Postgraduate life at Hughes

Come to the college that specialises in postgrad study.

At Hughes Hall, postgraduates are our main focus. Around 80% of our students are postgrads: roughly half are on PhD programmes, and the rest are taking MPhil courses or professional qualifications such as the MBA.

We offer both full-time and part-time postgraduate programmes, in almost every discipline available at Cambridge.

Our atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, and we encourage all our students and teachers to collaborate and exchange ideas, both within and between disciplines.

You’ll have plenty of chances to chat with the Fellows over coffee, lunch in the dining hall or drinks before a Formal Hall dinner. You might tackle some live issues in an organised seminar or debate, or you might just talk them over in the Peter Richards Room.

At the start of the year, you’ll be assigned to a subject area according to your primary academic programme. Senior members (Fellows) belong to subject areas too.

You’ll be invited to a range of events related to your subject area, both inside and outside the college. Internally, we offer Welcome Events, Research Showcase evenings, seminars, career-focused events, and symposia organised by both students and Fellows. External events are hosted as part of our Bridge Connection Initiatives by organisations with links to the College such as the PHG Foundation, Cambridge-Africa, CDI, Governance Lab and the Oracy Centre.

Take your studies further in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere