Examples of where University of Cambridge makes an impact.

Our impact

on the UK economy

The University contributes nearly £30 billion to the economy annually and supports more than 86,000 jobs across the UK. Discover our economic impact

Opinion: The Ukraine invasion one year on – with Dr Rory Finnin

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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Features - Let's get fixable

From toasters that won’t pop to farmers hacking their own tractors, we ask why the right to repair is important for people and for the planet.
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News - CUAFC football teams get recycled kit

The men’s and women’s teams will tackle their annual Varsity matches in recycled football kits. The sustainable kits are made from 2,500 plastic bottles.
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News - Remarkable squirting mussels

Cambridge researchers have observed a highly unusual behaviour in an endangered freshwater mussel. This behaviour has never been seen in any other mussel species and has been caught on film for you to see.


Concerts, lectures, sports events, festivals and more

Online - Is populism destroying the media - Mon 20 March

Is populism affecting how and what journalists write? How can we ensure reporters don’t self censor in an age where accurate information is vital? Explore this with Emily Maitlis and Ayala Panievsky at the Cambridge Festival.

Festival - Scientists in the wild: Galápagos - Sat 25 March

Join marine biologist Dr Helen Scales as she takes us on an adventure to the unique Galápagos islands in her brand-new book. Learn about the incredible wildlife and the scientists' efforts to protect it for the future.

Admissions - Subject Masterclasses - Sat 11 March to Tue 25 April

A chance for you to experience undergraduate teaching at the University of Cambridge. Join us at our Subject Masterclasses for students looking to apply in October 2023.

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