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Postgraduate Admissions

Postgraduate Study

Cambridge is one of the finest research universities in the world, and home to some of the world's leading academics.

The postgraduate community at Cambridge is some 7,500 students strong. Its members are drawn from across the globe and work in a huge range of fields and disciplines, making it one of the most exciting and stimulating places to undertake postgraduate study. 

On these pages, you can explore what it is like to study as a postgraduate student in Cambridge, and particularly at Magdalene, and find out how to apply for a place on one of our postgraduate courses.


What Magdalene can offer

There are thirty-one colleges in the University of Cambridge, each with its own distinctive character. Find out here what it is like to be a postgraduate student at Magdalene and what facilities the College can offer for students undertaking advanced study and research.

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How to Apply

As well as being accepted by a University department, all postgraduate students also have to be a member of a College. You have the opportunity to indicate your preferred College as part of the application process.

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Fees and other costs

Find out how much it will cost to study as a postgraduate at Cambridge. In addition to course fees, you will need to budget for accommodation and other living costs. Details of what to expect can be found here.

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Scholarships and Bursaries

There are a variety of sources of funding for postgraduate students, both within the College or University, and through many external institutions. The College can also offer hardship funds and travel grants to support eligible students.

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Postgraduate Accommodation

We expect to be able to accommodate all our postgraduate students on or near the main College site in their first year. College accommodation is also available for many postgraduates in their second and third years.

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Postgraduate Study FAQs

The Academic Office is always happy to respond to any questions you may have. Answers to many of the most common questions we are asked about postgraduate study or postgraduate admissions can be found here.

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