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Postgraduate Study


The University of Cambridge offers a world-leading postgraduate education. With a global outlook and reach, our mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence.

No 2 in the QS World University Rankings 2023, the highest rated institution in the UK.

No 2 in the Complete and Guardian University Guides 2022.

93% of Cambridge research has been recognsed as 'world-leading' or 'internationally-excellent' (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

Top 10 One of the top ten universities most often targeted by Britain’s leading graduate employers (The Graduate Market 2023).

Top 10 for academic and employer reputation (QS World University Rankings 2022).

140+ countries represented among undergraduate and postgraduate students.

121 affiliates of the University have been awarded the Nobel Prize since 1904.

With over 300 postgraduate courses on offer at Cambridge spanning 21 types of qualification, including taught and research opportunities across an incredibly broad range of academic disciplines, you can choose a course combining your subject and research interests.

The facilities and support available at the University are wide ranging. There are more than 100 libraries across the collegiate university, nine specialist museums, as well as extensive welfare services – all of which will help you to make the most of your time at Cambridge.

Cambridge are able to take full advantage of the clubs and societies on offer at the University, and our postgraduate students get involved in all aspects of student life beyond their academic studies. We have hundreds of student groups, clubs and societies relating to community and charity, drama, media, music, politics and so much more. The sports scene at Cambridge is extensive too. More than 80 sports are offered here, including team games, water sports, martial arts, racket sports and extreme sports.

These academic and extra-curricular opportunities help to ensure that Cambridge graduates are highly employable – many of our postgraduate students go on to further study, as well as careers across many industries and sectors, including academia.

Student Perspectives

I chose to apply to the University of Cambridge because of the quality of research, the academic environment, and the range of extra-curricular activities.

Raghd, PhD in Biological Sciences