If your first language is not English, then you must meet the University’s English Language requirements – please note that some MSt programmes might require higher standards.
As MSts are part-time programmes it is usually possible for students living outside the UK to enter the UK for residential elements of the programme as a Student Visitor – please see the Student Visitor page provided by the Points Based Immigration Office for further information. You should contact your prospective department with regards to obtaining a Student Visitor visa letter.
We advise accepted international applicants to apply for a visa as soon as they are able, to ensure the visa will be active before the start date of the course.
You should note that MSt students are not eligible for Tier 4 Visas.
Understanding the MSt
Master's level study is undertaken at different stages in the academic journey in different countries, so it is important to understand the level of study and experience the Cambridge MSt requires.
In many countries, a Master's degree is the natural progression from undergraduate level study. Note that some Cambridge MSt courses also require industry experience.
The Cambridge MSt is a two year long, part-time course with taught, residential sessions that must be attended.
Master of Studies
The MSt was a remarkable gift. I learned as much from my classmates as I did from the professors. There is something to be said about being in an environment that makes you want to be a better person, in all aspects of life, not just in academia.