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Black British


The Black British Voices report reveals a divide on British pride. Only around half of Black Britons consider themselves at least somewhat “proud to be British”. The University’s Department of Sociology surveyed opinions and attitudes from 10,000 Black Britons on everyday issues.

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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

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News - Medieval murder maps

A project mapping medieval England’s known murder cases in London has now added Oxford and York. The research suggests that Oxford’s students were by far the most lethally violent in the 14th century.
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News - Smoking during pregnancy

It's known that smoking during pregnancy is not good for the baby, and this study shows it's potentially much worse than we thought. The risk of premature birth from smoking while pregnant is more than double previous estimates.
Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance exhibition.

Features - Black Atlantic uncovered

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.


Concerts, lectures, sports events, and more

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.

Exhibitions - University of Cambridge Jobs Fair - Wed 4 October

You've heard of us. But have you thought of working for us? We are opening our doors to talented people who want to learn more about working for the University, and the world of opportunities available.

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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