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.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Other qualifications at a level equivalent to A Levels and IB Higher Levels are also accepted, including Scottish Advanced Highers, Welsh qualifications, the Irish Leaving Certificate, and a range of European and overseas qualifications. See the guidance at www.cam.ac.uk/entrancerequirements. Please note that entry requirements may vary across our Colleges, therefore you should ensure you have checked the entry requirements for your chosen College before making an application.
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Additional entry requirements
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
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Fees and funding
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