Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance exhibition.

Black Atlantic


Bringing together collections from across the University’s museums, libraries and Colleges, Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance explores Cambridge's role in slavery and the people it affected.

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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

Cambridge remains most intensive science and technological cluster in the world.

News - Global innovation from Cambridge

Cambridge remains the most intensive science and technological cluster in the world – according to index ranking innovation around the globe.
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News - Should we suppress negative thoughts?

The commonly-held belief that attempting to suppress negative thoughts is bad for our mental health could be wrong, a new study from scientists at the University of Cambridge suggests.
Witchcraft accusations.

Features - Witchcraft accusations

Witchcraft accusations were an ‘occupational hazard’ for female workers in early modern England. The types of jobs open to women increased their risk of being accused.


Concerts, lectures, sports events, and more

Admissions - Foundation Year open evening - Wed 27 September

Discover the free and fully funded Foundation Year course in the arts, humanities and social sciences with our online open evening.

Exhibitions - Spitting Image: a controversial history - Sat 30 September to Sat 17 February

The exhibition explores the ongoing relevance of satire, the use of art to speak truth to power, and questions if mocking those who seek to rule really does make a difference.

Admissions - Postgraduate open days - Mon 23 October to Fri 3 November

Join us online for our Virtual Postgraduate Open Days and find out if Cambridge is the right place for your next step.

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