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Beethoven's DNA

reveals health clues

Ludwig van Beethoven's health and cause of death have been greatly debated, but without the benefit of genetic research. Now, Beethoven’s genome has been sequenced for the first time in a study led by Cambridge.

Our impact on the UK economy

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 - Increasing access to rowing

With The Boat Race mere days away, we explore how the rowing community is working to increase and diversify access to this iconic sport.
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News - Celebrating the women of Cambridge

To mark Women's History Month, the University is delighted to shine a light on some of the incredible women living and working here at Cambridge.
Examples of where University of Cambridge makes an impact.

News - Discover our economic impact

The University contributes nearly £30 billion to the economy annually and supports more than 86,000 jobs across the UK.


Concerts, lectures, sports events, festivals and more

Festival - How can we improve our food security - Mon 27 March

The war in Ukraine and climate disasters have focused people’s minds on issues of food security. Can researchers help to address the practical and political problems and what does history teach us?

Festival - Solving complex problems with workarounds - Tue 28 March

The most valuable lessons about problem-solving can be learned from the scrappiest, poorest groups. Professor Jaideep Prabhu shares insight into achieving massive wins with minimal resources.

Admissions - Subject Masterclasses - to Tue 25 April

A chance for you to experience undergraduate teaching at the University of Cambridge. Join us at our Subject Masterclasses for students looking to apply in October 2023.

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