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From willow

to bamboo

Cricket bats should be made from bamboo rather than traditional willow, say researchers from Cambridge’s Centre for Natural Material Innovation.

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Bamboo cricket bat prototype
Section of bamboo

Naked Mole Ravolt | Episode 1

Why Cambridge?

Find out why studying at Cambridge is for you

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

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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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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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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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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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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


Updates from across the University

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News - Royal Society announces election of new Fellows 2021

Cambridge scientists are among the new Fellows announced by the Royal Society.
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News - Ability of multi-drug resistant infection to evolve within cystic fibrosis patients highlights need for rapid treatment

Scientists have been able to track how a multi-drug resistant organism is able to evolve and spread widely among cystic fibrosis patients.
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Features - What is the future of artificial intelligence?

Our podcast Mind Over Chatter explores the future of artificial intelligence. Found in every aspect of our lives, what are AI's benefits and disbenefits?


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

Online - (Re)discovering the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial - 21 May

Curator Sue Brunning presents the burial from Sutton Hoo through the diary and photographs of Charles W Phillips, Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge.

Online - Really Popular Book Club: Wolf Hall with Dr Kelcey Wilson-Lee - 25 May

Discuss Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall with Dr Kelcey Wilson-Lee and the Really Popular Book Club, hosted by the University Library.

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

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