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Undergraduate Study



All the students appreciate Magdalene’s close-knit, diverse and friendly community. The College has the work-life balance spot-on and offers me everything I want both academically and recreationally. Formal hall seven days a week is also a definite positive.


Magdalene College encourages applicants from all backgrounds and in all subjects. We are interested in your ideas, your intellectual progress and your contributions to our communal life, and will endeavour to provide an environment that can let you develop in the best way for you.

With an intake of around 105 new undergraduates each year it is possible to get to know all your fellow students! Alongside guaranteed accommodation on the main College site for all undergraduates throughout their studies, we provide a supportive network of students in higher years, Directors of Studies, Tutors, and professional support staff. A very warm welcome in your first week will make sure that you can settle in quickly, meet new people and feel at home.

Magdalene College has the advantage of an attractive and convenient location on the banks of the River Cam, with the longest waterfront of all the Cambridge Colleges, and less than five minutes’ walk from the city centre. Our buildings range from formal Tudor architecture in First Court, the elegant Pepys Library in the Second Court through to the Magdalene Village (a unique mix of medieval study bedrooms and modern sets) and Cripps Court with its handsome garden and en suite rooms.

Magdalene is building a new library (scheduled to open in 2020-21) with 130 work spaces, seminar rooms, a social area and an art gallery. This will further complement our ideal environment for living and studying. Visit our website to find out more!


UCAS Campus Code 

Magdalene Street
01223 332135
Courses Available 
All courses
Student Numbers 
356 undergraduates
c105 admitted each year
232 postgraduates

Admissions Tutors

  • Dr Sergio Bacallado (access)
  • Dr Stuart Martin (post-offer)
  • Dr John Munns (post-application)

Senior Tutor
Dr Stuart Martin

Open Days 2020 

Check College website for information.
See also Cambridge Open Days.