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"We're in it for

the long haul"

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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Remembering Chris Abell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, Professor of Biological Chemistry and Fellow of Christ’s College, who has died at the age of 62.
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News - ‘Mini-lungs’ reveal early stages of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Scientists hope to better understand how COVID-19 damages the lungs and find new ways to stop the infection spreading.

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PhD student and self-confessed comic addict Osarenkhoe Ogbeide talks about science and superheroes.


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Online - The Productivity Puzzle: 4 November

University Chancellor Lord Sainsbury will discuss how to speed up the UK’s economic growth with Prof Diane Coyle.

Online - Postgraduate virtual open days: 2-15 November

Find out about applying for postgraduate study and explore Cambridge virtually at our open days.

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Help us remix and retell the stories behind the University of Cambridge Museums' under-explored objects.

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