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A broad course that develops criticism and reasoning skills.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Philosopy.


Overview πŸ”— This is the Philosophy selection of the University undergraduate prospectus. The most important information about the course is here, including entry requirements, course structure, and prerequisites.

Faculty website πŸ”— This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources. The most important of them is the Faculty of Philosophy undergrad prospectus πŸ”— 🌟, which gives a general overview of what studying Philosophy at Cambridge is like.

Unofficial Prospectus πŸ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Cambridge University Student Union; it’s written based on students’ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a Philosophy student is like, compared to official materials.

More things to explore

Studying Philosophy at Gonville and Caius College πŸ”— A short video about what it's like to study Philosophy at Gonville and Caius.

CambTweet Philosophy πŸ”— 🌟 Follow the daily life of a Philosophy student through this Twitter account!

Application Resources

Reading Lists πŸ”— These are the reading lists for the papers that first-years take. Don’t be intimidated by how long they are; they’re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

FAQ πŸ”— 🌟 Some useful answers to common questions about the application process.

Admissions test specimen paper πŸ”—

Admissions test answer key πŸ”— Have a look at the philosophy admissions test first!