Because the Philosophy Faculty has close links with related departments such as Classics, History, and History and Philosophy of Science, students at Cambridge are able to take advantage of a wide range of specialised lectures and seminars.
A lot of teaching is done in lectures, but there are also classes for some subjects (e.g. first-year logic), and discussion groups in the first and second years.
Students are directed to read for a topic for their weekly supervision in College and write a substantial essay about it. Students then discuss the essay and the topic with the supervisor.