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Graduate Admissions

Information update: The Graduate Prospectus for 2017/2018 will go live on 24th August 2016.


As a graduate student at the Cavendish laboratory you would be joining an institution with an illustrious history of innovation and discovery and a current programme that builds on that tradition.

Graduate Students in the Department study for one of the following qualifications:


Postgraduate Open Day 2016

The University of Cambridge is holding its first Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 2nd November 2016.

On the day, the University will be hosting hubs at multiple university sites, including West Cambridge, Sidgwick, Addenbrookes and Mill Lane where you will be able to find information on funding, accommodation, disability resources and much more.

Throughout the Postgraduate Open Day you will have the opportunity to meet with academics and current students to discuss your academic interests. You will also have the chance to visit the Colleges and find out more about life as a Postgraduate Student.

Please register for tickets at the link:

We look forward to meeting you on the day and stay tuned for further information at the link:


Applications for 2017/2018

If you decide to make an application you are advised to do so as early as possible. This will increase your chances not only of acceptance but also of being considered for funding. Candidates for Research Council Studentships should aim to apply before Christmas. Overseas candidates should consult the prospectus for funding deadlines.

We hope that the above information is helpful as we wish to encourage good applicants. Should you choose to apply, we will try to reach a decision in the Department without undue delay before passing on your papers for further consideration by the Colleges, the Degree Committee of our Faculty Board and the Board of Graduate Studies. You should not take any steps to come to Cambridge before you receive an admission letter from the Board of Graduate Studies stating that you have satisfied all conditions. If you have any further questions regarding your application please feel free to contact us at .

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