Clare College Cambridge

Applying for Philosophy


Admissions Requirements


Offers for studying Philosophy at Clare are based on A-level (or equivalent qualifications). A typical offer would be A*AA at A-level or 7,7,6 (42+ overall) in the IB or the equivalent in other educational systems. No particular A-level subjects are required.


Written Assessment


All applicants who are selected for interview are required to take the university-wide at-interview written assessment for Philosophy. This assessment lasts for one hour and is intended to be an aptitude test; it is not a test of an applicant's knowledge of the subject. Further information about the written assessment 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.