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Plants under

the microscope

Humans have been making use of plants for thousands of years. But we’ve barely scratched the surface of their potential as green factories for new chemicals and materials. Find out how work at the University’s Sainsbury Laboratory is helping to advance this quest.

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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. 

Read more about accommodation.

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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 - University launches enhanced bursary scheme

A new enhanced bursary scheme is being launched by the University of Cambridge to support undergraduate students facing financial pressures.
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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 - Slamming political rivals may be the most effective way to go viral

Study of tweets and Facebook posts from US media and politicians shows divisive posts dunking on opponents drive engagement on social platforms.


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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