Around 600 postgraduate students join us each year to start or continue their postgraduate education across the Departments, University Partner Institutions and Institutes that make up the Graduate School of Life Sciences at the University of Cambridge.
The Graduate School of Life Sciences brings together world-leading research within the two University Schools of Biological Sciences and Clinical Medicine, covering broad-ranging topics from Cancer to Structural and Molecular Cell Biology. By choosing to continue your postgraduate career at Cambridge you’ll be placing yourself at the forefront of learning, teaching and research, becoming part of departments internationally renowned for their research and the originality and significance of the work contributed by their academics.
As a Cambridge Postgraduate Student you will benefit from close individual support from an expert in your field and will become a lifelong member of one of the 31 Cambridge Colleges where you will have an opportunity to network with academic staff and students across all the disciplines.
Use our Research Themes Database to find out about the ground-breaking research happening in our labs and find the contact details of potential Supervisors.
As well as joining world-leading research groups and labs, our programmes provide training in all aspects of postgraduate research. All of our students have access to a dedicated researcher development and training programme that will help you become a professional researcher and develop the skills that will help you succeed in a career in or out of academia.
Apply for one of our hundreds of studentships available for graduate students. In 2018, over 80% of our postgraduate students received funding from the University, Research Councils and Charities, Industrial Sponsors and many more.
For more information see our Graduate School of Life Sciences website.
The University of Cambridge has attracted many of the very best minds since 1209, when a group of scholars left Oxford to set up a new institution in Cambridge.
Today the University has grown to around 20,000 students, 7,500 of whom are graduate students. Of those graduate students, 50% come from overseas, and over 40% are women. The University and its Colleges are now spread throughout the city.
At Cambridge, graduate courses are tough: we offer a lot and we expect a lot. But if you have the commitment, the ability and the motivation, you can expect great rewards - exhilarating intellectual satisfaction and a capability much sought after by employers in industry, academia and other sectors.
To apply, please visit the University of Cambridge postgraduate applicant portal.
Applicants who apply by the relevant deadline may opt to be considered for competitive University funding. See our Funding pages for more information.