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University of Cambridge

Postgraduate Student Statistics

7,610 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 85%
  • Part Time 15%

Domicile

  • UK 46%
  • EU 20%
  • Other 34%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 365 580 950
Biological Sciences 775 50 825
Business & Management Studies 55 515 575
General Engineering 495 25 520
Physics & Astronomy 350 25 375
History 345 0 345
Mathematics 120 185 305
Economics 80 210 290
Anatomy & Physiology 280 10 290
Law 55 190 245
Chemistry 235 0 235
Sociology 205 0 205
Anthropology 190 0 190
Politics 140 0 140
Chemical Engineering 95 40 135
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 50 70 120
English 115 0 115
Psychology 105 0 105
Materials Technology 95 5 100
Archaeology 60 35 95
Architecture 40 50 95
Geography & Environmental Science 70 20 90
Computer Science 55 30 85
Theology & Religious Studies 85 0 85
Classics & Ancient History 80 0 80
Medicine 40 30 70
Philosophy 70 0 70
Music 50 10 60
Accounting & Finance 5 50 55
Linguistics 50 0 50
Librarianship & Information Management 30 15 45
History of Art, Architecture & Design 45 5 45
Civil Engineering 20 20 35
Medical Technology 35 0 35
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 15 20 35
American Studies 30 0 30
Geology 25 0 25
Creative Writing 0 25 25
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 15 10 25
Social Policy 0 20 20
Agriculture & Forestry 15 0 15
Celtic Studies 15 0 15
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 15 0 15
French 15 0 15
East & South Asian Studies 15 0 15
German 10 0 10
Iberian Languages 10 0 10
Mechanical Engineering 10 0 10
Russian & East European Languages 10 0 10
Italian 10 0 10
Communication & Media Studies 10 0 10
Building 10 0 10
Middle Eastern & African Studies 5 0 5
Veterinary Medicine 5 0 5
Land & Property Management 5 0 5
Food Science 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 16,200
Mixed -
Laboratory 11,200
Clinical 12,000
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • Many full-time postgraduate students will be housed by their colleges, sometimes in graduate hostels or purpose-built flats.