Richard Watson

Defining the


"There is a thirst right now for changing how the world works." Find out why Futurist-in-Residence Richard Watson believes thinking about a ‘preferred’ future is a good thing.

The Stephen Hawking Archive

Why Cambridge?

Find out why studying at Cambridge is for you

A student using a laptop


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.

Students with papers


Small-group teaching and personalised learning are central to the renowned Cambridge supervision system.

Read more about how you will be taught.

A student looking through a microscope

How the University works

31 Colleges, 150 Departments, 18 Faculties, six Schools and other institutions. Discover how the University works.

Two students in medical gowns smiling


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.

Two students walking across cobbles

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.

Three students chatting with a text book


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.

Three students chatting and laughing

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.

Four students playing table football


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.

A student with scientific equipment and a laptop


Get one-to-one support and other resources from our professional Careers Service in addition to world-class employment prospects.

Students chatting and laughing

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.

Students walking down a street

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

News - Fashion for pointy shoes in medieval Britain unleashed a plague of bunions

Archaeological research reveals the relationship between the vogue for 'poulaine' shoes and foot deformity in the 14th century.
Poster for Asymptomatic Screening Programme

News - How mass testing helped limit the spread of COVID-19 at Cambridge

Innovative approach shows how higher education institutions can re-open safely

News - ‘Vegan spider silk’ provides sustainable alternative to single-use plastics

Researchers have created a plant-based, sustainable, scalable material that could replace single-use plastics in many consumer products.


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

Online - Catastrophe & systemic change - 15 Jun

Former Grenfell Tower resident, Gill Kernick, discusses her new book on learning from past disasters and calls for systemic change.

Online - Healthy eating: what makes it so hard? - 21 Jun

Explore the reasons for poor dietary choices with our panel of four leading experts in behavioural psychology, genetics and public policy.

Online - Wellness wanders

Enjoy the latest seasonal sights on a virtual walk around Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

Follow us