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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory
students inside the lab

As a postgraduate 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.

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


Applications for admissions

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. 

All candidates should consult the course directory 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, and the Postgraduate Admissions Office. You should not take any steps to come to Cambridge before you receive an admission letter from the Postgraduate Admissions Office stating that you have satisfied all conditions.

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Postgraduate Open Days 

Virtual Postgraduate Open Days takes place every year. During the Open Day you can find out more about what it is like to be a Cavendish postgraduate, various research areas, the application process, student life and more. You will also get an opportunity to attend a Q&A session with the current staff.

This year the Postgraduate Open Day will take place between 4th and 15th November 2024. You can find more information here.