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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory

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 2022/23

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, 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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