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Postgraduate Study in Mathematics


Welcome to the Faculty of Mathematics!

October 2020

This page will be updated for 2021 admissions over the summer. If you are an offer holder, you will be notified when it is ready (likely to be August).

Please familiarise yourself with the information on this page in advance of your arrival in October. If you have any queries, please contact Tessa or Femke in the Postgraduate Office

The Faculty is located in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences. The main entrance to the Centre, with reception desk, is at the East end of the building and is approached from Clarkson Road. View directions and map. Find your way around CMS.





  • Provisional dates and times for course specific induction sessions are as follows. Attendance is mandatory. Please let the Postgraduate Office know if you are unable to attend.
    • DPMMS Research PhD: Tuesday 5 October, 2.30pm
    • DAMTP Research PhD: Tuesday 5 October, 4.00pm
    • CMI: Wednesday 6 October, 11.30am
  • All other Faculty induction sessions should be completed via Moodle within two weeks of the first day of term. Students will be given access on this date.
  • Attendance at the University Postgraduate Safety Course is mandatory for all PhD students. Please book your place here.


The updated PhD handbook will be finalised in time for the inductions. In the meantime, you are welcome to read the previous year's version



  • If your maintenance is paid for by the Faculty and you already have a UK bank account, please send us your bank details by returning a completed UPS3 form to the Postgraduate Office by Friday 10 September. DPMMS funded students should also include a recent bank statement (you can black out any confidential information).
  • If you do not have a UK bank account, please wait until you have arrived and set one up before providing the above information. We cannot pay maintenance into online currency exchange accounts such as Revolut.
  • EPSRC / NERC / STFC funded students need to create a Je-S account by Tuesday 14 September. Instructions are here. Your funding source can be found in your funding offer letter, but if you are unsure please contact the Postgraduate Office. Je-S is the online system via which the Department is required to report to funding bodies. You will also be required to declare your research output via Researchfish.

Office Allocations

All PhD students are allocated office desk space in CMS. Please see the relevant staff member (see below) to collect your key and find out where you will be. A £10 deposit will be required. Please note your offices will not be ready before your induction.

  • DAMTP students - Pavilion/Group Secretary associated with your supervisor. They should be in contact separately
  • DPMMS students - Tessa Blackman in the Postgraduate Office C0.15
  • CMI students - Tessa Blackman in the Postgraduate Office C0.15

Supervising Undergraduates

Training is mandatory if you would like to supervise undergraduates. Sessions will take place at the beginning of term, dates TBC. Please book your place here.

Further information on supervising undergraduates


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