

The BA in Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic at Cambridge is unique (both in Britain and Ireland and indeed in the world!) in offering a degree in which students can combine a passion for early medieval history with a love of languages and literature, while also ranging across the cultures of early Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia, in any combination they choose.

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