Clare College Cambridge

Applying for Linguistics


Admissions Requirements


Since linguistics is interdisciplinary in nature, there are no specific requirements on subjects studied at A-level. Applicants with interests in both the arts and sciences are welcomed. Some experience of formal study of language, either through learning languages or A-level English Language would provide a useful background.

A typical offer would be A*AA at A-level or 7,7,6 (42+ overall) in the IB or the equivalent from other educational systems.


Written Assessment


All applicants who are selected for interview are required to take the university-wide pre-interview written assessment for Linguistics. Further information about this is available here.




Applicants who are selected for interview will be interviewed in the second or third week of December. Each applicant will normally have two interviews.