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.

Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Course Requirements

  • No subject-specific entrance requirements
  • A range of British and international qualifications may be acceptable

For more information, see the general Entrance Requirements and FAQs, or contact our Admissions Office (

Admissions Assessment

  • Pre-interview assessment is not required for Lucy Cavendish
  • Applicants invited for interview sit a written assessment on the day of interview.  This assessment will last no longer than one hour, and will be similar in content and format to the assessment used by other colleges, prior to interview. Specifications can be found here.

Director of Studies

Dr Mark Hogarth

'My main research interests are the philosophy of physics, specifically relativity theory, and the philosophy of mathematics, specifically Gödel’s incompleteness theorems. I’m obsessed with baking bread.’