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Postgraduate Study

Wolfson is home to a thriving community of students from around the world, two-thirds of whom are pursuing Master's and PhD degrees.


At Wolfson you will find an egalitarian ethos, where you mix with Fellows, academic visitors and students from other disciplines.  Our Fellowship, Interdisciplinary Research Hubs and mentoring team provide a rich network for fostering your academic and professional future. We pride ourselves in particular on meeting the needs of our part-time Master's and our PhD students, offering mentorship and research skills training throughout the duration of your degree.

The diverse make-up of our student body and the mix of mature undergraduates and postgraduates means that differences are celebrated and cultures are shared.

Welcome to Wolfson.

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    Fees & funding

    Visit our Fees & Funding page for more details on the range of funding sources to help postgraduate students cover their course costs, including grants awarded directly by Wolfson College.

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    Applications for postgraduate students are made through the University of Cambridge Postgraduate Admissions Office, rather than individual colleges. When making an application, you are able to list up to two college preferences, which can determine access to college-specific funding opportunities.

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    With students, Fellows and staff from over 90 countries living and studying here, Wolfson truly welcomes the world.

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    Wolfson College has the largest number of part-time postgraduate students in Cambridge; we typically have several hundred part-time student members on a variety of MSt and MEd programmes, and a number of students doing part-time PhD and EdD research degrees.

    Part-time study can be ideal for those who are looking to gain a postgraduate qualification without leaving employment and wish to develop their careers while they continue learning, or for those who are home-based for whatever reason and wish to develop their skills.