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Undergraduate Study


Magdalene College has the advantage of an attractive and convenient location, on the banks of the River Cam, less than five minutes’ walk from the city centre.

With buildings that are both beautiful and welcoming, libraries providing everything from first-year textbooks to medieval manuscripts, committed teaching staff and a vibrant community, Magdalene College is a perfect environment in which to live and study.

Magdalene typically admits around 105 undergraduates a year and encourages applicants from all educational and social backgrounds. Every applicant is assessed on his or her own merits and we take into account both potential and track record. At Magdalene, we want our students to fulfil every gram of their potential and our Directors of Studies are on hand to help you achieve at the highest possible level.

If you come to study here, you’ll receive a warm welcome as soon as you arrive in Magdalene: there are plenty of activities in the first week and beyond to help you settle in, meet new people and feel at home.

We’re able to accommodate all our students, and a good choice and mix of housing is available; from the formality of First Court, through to the Magdalene village (ranging from medieval study bedrooms to modern sets) and Cripps Court, with its handsome garden and en suite rooms.

College tradition is maintained with candlelit dinners in Hall, though many students also use the informal cafeteria and cooking facilities in the numerous staircase kitchens.

Why not take a look at our website and download the Magdalene prospectus?


College Staff


Dr Rowan Williams

Admissions Tutors

  • Dr Stuart Martin (post-offer)
  • Dr John Munns (post-application)
  • Dr Emily So (recruitment)

Senior Tutor

Dr Stuart Martin

UCAS Campus Code 

Magdalene Street
01223 332135
Courses Available 
All courses
Student Numbers 
339 undergraduates
c105 admitted each year
212 postgraduates
Open Days 2018 

See the College website for information and booking

See also Cambridge Open Days

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.


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