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Postgraduate Study


Postgraduate applicants may wish to use AI tools as prompts for ideas or to assist in research when preparing their application.

Applicants should note that an over-reliance on AI carries risks.

  • It may generate false claims (‘hallucination’). If these are about your personal achievements, they will be treated like any other application fraud. Therefore, AI should not be used at all for writing personal statements and CVs.
  • It may produce poor quality output, weakening your chance of success. Therefore, we recommend that AI is only ever used to support completion of your own work.

The University of Cambridge is a signatory of the Russell Group statement on the use of AI in higher education. We recommend applicants consider wider issues of how AI relates to scholarship, ethics and the environment: AI and scholarship: a manifesto.