Number of students per year: 1 - 2
Typical offer: A*AA at A-level or 7 7 6 (42+ overall) in the IB or the equivalent.
Essential subjects: None.
Useful subjects: You may find Mathematics and essay-based subjects to be good preparation.
Philosophy at Clare
Clare College is just a stone's throw from the Sidgwick Site, where the Philosophy Faculty is located and where most philosophy lectures and classes take place.
The College library is well stocked with core readings in philosophy, and we have access to a strong network of supervisors from across the University who will be able to support learning across the full syllabus.
Cambridge University has an especially distinguished place in the history of 20th-century philosophy. It was here, in the early years of the century, that Bertrand Russell, G.E. Moore, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Frank Ramsey and others developed the analytic style of philosophy that is now prominent throughout the world.
The Faculty of Philosophy at Cambridge retains a strong commitment to this analytic style, though this does not preclude active study and teaching of the history of philosophy from Socrates to Nietzsche, and of such subjects as aesthetics and political philosophy.