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University of Cambridge

With glorious 800-years of history, university of Cambridge is truly a place for academic excellence. over the centuries, this university has produced exceptional academicians and Nobel laureates like Paul Dirac, Frederick Sanger, Max Perutz, and so on. Cambridge comprises of 31 colleges and over 150 departments, faculties, schools and institutions. Each college in Cambridge is an independent institution appointing its own staff members and following its own selection procedure. However, all the degrees are awarded by the university. The university's ideology is freedom of thought and expression and freedom from discrimination. The university also encourages a questioning spirit and offers an extensive range of academic subjects in all the major subject areas. If you have already planned to pursue your higher education in Cambridge, then here is some essential information and valuable insights about the university.

  • The university has a very rich history that not only attracts students and academicians but visitors from all over the world.
  • The university museum has some explicit exhibits that swank the glory of the university's academic excellence.
  • Henry VIII founded Trinity College of Cambridge in 1546.
  • The university has produced several Nobel laureates over the years including Bertrand Russell (Fellow of Trinity, Nobel Prize winner for literature), J.J.Thomson (Nobel Prize winner for his work in physics), Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins (Nobel Prize winner for discovery of vitamins) etc.
  • In 2009, the University celebrated its 800th anniversary.

Undergraduate Studies
The undergraduate course in Cambridge University offers a plethora of subjects including science and arts related subjects. From natural sciences to engineering subjects, and from music to philosophy, the choices are enormous. The university also offers courses on theology and religious subjects as well as veterinary sciences.

Graduate Studies
Most graduate courses in Cambridge are full-time courses. However, there are certain departments that also offer part-time Ph.D. and research M.Phil. programs. Employees, who are appointed by the university, are also eligible to enrol for research programs at Cambridge. Cambridge University also accepts a number of visiting students every year who are allowed to come and study at Cambridge up to 1 year. These candidates are usually invited by a faculty or a department and do not require to apply through usual Board of Graduate Studies.

Lifelong Learning
The Lifelong Learning Centre at Cambridge University offers a plethora of courses for personal and professional development. The centre has various short term non-credit courses throughout the year in many locations including Cambridge.

Executive Education And Training
The university offers a number of executive education and training courses that are sourced and delivered by a number of complementary institutes and departments. These courses include in-house programs, summer schools, leadership seminars, degree and diploma courses, and interactive learning networks. These programs are designed for professionals and are carefully designed to meet individual needs.

Courses in Education
The education department at Cambridge University offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in history of education, language and literacy, psychology and neurosciences. The University of Cambridge Faculty of Education is one of the oldest and most prestigious education departments in UK.

Admission Details
The Board of Graduate Studies is responsible for admission process for all the courses offered by the university which requires high academic excellence in its students. The university expect a 2i honours degree from a UK university or equivalent from an overseas university. Applicants also need to produce completion certificate from the current training or educational course. Applicants who are not native English speakers are required to pass an English test prior their admission is confirmed. For part-time research degrees, apart from the general criteria, the proposed topic should also be suitable for part-time study. Applicants are also required to attend interviews with respective departments where they seek admission. If an applicant is employed, he/she needs to provide a letter from the employer indicating that the applicant has enough time to pursue the course.

Cambridge University is all about excellence in teaching and learning. Wish you good luck with your admission at Cambridge University!