Number of students per year
Typical offer

A*A*A at A-level, or 7 7 6 (42+ overall) in the IB. For other qualifications, please see the University entrance requirements page.


Essential subjects

A-level/IB Higher Level or equivalent in Mathematics.

(Please note that IB applicants starting the new IB Mathematics syllabus are expected to take IB Higher Level 'Analysis and Approaches' if it's available at your school. If this isn't an option for you, please drop us an email at admissions@clare.cam.ac.uk and we'll be very happy to advise you.)

Useful subjects

Apart from Mathematics, there are no other specific subjects required in preparation for the study of Economics.

Economics at Clare

Economics studies a wide range of phenomena concerned with, and arising out of, the way society decides how to use its resources, with topics ranging from economic development, business cycles and macroeconomic policy, through to the workings of auction markets, the impact of transnational firms and the future of the environment.

While the Cambridge course particularly emphasises the application of mathematical and statistical techniques, it also draws on fields such as politics, history, philosophy and psychology, to provide students with a thorough grounding in all aspects of the subject.

Located close to the Faculty of Economics and with four Fellows in the subject, Clare has a long tradition of excellence in Economics. We believe supervisions are key to the success of our students and pride ourselves on providing high quality teaching, drawing on both the expertise of our own Fellows as well as that of Economists located in other Cambridge Colleges and departments.

Visit the University's subject page for more information.


Clare College

Melvyn’s research interest spans both theoretical and applied microeconometrics. Following the coronavirus pandemic, Dr Weeks is examining the relationship between decisions and decision makers under uncertainty. The research will explore the importance of links between the attributes of decision situations, the nature of evidence, together with the characteristics of the decision maker and those whose behaviour a policymaker wishes to affect. The motivation for this work is based on the recognition that how individuals respond to advice on how best to prevent transmission will be as important as government actions.

Melvyn Weeks
Director of Studies in Economics