The most important decision you will make in your University career is which course you will study. It's important that you choose a course that suits you.
There are a number of courses available at Cambridge, and it can be difficult to choose which course will suit you best, but we're here to help! The BeCambridge website gives advice on how to choose a course based on your interests and talents. Once you've got an idea of the course(s) you're interested in, we recommend browsing our courses pages to give yourself an idea of the course content and entrance requirements or to come along to an Open Day to chat to Fellows, Directors of Studies and current students.
These course pages contain information specific to the subjects offered by Peterhouse, including commentary on course structure, teaching methods and Directors of Studies, as well as notes on admissions procedures and entrance requirements. Entrance requirements give the typical offers for A level students and the corresponding information for other qualifications in provided on the University website. Whilst most offers are at the typical level, all offers are set individually on a case-by-case basis taking a holistic view of an applicant's background, ability and predicted potential. We aim to make our entrance criteria transparent and we're not looking for more than stated on this website and there aren't any 'secret' requirements. However if you are unsure or have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with the Admissions Team.
Cambridge is a collegiate university, which means that all students are members of both a College and the University in addition to a Department or Faculty. The University and the Departments set course content, lectures, classes, practicals and exams. This means that for some subjects the University has certain entry requirements, and each College may have some additional requirements. You can find further information about this on the course pages listed here, on our Applying to Peterhouse pages, and on the University’s website. Your Director of Studies (typically a Fellow of your College) is responsible for arranging your ‘supervisions’ and providing more general guidance on academic matters. Beyond this, your College is your home within the university, where you will do the majority of your eating, sleeping and socialising.
It's worth noting at this stage that there are some courses offered by Cambridge that are not available at Peterhouse. These are: Education; Geography; Land Economy; Psychological and Behavioural Sciences; and Veterinary Medicine.