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Undergraduate Study

Magdalene College student studying by the river Cam in the shade of a tree, with punts in front of him in the sun


I have met the most amazing people and made the best memories. There’s always so much on whether you’re into art, music, theatre, sport, or are of a particular religion; there is genuinely something for everyone here.


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.


We guarantee College accommodation for all undergraduates throughout their studies. 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’s New Library opened in 2021. Its collections include 30,000 books and a range of other print and digital resources across all taught courses. 

There are also: 

  • 130 work spaces 
  • study rooms 
  • a social area 
  • an art gallery

The New Library provides our community with an ideal environment for studying. Visit our website to find out more

Location and student life

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 5 minutes’ walk from the city centre. 

With an intake of around 105 new undergraduates each year it is possible to get to know all your fellow students! 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

Find out more

UCAS Campus Code 

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

Admissions Tutors

  • Dr Sergio Bacallado (access)
  • Prof Stuart Martin (post-offer)
  • Dr Simon Ravenscroft (post-application)

Senior Tutor
Prof Stuart Martin

College Open Days 

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