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Entry requirements

  •  A*AA at A-level or 40-42 points with 776 at Higher Level for IB

It is not necessary to have studied Religious Studies or Philosophy at AS or A level.

Subjects such as Religious Studies, Ethics, History, English and  languages can be helpful, but so can any other subjects that encourage clear, logical thinking and careful analysis of evidence.

More information is available on the University's Undergraduate Study pages.

If you aren't studying religion or philosophy at the moment, you may wish to supplement your knowledge of the area by browsing the introductory reading lists for new students.

How do I apply?

Your application will be made via the UCAS form, and includes details of your current subjects and grades, teachers' references, and a personal statement. It is worth remembering that the closing date for applications to Cambridge is earlier than for other universities. Don't leave it too late!

All applications for undergraduate degrees are handled by the individual colleges that make up the University of Cambridge. The University has an excellent admissions website which will guide you through the process.

We welcome students from all over the world. If you are an international applicant, please refer to the relevant pages on the Cambridge Admissions website.

Many applicants worry a great deal over whether they have chosen the 'right' College for their application. The admissions process for Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion is designed to ensure that it really does not matter which College you apply to: strong candidates will have a good chance of gaining a place at one of the Colleges in the University.

When making decisions about admissions, all of the information on your UCAS form, your interview, any essays which you submit in advance, and your performance in the at-interview assessment will be taken in to account. More detail about all of these elements can be found here.


Admissions and Interviews