Graduate work in Cambridge is intense and very intellectually demanding and so the University has high academic entry requirements. Academic requirements will vary from course to course, and you should check the individual course entry in the Course Directory for the course specific requirements. You are normally expected to hold or to have achieved by the start of your course:
- At least a 2:i honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent standard from an overseas university; and
- Completion of, or release from, any current training or education course.
A directory on international qualifications that meet the University's minimum academic requirement may be found in the International section of our website.
Applicants should be aware that meeting the University’s or department’s minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry; it is only one of the factors taken into account when selectors make their decision. Many other factors are also important, such as: suitability for the course, proficiency in English, relevant experience, references, availability of a suitable supervisor, and the ratio of available places.