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Master's students at the University of Cambridge become members of a College, which provides pastoral support within a stimulating academic community. 

Robinson College and Fitzwilliam College serve as the main hosts for the programme and are where the majority of our students find membership. Robinson has a thriving postgraduate community and a good support network for postgraduate students. Robinson is well known for its beautiful gardens, excellent postgraduate accommodation and is centrally located near to the University Library and to the science departments located on the West Cambridge site. Fitzwilliam College has an active and friendly postgraduate community, admitting MSt candidates from courses including Advanced Subject Teaching, Genomic Medicine and Applied Criminology and Police Management. 

2013 Graduation of Wolfson College Members

Due to significant demand for college membership, we recommend that applicants apply for college membership as follows: 

Continuous route: Fitzwilliam or Robinson College. 

Flexible route, Stage 3: Fitzwilliam College. (College membership is not available for Stages 1 and 2.) 

Candidates can apply to another College, but those who choose to do so should be aware that the College membership application might not be successful, and, if successful, we cannot guarantee similar levels of support would be available, especially outside the normal University terms. If applicants do not indicate a preference for a particular College, then their application will be submitted to Fitzwilliam or Robinson College. 

Once a College member, students remain a member for life, and this typically includes some on-going opportunity to book accommodation and formal dinners and being invited to College alumni events. 


Teaching and social venues

The programme is expected to be delivered at a range of venues across Cambridge, ensuring that students experience the breadth of resources that the University has to offer. 

At residential workshops, complimentary/optional formal dinners are held at other historic Colleges such as Downing, Jesus, Emmanuel, St Catharine’s, Queen's, Newnham, Peterhouse and Trinity Hall. 



To foster a collegiate atmosphere during the intensive workshops students are encouraged to book accommodation at their College. Accommodation at these colleges is very reasonably priced, especially for members of the College. It also offers reasonable quality and rooms have basic furnishing and en-suite bathrooms; however, it does not provide full hotel standards of service and convenience. 

Students are not obliged to take up the offer of accommodation; however staying in College is encouraged, since it offers practical benefits and enhances the experience of Cambridge student life. 


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More information 

Master's course overview

Who should apply?

Admission requirements

Funding opportunities

Learning approach and time commitment


Assignment Supervisors

Dissertation Supervisors

Flexible Route Supervisors

College Membership

Student blogs

Employer benefits and information

What's the difference between an MSc and an MSt?

Programme governance

Frequently asked questions


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