Number of students per year
Typical offer

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


Essential subjects

There are no specific subject requirements.

Useful subjects

Some evidence of formal language learning, such as taking A-levels/IB Higher Levels or equivalent in modern or ancient languages. You may find subjects such as English (Language or Literature) or Mathematics and other science subjects to be useful preparation. If you have any questions about your subject choices, get in touch at admissions@clare.cam.ac.uk and we'll be happy to help.


Linguistics at Clare

For the Linguistics Tripos, the academic experience is much the same at all the colleges because the lectures and supervisions are organised centrally, so deciding on a college is more about choosing the place where you will live and the community around you. Clare is a very good choice for both of these reasons! 

Clare has a lively and friendly atmosphere, and Old Court and Memorial Court are just a few minutes walk from the Sidgwick Site where your lectures will take place. 

The college library is well-stocked with linguistics books and you will join a small, but interesting and fun group of Clare Linguistics students!

Visit the University's subject page for more information.