Philosophy is the exploration of fundamental questions, considering topics like knowledge, ethics, politics, morality, logic, language and art. At Cambridge, Philosophy is taught at undergraduate level as a three year course.
In first year all modules are compulsory and are: Metaphysics, Ethics and Political Philosophy, Set Texts, Logic and General Paper. However, there is much more scope for choice in second and third year and a wider range of modules to choose from, such as Early Modern, Philosophy of Science, Experimental Psychology, Aesthetics and Mathematical Logic. It is this element of choice that makes studying Philosophy at Cambridge so exciting and it gives the autonomy to either develop niche philosophical interests or study a wide range of varied options.
The course is taught mostly through lectures and one-on-one supervisions, but there are also discussion groups that provide a great environment for lively debate and creative discussion.