The BA in Philosophy has long and distinguished history, and offers a solid grounding in analytic philosophy, whilst allowing students to diversify within the subject if they wish. Cambridge Philosophers go on to pursue a range of careers requiring analytical and critical skills, including business, computing, journalism, administration and law.
Typical offers require
- A Level: A*AA
- IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level
For other qualifications, see the main entrance requirements pages on the University website.
- No subject-specific entrance requirements
Mature students and those taking other qualifications are encouraged to contact our Admissions Office, to discuss the entry requirements for their qualifications.
Number of students
We aim to admit around two students per year.
All applicants for Philosophy are required to take a written assessment at interview, if interviewed.
Further details about the written assessment can be found on the University website here.
Applicants are required to submit two school/college essays as examples of written work prior to interview.
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