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Every experiment

is a discovery

Find out how neurobiologist Madeline Lancaster’s 'failed' experiment has revolutionised our ability to study the early stages of brain development.

‘Vegetarian’ giant tortoise filmed attacking and eating seabird

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 - Cambridge researchers elected Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Professors Rachel Oliver, Holger Babinsky, Andrea Ferrari and Rob Miller are among the leading figures in engineering and technology elected as Fellows.
Washington DC

News - Rates of infectious disease linked to authoritarian attitudes and governance

Researchers argue that a desire for “conformity and obedience” as a result of COVID-19 could boost authoritarianism in the wake of the pandemic.
Professor Stephen J Toope

News - Statement about the Vice-Chancellor

Professor Stephen J Toope has notified the University Council of his decision to complete his term as the University of Cambridge’s Vice-Chancellor at the end of September 2022, after five years in office.


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

Online - The House at Riverton - 28 Sep

Cambridge University Library's online book club returns this September with a perfect summer read.

Festival - Outdoor Film Festival - 13 Oct

A screening of short films and animations, organised by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities in celebration of the centre's 20th anniversary.

Exhibitions - Gold of The Great Steppe - to 30 Jan 2022

See extraordinary archaeological finds discovered in the last three years by Kazakh archaeologists. Exhibition

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