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Faculty of Mathematics


The Part III Guide to Courses provides information on courses offered in a given year. The online version of the guide below is updated over the summer to provide information to students starting the course in October. Students will receive a printed copy of the final version at the start of the year.

Whilst the online version is updated prospective students may wish to consult previous versions of the Guide to Courses.  Please note that the range of courses offered as well as their content is reviewed each year and is therefore subject to change.

Part III Guide to Courses 2017/18

You will find here the listings and descriptions of courses which are offered for Part III of the Mathematical Tripos. You need to read these in conjunction with the accompanying Notes and Disclaimers and the Part III Handbook, and choose an appropriate number of examinable courses. Please be aware, in particular, that these are informal course descriptions - the definitive syllabus for each course is determined by the lectures and associated course materials each year. In addition, you should also read the online advice on Preparing for Part III.

The courses are arranged by subject area. Click on any subject name in the list below to see the courses offered in that area. The course descriptions will only appear online once the lecturer for that course has made it available.

Pure Mathematics (DPMMS)

Algebraic Geometry
Analysis and PDEs
Geometry and Topology
Number Theory

Statistical Laboratory(DPMMS)

Probability and Finance
Statistics and Operational Research

Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)

Particle Physics, Quantum Fields and Strings
Relativity and Gravitation
Quantum Computation, Information and Foundations
Philosophy of Physics
Applied and Computational Analysis
Continuum Mechanics