University of Cambridge Courses

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Almost 800 years ago, since its inception, the University of Cambridge has been unveiling the potential of millions of students around the world. More than 24,000 students attend the University of Cambridge currently, studying at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels. The University of Cambridge offers more than 350 courses offered at various levels. Here’s what you need to know about the University of Cambridge Courses. 

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University University of Cambridge
Motto in English From here, light and sacred draughts. Non-literal: From this place, we gain enlightenment and precious knowledge
Type Public Research University
Established 1209
Location Cambridge, United Kingdom
Student Population 24,400+
International Students 40%
QS WUR Rankings 2022 #3

Colleges and Departments- University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge consists of over 100 Departments, Faculties, Schools, and institutes.

Fact: The University of Cambridge has more Nobel Prizes than any other institution.


The University of Cambridge has 31 colleges and each college selects its own students, subject to University regulations, and most colleges admit both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Listed below are the colleges:

  1. Christ’s College, Cambridge
  2. Churchill College, Cambridge
  3. Clare College, Cambridge
  4. Clare Hall, Cambridge
  5. Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
  6. Darwin College, Cambridge
  7. Downing College, Cambridge
  8. Emmanuel College, Cambridge
  9. Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
  10. Girton College, Cambridge
  11. Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
  12. Homerton College, Cambridge
  13. Hughes Hall, Cambridge
  14. Jesus College, Cambridge
  15. King’s College, Cambridge
  16. Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge
  17. Magdalene College, Cambridge
  18. Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
  19. Newnham College, Cambridge
  20. Pembroke College, Cambridge
  21. Peterhouse, Cambridge
  22. Queens’ College, Cambridge
  23. Robinson College, Cambridge
  24. St Catharine’s College, Cambridge
  25. St Edmund’s College, Cambridge
  26. St John’s College, Cambridge
  27. Selwyn College, Cambridge
  28. Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
  29. Trinity College, Cambridge
  30. Trinity Hall, Cambridge
  31. Wolfson College, Cambridge
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The University of Cambridge has six Schools. Each of the schools has an administrative grouping of Faculties and other institutions. The schools are listed below:

  1. Arts and Humanities
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. Clinical Medicine
  4. Humanities and Social Sciences
  5. Physical Sciences
  6. Technology

Department and Faculties

Faculties at the University of Cambridge fall under individual subjects or groups of subjects. 

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Undergraduate Courses- University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge offers 30 undergraduate courses, covering more than 65 subject areas. The courses offered are as listed below:

  1. Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic
  2. Archaeology
  3. Architecture
  4. Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  5. Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
  6. Classics
  7. Computer Sciences
  8. Economics
  9. Education
  10. Engineering
  11. English
  12. Geography
  13. History
  14. History and Modern Languages
  15. History and Politics
  16. History of Art
  17. Human, Social, and Political Sciences
  18. Land Economy
  19. Law
  20. Linguistics
  21. Management Studies 
  22. Manufacturing Engineering 
  23. Mathematics
  24. Medicine
  25. Modern and Medieval Languages
  26. Music
  27. Natural Sciences
  28. Philosophy
  29. Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
  30. Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion
  31. Veterinary Medicine

Postgraduate Courses- University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge offers over 300 postgraduate courses. You can choose from taught or research-based masters’ degrees, lasting for a year in a full-time mode in subjects ranging from education to zoology, with predominantly research-based PhDs lasting for 3 to 4 years in full-time mode. 

University of Cambridge Online Courses

Online courses have made education more accessible than ever. You can study at the University of Cambridge from any part of the world through the online courses offered by the University. The popular online short courses for undergraduates are listed below:

  • Creative Writing
  • Coaching
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Business

University of Cambridge Course Fee

The course fees for international students depend on the course you’re studying. The table below mentions the undergraduate fees for different courses:

Course Tuition Fees per year Amount in INR
Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic; Archaeology; Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Classics; Economics; Education; English; History; History and Modern Languages; History and Politics; History of Art; Human, Social, and Political Sciences; Land Economy; Law; Linguistics; Modern and Medieval Languages; Philosophy; Theology, Religion, and Philosophy of Religion  £23,340 23,28,438
Mathematics  £26,031 25,96,589
Architecture; Geography; Music  £30,537  30,46,062
Chemical Engineering; Computer Science; Engineering; Management Studies; Manufacturing Engineering; Natural Sciences; Psychological and Behavioural Sciences  £35,517 35,43,389
Medical and Veterinary Science £60,942 60,79,940

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Entry requirements will vary for different courses and some courses have specific entrance exams for admission. For undergraduate courses, Students studying towards Class XII are expected to attain grades at a very high level in relevant subjects to the course being applied. Expected grades for different boards are as mentioned below:

CBSE 5 or more A1 grades in relevant subjects
CISCE or NIOS  90% or higher in five or more relevant subjects 
Other Boards 95% or equivalent in five or more relevant subjects

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

The minimum requirements for studying postgraduate courses at the University of Cambridge are:

You must have obtained a Professional Bachelor’s (at least 4 years) in professional subjects as mentioned below from an institution recognized by Ecctis or Bachelor of Arts / Science / Commerce (3-4 years) from a Well-Ranked Institution with an overall grade of 70%-75% or CGPA 7.3 – 8.0+

  1. Agriculture
  2. Architecture
  3. Business Administration
  4. Business Management
  5. Business Studies
  6. Computer Applications
  7. Engineering
  8. Fine Arts
  9. Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery
  10. Law
  11. Nursing
  12. Pharmacy
  13. Physiotherapy
  14. Planning
  15. Technology 

English Language Requirements

If English isn’t your first language then it is mandatory for you to prove your English Language Proficiency through any of the below-mentioned qualifications:

Qualifications Minimum English language score requirements
IELTS Overall grade of 7.5, with 7.0 or above in each element
TOEFL iBT Overall score of 110, with 25 or above in each element

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Where does the University of Cambridge stand in the world currently?

The University of Cambridge stands among the top 5 universities in the world currently. The University has been ranked #3 by QS WUR Rankings 2022, #5 by Times Higher Education WUR Rankings 2022, and #4 by CWUR 2022.

How many international students are there at Cambridge?

Around 40% of the total student population at Cambridge hail from 140 countries around the world.

What are the requirements to pursue an MBA program at the University of Cambridge?

MBA at Cambridge is offered under the Judge Business School. For pursuing an MBA at Cambridge you must have a good 2:1 Honours degree on the UK grading scale or an equivalent standard from a recognized institution. Minimum 2 years of work experience and a minimum GMAT score of 700. An IELTS score of 7.5 and above or TOEFL iBT of 110 overall. Essays, References are other requirements. 

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