Dara McAnulty.

The naturalist

named for 2023 New Year Honours

Dara McAnulty, studying Natural Sciences, is an award-winning author and environmental campaigner. This year he was awarded a BEM for services to nature and the autistic community. Hear Dara's story

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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

Ashkenazi Jews.

News - Rare genetic disease may protect Ashkenazi Jews against tuberculosis

Scientists may have solved the question of why Ashkenazi Jews are more susceptible to rare genetic disorder, Gaucher disease. The answer may help settle the debate around if they are also more resistant to tuberculosis.
Sander van der Linden.

Features - Foolproof: a psychological vaccine against fake news

Prof Sander van der Linden outlines the threats to democracy and human safety posed by fake news. He takes us through his work to “inoculate” people against falling for misinformation.
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News - New form of ice is like a snapshot of liquid water

A collaboration between scientists at Cambridge and UCL has led to the discovery of a new form of ice. This ice more closely resembles liquid water than any other and raises questions on the very nature of liquid water.


Concerts, lectures, sports events, festivals and more

Admissions - Think Cambridge - to Thu 16 February

Thinking about University? Join our series of webinars to inspire Year 11 and 12 students to apply to Cambridge.

Lecture - Darwin College Lecture Series - to Friday 10 March 2023

This year's topic is Isolation. Join for a unique opportunity to hear experts in their field explore isolation from different angles, perspectives and disciplines.

Exhibitions - Looking forward to 2023 at the University Library

Spitting Image, Raymond Briggs and the Poet Laureate are among the highlights of the University Library's 2023 exhibition and events season.

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