The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest and most distinguished universities in the world. It has been in existence since 1209 and today more than 25% of our undergraduates (around 3,100 students) are from outside the UK, representing around 100 countries. It's a great place to be a student and has a truly diverse community so wherever you're from, you'll quickly start to make friends and feel at home.
The University provides a challenging, flexible, and individual learning experience. Consistently rated among the top in national and international league tables, the University is globally respected for the quality of our teaching and research, and its students are greatly sought after by employers.
Cambridge is one of the best universities in the world, offering undergraduate degree courses (also called Triposes here) in the arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences and engineering. It is ranked:
- amongst the Top 3 in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities, and Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
- amongst the Top 10 for research quality and graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2020.
- amongst the Top 10 in Universities most often targeted by Britain’s leading graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2019).
It offers more than 65 subjects within its 30 undergraduate courses in arts, social sciences, sciences, engineering and medical sciences. Most of its courses cover the subject area broadly to start with before allowing you to choose from a range of specialisms. This can offer you much greater flexibility than more narrowly focused courses elsewhere.
You're taught by experts in your field through a combination of lectures, practicals (where relevant), seminars, and regular small-group tuition known as 'supervision'. These allow you to explore course material in much greater depth, investigate new approaches, receive regular feedback and clarify anything you're unsure about. Its teaching staff includes many national and world subject leaders; and as well as lectures, seminars and practicals, you receive more personal tuition through the supervision system. There's more information about the structure of our courses, and how you're taught and assessed in the courses section of this website and in individual course outlines.
In order to support your studies, you have access to wide-ranging learning resources and up-to-date facilities, including more than 100 libraries and nine specialist museums and collections. The University's extensive system of welfare and support means that your individual needs can be recognised and met.
Cambridge graduates from all disciplines go into a very wide range of occupations, and are highly employable and greatly sought after due to the key transferable skills you develop and hone there.
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