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The search for

climate justice

A Cambridge professor has worked with law students from the South Pacific to seek climate justice for Vanuatu. They're taking the issue of global warming to the International Court of Justice.

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

Cambridge University Men and Women's Boat Race Crews celebrate their wins

News - Cambridge dominates a weekend of varsity sport

Light Blue victories at both the Varsity Rugby Match and The Boat Race.
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Features - 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.
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

Exhibitions - Egg-cellent penguins museum trail - Sat 1 to 15 April

Pick up our Egg-cellent Penguins trail at the Polar Museum this Easter break. Using ultraviolet light torches, find hidden clues to lead you to the penguin that has your egg.

Admissions - Discover Master’s and PhD study at Cambridge - Mon 17 to Fri 21 April

Join this webinar series to get practical information about applying to postgraduate courses. There will be live Q&A sessions with academics, current students and admissions staff.

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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