Jocelyn Bell at the testing array during her PhD

Journeys of

discovery

“On 28 November 1967, it came again, a string of pulses one-and-a third seconds apart”. This was not the work of Little Green Men. PhD student Jocelyn Bell had discovered pulsars.

The Postgraduate Application Process at Cambridge

Why Cambridge?

Find out why studying at Cambridge is for you

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Accommodation

For the duration of your course most students will live in a Cambridge College – somewhere to sleep, eat, learn and make lifelong friends. 

Read more about accommodation.

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Teaching

Small-group teaching and personalised learning are central to the renowned Cambridge supervision system.

Read more about how you will be taught.

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How the University works

31 Colleges, 150 Departments, 18 Faculties, six Schools and other institutions. Discover how the University works.

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Careers

90% of graduates were employed or in training six months after leaving (2015–17).

Learn more about our Careers Service's wide range of support.

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Living here

Cambridge offers the best of both worlds: a small-city environment with great transport connections by road, rail and air. Stansted Airport and central London are both less than an hour away by train.

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Funding

Three quarters of Masters students and a third of PhDs received internal or external funding in 2018/19. Learn more about our many funding opportunities.

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An international community

Cambridge is a global institution with postgraduate students from 145 countries. You will quickly settle in with the support we provide for international scholars.

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Accommodation

As a postgraduate student, you might live in a College or use our Accommodation Service to find somewhere that suits you. Find out more about postgraduate accommodation.

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Careers

Get one-to-one support and other resources from our professional Careers Service in addition to world-class employment prospects.

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Cambridge life

Student societies, sports, pubs, restaurants, shopping, museums, family venues – and London visits – all make up the Cambridge experience. Learn more about Cambridge life.

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The city of Cambridge

Famous for its architecture, history and intellectual atmosphere, our small city is just 45 minutes from London and a short hop by plane or train to Europe.

How to apply

Step-by-step guidance on the applications process

News

Updates from across the University

News - Cambridge commemorates tragic loss of former students in London Bridge Attack

Statements from University Vice-Chancellor and Learning Together Directors.
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Features - Set up for life

We know that what we eat and drink and how much we exercise can affect our health. But the risks of heart disease and diabetes can be programmed much earlier – even before we are born.

News - Read Horizons magazine

Fertility futures, polar research, nomadic herders, COVID-19 and 4,000 years of babymaking (the brief version). Download the latest issue now.

Events

World-class concerts, lectures, sports events, festivals and more

Online - Twelve days of winter wildlife: 1-12 December

From hedgehogs to starlings and hibernating insects, celebrate winter wildlife with the Museum of Zoology.

Online - Alfred Wallis rediscovered

Kettle’s Yard shines new light on innovative artist Alfred Wallis.

Online - Wellness wanders

Enjoy the latest seasonal sights on a virtual walk around Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

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