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One man, three companies, tens of thousands of lives... Steve Jackson on serial entrepreneurship and turning research breakthroughs into new treatments for cancer and Alzheimer’s.

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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 - 'Impact map' launched to showcase the University's global research

From the Arctic to Zambia, explore how research carried out by Cambridge and its partners is having a positive impact around the world.
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News - How the Saka people of the Great Steppe made history and great art

A once in a lifetime exhibition of Iron Age treasures recently discovered in East Kazakhstan transforms our understanding of an extraordinary civilisation.
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News - Finding the words to challenge the system

Discover Letters to Gil, PhD student Malik Al Nasir's memoir describing his experiences of growing up within the care system in 1970s Liverpool and the chance meeting that changed the course of his life.


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

Exhibitions - Maud Sulter: The Centre of the Frame - to 2 Jan 2022

Discover the work of Scottish-Ghanaian artist Maud Sulter at New Hall Art Collection's exhibition drawn from public and private loans from across the UK.

Panel discussion - This too, is Cambridge - 22 Oct

For Black History Month, the Race Equality Network hosts a special panel discussion centred on the Black staff experience at the University.

Online - Andrew Chamblin Memorial Lecture - 3 Nov

Join Professor Andrea Ghez, 2020 Nobel Laureate in Physics, to learn about new developments in the study of supermassive black holes.

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