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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 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 their own merits and we take into account both potential and track record. At Magdalene, we want our students to fulfil every gramme 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?


UCAS Campus Code 

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

Admissions Tutors

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

Senior Tutor
Dr Stuart Martin

Open Days 

See the College website for information and booking

  • All subjects: 15 March & 3 July 2019
  • Mathematics: 27 April 2019

See also Cambridge Open Days