Psychology, Philosophy & Linguistics (PPL)

The joint honours PPL course allows students to follow a bipartite degree (Psychology/Philosophy, Psychology/Linguistics or Philosophy/Linguistics) or, subject to their college's approval, a tripartite degree (Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics).

For courses including Psychology it is highly recommended for candidates to have studied at least one science of Mathematics to A-Level or equivalent. For courses including Linguistics it is helpful for candidates to have studied English Language, Mathematics, a science or another language. Other than that, PPL students come from backgrounds in both the arts and the sciences. Offers of places are based on A*AA at A-Level or an equivalent qualification.

The selection process involves an interview at Pembroke as well as at a second college for shortlisted candidates, providing an opportunity to talk about the subject. Candidates are not expected to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of PPL. As in most colleges, however, they are likely to be asked to think about the experimental problems often encountered in psychology and other disciplines.