Many of the courses offered by Peterhouse and the University require applicants to take a short written assessment, either in advance of interview (15-19th October) or at the time of interview in December.

Details on the structure of the assessments in each subject, including specimen questions and specifications of what may be covered, can be found on the University website. As far as possible, these assessments are designed to be tests of aptitude, not of prior knowledge - e.g. prospective historians will be asked to analyse sources, not recall dates. However for some subjects, particularly in the sciences, some prior knowledge will be required and this is detailed in the relevant specification for each subject. The knowledge required will generally correspond to UK GCSE or AS level material.

Please note that applicants for Mathematics and Music will not have to take additional assessments aside from anything set by the College.