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Consistently ranked among the top 5 universities worldwide, the University of Cambridge offers a world leading postgraduate education. With a global outlook and reach, the University of Cambridge’s mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. It is this passion and enthusiasm for study and research that we look for in those seeking postgraduate study at Cambridge.
For over 800 years, the University of Cambridge has cemented its reputation for major advances in theories and knowledge, from Sir Isaac Newton’s speed of sound experiment, to the Keynesian Revolution on managing economies, to Professor Stephen Hawking’s revelatory research into black holes. More recently, Cambridge-led gene therapy trials are helping to improve the treatment of Parkinson’s, the Cambridge-conceived Raspberry Pi is inspiring the next generation of computer programmers, and the MEITS project, led by Cambridge’s Professor Ayres-Bennett, is currently examining the health and social benefits of multilingualism for societies today. Across all academic disciplines, Cambridge postgraduate students are able to benefit from studying in this innovative, progressive, and outward-looking research environment with strong industry links.
With over 300 postgraduate courses available across an incredibly broad range of academic disciplines, a wide range of taught and research opportunities are available. Teaching and studying for these courses takes place in the world-renowned facilities of the University’s departments and faculties.
As a postgraduate student at Cambridge, you will receive close individual support in your field. Your department or faculty will assign you a personal supervisor whose role is to guide your programme of study or research. It is this blend of academic challenge and support within a caring and encouraging environment that makes postgraduate study at Cambridge an intellectually rewarding experience.
To find out more about our postgraduate courses, requirements and application and funding deadlines, click here.
The University of Cambridge is home to around 22,000 students, of whom approximately 10,000 are postgraduate students. We are proud of our diverse postgraduate community, with students coming from more than 140 different countries around the globe.
Every postgraduate student is also a member of one of the 31 Cambridge Colleges. The Colleges provide an inclusive, interdisciplinary, supportive and social community for postgraduate students. Watch this short video to learn more about the Cambridge College experience.
There are many funding opportunities at Cambridge from a wide variety of sources including the Cambridge Trust, Gates Cambridge, Colleges, Departments, Research Councils and central University funds. Our annual Graduate Funding Competition co-ordinates some of these funding opportunities as part of the application process.
Click here to find out more information on funding your postgraduate study at Cambridge.
“My time as a PhD student at Cambridge was personally rewarding and career-defining. What I learned then has stayed with me, and served me well, ever since.”
- Professor Stephen Toope, Vice Chancellor, University of Cambridge
Cambridge University Department of Engineering is the largest department in the University, representing approximately 10% of the University's activities.
The department is by the majority of common metrics, and is one of Europe's largest integrated engineering departments. It achieves the highest standards in both research and teaching. Its international reputation attracts the best students, academics, sponsors and partners from around the world and is regularly ranked in the top four engineering departments in the world and the best outside the USA.
The University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership is a Department of the University which sits within the School of Technology. CPSL’s expertise lies in convening groups of leaders to help them understand and respond to the most significant challenges facing their organisations and the world today.
CPSL runs accredited University degrees and Executive Education programmes. The Executive Education programmes provide a structured introduction to the scale and urgency of the most significant social and environmental trends, and their implications for business today and the economies of the future. Of these programmes, our open courses enable business leaders to engage with peers from other sectors, and from NGOs and the policy community. Our customised programmes provide a focused opportunity to deepen the conversation amongst colleagues and to examine strategic priorities for the organisation. And our Master’s level accredited programmes offer participants the time to reflect on these issues and to test new ideas back in the workplace.
With over 20 years of experience, CPSL now has an alumni of more than 4,000 leaders who have participated in our activities. Alumni are invited to join the Cambridge Sustainability Network, which provides an source of resources and networking opportunities to generate new ideas and continue their learning