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Postgraduate Admissions


The University of Cambridge offers over 300 postgraduate courses. The following directories are available to help you find your course or studentship, explore information about your department and understand more about the qualification you will be awarded.

Course Directory

The Course Directory has information about all courses administered by the Postgraduate Admissions Office. This is also where you can read more about the application process. There is a ‘Filter Courses’ search function where you can enter a subject or other key word(s) to find any course(s) which might interest you.

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Funded Studentships

Funded Studentships are a type of academic scholarship which can be highly competitive. Studentships can often guarantee doctoral students either a partially or fully-funded place on an established PhD project. Different studentships become available throughout the year so it is best to regularly check which studentships are currently open for application.

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Department Directory

As a postgraduate student here at Cambridge, you will belong to one of the University's faculties, departments or affiliated institutions. They will provide all of your teaching and supervisions as well as facilities for research. If you would like more information or have any questions about course content, it is best to contact your department of faculty directly. 

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Qualifications Directory

The University offers 21 different postgraduate qualifications. The Qualification Directory has information on what studying for each qualification entails including; if it is taught or research-based, term information, and how the qualification is assessed. 

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My course allowed me to explore a range of research areas before choosing my PhD topic. I love the enthusiasm of the people I work with here. I'm surrounded by experts and people who are always interested in hearing about new research.

Aoife, EPSRC CDT in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NanoDTC)