University of Cambridge

Degree level: Undergraduate

Philosophy

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Course summary

Philosophy explores human thought, the basis of knowledge, the nature of reason, consciousness and cognition, as well as the foundations of value and political theory. Cambridge occupies a distinguished place in the history of philosophy, as it was here, in the early twentieth century, that the analytic style of philosophy was developed. Today, the Faculty retains a strong commitment to this analytic tradition, combining it with study of the history of philosophy from Plato to the present day to offer one of the most far-reaching courses of its kind available anywhere in the world.

Course details


How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

This College only accepts students age 21 or over when the course starts. Other Cambridge Colleges may offer this course, explore these options above.

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other qualifications at a level equivalent to A Levels and IB Higher Levels - including Scottish Advanced Highers, Welsh qualifications, the Irish Leaving Certificate, and a range of European and overseas qualifications - are also accepted. Please see the guidance at: www.cam.ac.uk/entrancerequirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/philosophy#entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Interview

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Applicants may be required to take a subject-specific written assessment before or after being shortlisted for interview. Please check the website for registration timings and further details (www.cam.ac.uk/assessment).


English language requirements

For details of our English Language Requirements, please visit:

https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/english-language-requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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Philosophy at University of Cambridge - UCAS