University of Cambridge

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
We are one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Cambridge comprises 31 Colleges and over 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions.
  • #4 Ranking
  • 113 Masters
  • 18000 Students

About

We are one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Cambridge comprises 31 Colleges and over 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions.

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges.

The Colleges

A college is where students live, eat and socialise. It is also the place where students receive small group teaching sessions, known as supervisions.

Each college is an independent institution with its own property and income. The colleges appoint their own staff and are responsible for selecting students, in accordance with University regulations. The teaching of students is shared between the Colleges and University departments. Degrees are awarded by the University.

Cambridge University Press publishes the finest academic and educational writing from around the world and is dedicated to advancing knowledge, education, learning and research. Since publishing its first work in 1584, Cambridge now publishes over 2500 titles and 200 journals every year

Cambridge Assessment is Europe´s largest assessment agency and plays a highly influential role in the research and development of school examinations in the UK and around the world. Through its three examination boards it delivers mainstream qualifications to over 8 million candidates a year.

In Cambridge, we are committed to achieving excellence in research and scholarship, and to ensuring that our research contributes to the well-being of society. We seek to provide a creative and supportive environment in which ideas are generated and can flourish. The excellence and diversity of our research across the Schools of Arts & Humanities, Humanities & Social Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Technology, Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences, and our role as one of the founder members of the Cambridge Network, means that in addition to our achievements in fundamental research, we are also well-positioned to make significant contributions to the global innovation agenda and, by conveying the implications of our research, to contribute to the formulation of policy.

In addition to the activities ongoing within the six Schools, we have identified a number of Strategic Initiatives & Networks which build on the existing research base in Cambridge to tackle research challenges that can only be addressed by multi-disciplinary teams of researchers. Our aim is to provide academic leadership in these areas and to develop strategic partnerships with academe and industry around the world to advance research, and the impact of that research, in these fields.

Research

In Cambridge, we are committed to achieving excellence in research and scholarship, and to ensuring that our research contributes to the well-being of society. We seek to provide a creative and supportive environment in which ideas are generated and can flourish. The excellence and diversity of our research across the Schools of Arts & Humanities, Humanities & Social Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Technology, Physical Sciences and Biological Sciences, and our role as one of the founder members of the Cambridge Network, means that in addition to our achievements in fundamental research, we are also well-positioned to make significant contributions to the global innovation agenda and, by conveying the implications of our research, to contribute to the formulation of policy.

In addition to the activities ongoing within the six Schools, we have identified a number of Strategic Initiatives & Networks which build on the existing research base in Cambridge to tackle research challenges that can only be addressed by multi-disciplinary teams of researchers. Our aim is to provide academic leadership in these areas and to develop strategic partnerships with academe and industry around the world to advance research, and the impact of that research, in these fields.

Master's Programmes

Law (3)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Journalism & Media (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Cambridge!

Services

Cambridge is a small city about 50 minutes north of London on the train. Students account for about a fifth of the citys population (there are over 22,000 here) and are a significant and important part of the community. As a result Cambridge is a great place to be a student.

Cambridge combines and embraces the old and the new. You're surrounded by (and living and studying in) historic architecture as well as modern buildings and shopping centres. It has the charm and welcoming feel of a small town but also the variety and energy of a larger city.

It's small in size so it's easy to get around and you quickly start to feel at home here. However you like to spend your time, there's always something to keep you entertained whether that's having coffee with friends, going punting, catching a film, having a night out, or getting involved in clubs and societies.

If you want to escape and explore further afield, there's even more to discover:

  • take one of the walking or cycling routes from the city centre to nearby villages
  • visit Ely Cathedral or one of the local National Trust properties, such as Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve
  • have a go at karting, a high-wire obstacle course, or skydiving in a wind tunnel
  • play in the snow on a real snow slope

Entertainment

Cambridge certainly likes to keep its residents and students entertained. There are four theatres, three cinemas, and two major entertainment venues The Junction and The Corn Exchange (offering varied programmes including comedy, drama, dance, concerts and club nights) plus numerous other events and festivals.

Live music is a big part of life in Cambridge, as well as in the University. Every musical taste is catered for and ranges from buskers in the street, to gigs in pubs and classical concerts, to big-name acts. Amongst many others, Plan B, Professor Green, Fun Lovin' Criminals, The Go! Team, Seth Lakeman, Klaxons, Ellie Goulding, Diana Vickers, the English Symphony Orchestra, Pendulum, Mumford and Sons, and Motörhead have all performed in Cambridge during the last year. Cambridge also plays host to a world famous Folk Festival and an upandcoming Rock Festival.

Pubs, clubs and restaurants

Cambridge is well known for its great range of pubs â there are around 120 to choose from even before you start to count the dozens of College and University bars! There are several clubs in the city as well, and most have student nights with cheap entry and offers.

Theres also a great selection of places to eat; something for any mood, palate, occasion and price range. Better still, the student card youll receive when you start at Cambridge will get you discounts and special deals at numerous restaurants and cafés.

Shopping

Within Cambridges four shopping centres and the city centre streets, most high street names are represented, as well as lots of independent shops and boutiques. The daily market on Market Square sells everything from jewellery and vintage clothes to bread and fruit; and at the weekend there are also farmers', and arts and crafts markets. Perhaps the most exciting and diverse shopping can be done on Mill Road, where you can find just about anything, from just about anywhere in the world, all on one street!

Student Life

University life is not just about working hard; itís also about meeting new people, developing your interests and expanding your horizons, and Cambridge is the perfect place to do this.

The Global Study Awards

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

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