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Faculty of Philosophy


Tripos Course Infomation

Current undergraduate students in the Faculty of Philosophy will find information about their degree programmes on these pages.


Academic Key Contacts

  • Sophie Dandelet, Undergraduate Co-ordinator is here for any teaching concerns you may have.
  • For queries about specific Papers, please contact the relevant Paper Co-ordinator; a list can be found here: Paper Co-ordinators

Faculty Office Contacts - For general administrative or timetable queries, and day to day help and support.

  • Ellen Hammersley is your senior administrative assistant and will be communicating with you regarding your assessments, special requirements and other matters.
  • Joanne Wells is your administrative assistant and will be looking after your timetable needs and queries.
  • Please email us or visit us in room 313 (3rd floor of the RFB).
  • The Faculty we have plenty of space for you to meet and have tea or coffee between lectures.


Student Handbook

  • The Student Handbook contains useful information about studying philosophy in Cambridge. 

Structure of the Tripos

Lectures and Teaching 

  • The Lecture List outlines all the philosophy lectures for the coming year, in a downloadable PDF. The University Timetable allows you to construct your own online timetable. 
  • University teaching – lectures, seminars, discussion groups and logic classes - will happen in person. Lecturers will be informing you if they will be recording any part of lectures this is NOT completed as standard. See the Policy and Guidance on Recording Lectures for more information.

  • If you have special educational needs and your Student Support Document (SSD) recommends that you be permitted to record, then you have a right to a recording that is appropriate for your needs (for instance, some lecturers may by default make audio recordings. The University Disability Resource Centre and the Faculty Office should make this known to your instructors, but you should also always feel free to raise any requirements you may have directly with the instructor of a course or to ask your DoS to do so. Please note, that all recordings remain subject to University rules. Information on support offered to students is available on the DRC’s website: Disability Services

Reading Lists

  • Reading lists, discussion group readings, and handouts for your lectures may be located on the relevant papers Moodle page or the academics website. Online, Word and PDF versions of the Faculty reading lists can also be accessed via the Faculty website (Raven login required). 
  • Every “Paper” (i.e. module) has a specially dedicated course page on Moodle (e.g. “Part IA Paper 1 - Metaphysics”). All students at Part IA (i.e. first years) will be automatically enrolled on the Moodle pages for their Papers. All students at Parts IB and II (i.e. second and third years) must “self-enrol” for their Papers; each of these students will be eligible to enrol on the Moodle pages for any of the Papers for their year group. If you’re still deciding which Papers to take, then enrol on all the relevant Moodle pages, to begin with; you can unenroll later. Enrolling for your courses also allows instructors to message you with important course updates through the Moodle messaging function.


  • Specific exam and assessment information will be published here throughout the year. 
  • You may also find it useful to familiarise yourself with the official Marking Criteria used by the faculty. 
  • Key Dates and Deadlines

College Supervisions

Student Representation and Feedback

Student Support Links 

The following links may be useful in helping you navigate your studies within the Philosophy Tripos. 


Can I take part in teaching for a course, even if I’m not sitting the exam for that Paper?

The short answer is ‘yes’, you can be added to the Moodle page for that course, and access course materials and lecture recordings in that way. You may in addition be able to attend lectures in-person. We ask that you hold off from attending in-person teaching for courses you are not actually taking until the instructor has had the chance to see that there is physical space for you to do so, and you have received permission from them.

The Casimir Lewy Library

Please see the Casimir Lewy Library webpages for further information about the spaces, services, collections and support on offer from your Faculty Library.

Please don't hesitate to contact the the Library team if you have any questions or need any help at all accessing the things you need for your learning and research and they will be very happy to help. 

For a summary of what other Cambridge University Libraries have to offer, see University Library website.