"Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion is a wide-ranging arts degree, allowing you to study history, philosophy, literature, language and, of course, biblical narrative."

The BA in Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion is one of the broadest available at the University of Cambridge, and draws on disciplines ranging from philosophy and history to psychology and literary criticism. Graduates pursue careers in a variety of fields, including journalism, teaching, social services, and the charity sector.

Lucy Cavendish has a small but close-knit community of Theologians, comprising around ten Bachelors, Masters, and PhD students, and recent undergraduates have achieved high grades.

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@lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk).

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. You are advised to look at the Sample Assessment Lecture and Sample Question Paper.


Director of Studies:  Dr Jane McLarty

"My own research interests centre on early Christian narrative, particularly martyrdom narratives and their role in the formation of Christian identity."