Post Masters Consultancy Scheme (PMCS)

Every year, over two hundred of the world's best young mathematicians come to study for a taught master's degree. The training we offer here has therefore a major impact on the shape of mathematics in the world, and on how mathematics interacts with other branches of mathematics and industry.

We recognise the need for highly trained mathematicians who relish engaging with other sciences and technology. Responding to this need, the Cambridge mathematics departments have developed a full training programme relating mathematics and challenges of science and engineering. As a centrepiece in this programme, the Post Masters Consultancies scheme provides opportunities for Master's students to get experience outside their field in the summer following their Master's studies. These Post Masters Consultancies are short term consultancies not intended as a lead in to permanent employment. Those returning to academia have a particularly important role to play in disseminating the ethos that all of mathematics can benefit from direct interaction with fields beyond mathematics: such interaction is an integral part of the job.

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