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Summer Research Programmes


About CMP

The Cambridge Mathematics Placements (CMP) programme provides opportunities for students studying for undergraduate or Master’s degrees in Mathematics to find summer research placements in industry, the public sector, and other University departments. Students develop transferable skills and gain experience doing innovative mathematical research in an external setting, while hosts engage a talented mathematician to tackle research questions they face.

Our past hosts have reported many successes. CMP students have helped to kick start new projects, develop new software, and improve processes. CMP projects have also led to publications and even contributed research to a planned patent application. 

Organisations looking to engage a student with a background in mathematics can submit their projects to CMP. We will advertise the projects on our website and through our series of lunchtime seminars in February. Although we cannot promise a suitable student, we will do our best to help you find one. Projects are generally open to undergraduate and Master's students, and the project host can specify precisely what background and skills they require.