Stephen Cave, Director.

Ensuring technology

benefits humanity

Cambridge wants to make sure new technologies, like artificial intelligence, are used for the good of humankind. We are launching the Institute for Technology and Humanity. The Institute will study how new technology can benefit our world, and the existential risks it may bring.

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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 - Self-organising artificial intelligence

Cambridge scientists have shown that placing physical constraints on an artificially-intelligent system allows it to develop features of the brains of complex organisms in order to solve tasks.
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News - Transforming wood into seafood

Innovative aquaculture system turns waste wood into nutritious seafood. Researchers have developed the world’s first system of farming shipworms.
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Features - The cosmologist

Meet Hiranya Peiris, Cambridge's new Professor of Astrophysics (1909). She shares her love for high-risk high-reward research and her desire to supercharge collaboration.


Concerts, lectures, sports events, and more

Online - THIS.Space - Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 November

THIS Institute’s annual event, THIS.Space, brings together people from across healthcare to share learning on what works in healthcare improvement, what doesn’t, and why.

Exhibitions - Cambridge Botanic Lights - Friday 1 to Friday 22 December

Bringing the Garden to life after dark, these stunning light displays will highlight some of the Garden’s most beloved features. Join us for Cambridge University Botanic Garden’s first ever winter lights trail.

Exhibitions - Real families: stories of change - to Sun 7 January 2024

Family. It seems like such a simple, familiar concept. Yet the past 50 years have brought far-reaching changes to families. Visit the Fitzwilliam Museum to explore what family means.

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