University of Cambridge

Postgraduate Study

  • The University of Cambridge offers postgraduate study across a very wide range of disciplines, and offers academic and pastoral support that comes with membership of college communities.
  • As a post-graduate student at the University of Cambridge, you will be working with academic staff who are leaders in their fields; academics who are committed to seeing you succeed and will help you to develop your ideas, knowledge and understanding.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

The 7,285 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 87%
  • Part Time 13%

Domicile

  • UK 46%
  • EU 19%
  • Other 36%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Social studies 666 239 905
Education 452 452 904
Biological sciences 857 7 864
Engineering & technology 720 113 833
Physical sciences 725 23 748
Historical & philosophical studies 549 25 574
Business & administrative studies 40 513 553
Languages 478 0 478
Subjects allied to medicine 368 14 382
Mathematical sciences 140 176 316
Architecture, building & planning 110 131 241
Law 59 153 212
Computer science 89 45 134
Creative arts & design 49 28 77
Medicine & dentistry 46 0 46
Agriculture & related subjects 15 0 15
Mass communications & documentation 4 0 4
Veterinary science 1 0 1

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £16,000
Mixed -
Laboratory £11,000
Clinical -