Skip to main content

As part of our ongoing remit to support participation at Cambridge in its widest sense, we welcome applications for part-time study in a range of subjects and disciplines.

Currently we have just under 150 students from the UK and around the world, studying part-time Masters courses and undertaking research for a PhD, in subject areas which include AI in Ethics & Society, Business Administration, Chemistry, Education, Creative Writing, Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Sustainability Leadership, Writing for Performance, History, and Music.

Part-time students are welcomed to the College with a Matriculation ceremony and a formal meal, either during their first residential or during the academic year, hosted by College Fellows.

Every part-time student has the support of a Tutor who specialises in the specific needs of part-time students.

Events specifically for part-time students are planned by our Student Office to take place during course residentials, enabling part-time students to have similar opportunities to those available to our full-time students, such as academic skills sessions, the Advanced Research Seminar, public and private lectures, and formal dinners.

In a recent survey, our part-time students said:

"The access to resources has been incredible and also the opportunity to meet people interested in a diverse range of disciplines."

"The college has been very welcoming and the staff are always open and approachable. I love that Lucy Cavendish banishes all preconceived ideas of what a Cambridge college is. I have always felt at home here, even though I am not at college as much as I would like."

"I love being at Lucy and it is a very different experience from the college that I was at as an undergrad and masters student."

"[My Tutor] has been so friendly and helpful and makes me feel like a genuine part of the broader Lucy Cavendish scene. She's wonderful! I feel 100% happy to have chosen this college."

If you are considering applying to Lucy Cavendish and would like to discuss your application, please contact our Postgrad Admissions Officer at

Part-time degrees at Cambridge include:

Master of Studies (MSt)

Master of Education (Med)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Doctor of Education (EdD)

A full list of Cambridge courses is available on the University website here. Use the search function at the top of the Postgrad Admissions page to filter part-time courses.

Postgraduate FAQs

Answers to your questions on postgraduate study