Buraq Ahmed

Overcoming

challenges

As part of Refugee Week, Fitzwilliam College medical student Buraq Ahmed shares how his experiences have shaped him – and what it’s like to start university during a global pandemic.

Journeys of Discovery: Rapid genome sequencing

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. 

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Teaching

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

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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).

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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

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News - The power of touch

As a major Fitzwilliam Museum exhibition explores human touch through 4,000 years of art, Cambridge researchers explain why this sense is so important in their own work.
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News - How mass testing helped limit the spread of COVID-19 at Cambridge

Innovative approach shows how higher education institutions can re-open safely
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News - Teenagers at greatest risk of self-harming could be identified almost a decade earlier

Researchers have identified two subgroups of adolescents who self-harm and have shown that it is possible to predict those individuals at greatest risk almost a decade before they begin self-harming.

Events

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

Online - How COVID-19 changed the world - 28 Jun

Dr Charlotte Summers, who led the critical care response to COVID-19 at Addenbrooke's Hospital, shares her scientific journey for the 2021 WiSETI lecture.

Online - Opening the book of (plant) life - 11 Jul

Join Dr Lauren Gardiner, Curator of the Cambridge University Herbarium, to find out how the fascinating records held by collections like the Herbarium are used.

Online - Wellness wanders

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

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