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University of Cambridge

The United Kingdom is one of the most popular higher education destinations for international students. Students from all over the world travel to the UK every year with hopes of getting a degree from reputed universities. The UK is known for top universities in the world such as University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, King’s College, Imperial College, London School of Economics, University of Manchester to name a few. These universities are accepted internationally by governments as well as employers.

In this article, we will explore the University of Cambridge and deep dive into the various courses offered. The University of Cambridge is a collegiate research university in UK. Founded in 1209 and granted a royal charter by Henry III in 1231, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world.

The University is a confederation of Schools, Faculties, Departments and Colleges. There are about 31 autonomous colleges and each College has its own internal procedures. They select their own students, subject to University regulations, and most admit both undergraduate and postgraduate students. There are 6 Schools and each form an administrative grouping of Faculties and other institutions. They are – Arts & Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities & Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Technology.

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This university offers 30 undergraduate courses covering more than 65 subject areas. Appended is the list of subjects for your ready reference. To view detailed information on each of the course, please click here.

Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic Foundation Year in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (pre-degree course) Manufacturing Engineering (Part II course)
Archaeology Geography Mathematics
Architecture History Medicine
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies History and Modern Languages Medicine (Graduate Course)
Chemical Engineering History and Politics Modern and Medieval Languages
Classics History of Art Music
Computer Science Human, Social, and Political Sciences Natural Sciences
Economics Land Economy Philosophy
Education Law Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
Engineering Linguistics Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion
English Management Studies (Part II course) Veterinary Medicine

Things to keep in mind while applying for undergraduate courses in the University of Cambridge.

Applicants are required to submit an application to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) within the deadline

Post this, you will receive an email from the university directing you towards completing the Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ)

In addition to a UCAS application, students applying from outside the United Kingdom/European Union, and/or who wish to be considered for an Organ scholarship or an overseas interview, he/she must submit a Cambridge Online Preliminary Application (COPA). Once you have submitted a COPA, you will receive a COPA reference number, which you should enter in the SAQ

The next level is the interview. Students with high chances of being admitted are called for interviews. You need to be proficient in English. The qualifications considered to test your skill are:

IELTS Academic – normally a minimum overall grade of 7.5, usually with 7.0 or above in each element.

TOEFL Internet Based Test (IBT) – normally a minimum overall score of 110, with 25 or above in each element.

Most applicants are required to take a subject-specific written admission assessment, either pre-interview or during the interview.


The various levels available in post graduate courses are Master’s, Diploma, Doctoral and Certificate/Award. Some of the Master’s degree courses are as follows:

Course Duration
Advanced Chemical Engineering 11 months full-time
Advanced Computer Science 9 months full-time
Applied Mathematics 9 months full-time
Archaeological Science 11 months full-time
Biological Science (Biochemistry) 12 months full-time

2 year part-time

Biological Science (Pathology) 12 months full-time

2 years part-time

Biological Science (Physiology, Development and Neuroscience) 12 months full-time
Biotechnology 11 months full-time
Business Administration 12 months full-time
Business Administration, Executive 20 months part-time
Chemistry 12 months full-time
Construction Engineering 2 years part-time
Criminology 9 months full-time
Economic and Social History 11 months full-time
Economics 11 months full-time
Finance 9 months full-time
Finance and Economics 11 months full-time

Some of the Diploma courses offered by this university are:

Course Duration
Educational Studies: Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling 12 months part-time
Economics 9 months full-time
Genomic Medicine 2 years part-time
Science Communication 24 months part-time
Sustainable Business 18 months – 3 years part-time
Healthcare Data: Informatics, Innovation, and Commercialization 1years part-time
Advanced Diploma in Research Theory and Practice in English (Engineering) 9 months full-time
Advanced Diploma in Research Theory and Practice in English (Business Management) 9 months full-time
Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion 9 months full-time

Some of the Doctoral courses offered by the University of Cambridge are:

Course Duration
Aerosols Science 3-4 years full-time
Application of Artificial Intelligence to the study of Environmental Risks 1+3 years full-time
Archaeology 3-4 years full-time
Architecture 3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Biochemistry 3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Biological Science 3-4 years full-time
Biostatistics 3-4 years full-time
Chemical Engineering 3-4 years full-time
Chemistry 3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Computer Science 3-4 years full-time
Criminology 3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Engineering 3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

English 3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Film and Screen Studies 3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

The above lists capture some of the degree courses offered. To view the complete list please click here.

Requirements for students aspiring to pursue a post graduate course from this university:

Professional Bachelor’s (at least 4 years) in professional subjects such as Agriculture, Architecture, Business Administration, Business Management, Business Studies, Computer Applications, Engineering, Fine Arts, Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Technology or Bachelor of Arts/Science/Commerce (3-4 years) from well ranked institutions with an overall grade of 70% or CGPA 7.3+.

If English isn’t your first language, you will be required to submit evidence that you meet the University’s English language requirement before you are admitted to your proposed course of study in UK. The university accepts TOEFL and IELTS exam results. Please remember that tests are only accepted if they have been taken within two years before the start of your proposed course of study in UK. The minimum score requirement will vary by course.

When providing test report results please ensure the following information is included:

IELTS exam

Test Report Form (TRF) number

The scores for each element

Date on which the test was taken

TOEFL exam

Registration Number

Date of birth

The scores for each element

Date on which the test was taken

To view further details in terms of various courses offered, duration of courses, campus details, various events organized by the university in UK, etc., please visit the university website. Meanwhile, if you have any query in terms of customized education financing solutions to fulfil your academic aspirations, please reach out to us. We will be happy to assist. All the best!

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