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MPhil Courses in Mathematics and Related Subjects


Several one-year MPhil courses are run by institutions in the University of Cambridge within the subject area of mathematics, or which have significant mathematical content.

The Faculty of Mathematics offers one MPhil course:

MPhil in Computational Biology

Eleven-month taught course aimed at introducing students in the biological, mathematical and physical sciences to quantitative aspects of modern biology and medicine, including bioinformatics.  The course was developed by the Cambridge Computational Biology Institute (now C2D3 Computational Biology) and is run by the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.

MPhil in Mathematics

Tweleve-month full-time research programme which invovles minimal formal teaching: students are integrated into the research culture of the Department of Pure Mathematics & Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS), or the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretial Physics (DAMTP).

The School of Physical Sciences offers the following MPhil course, with admissions via the Department of Physics:

MPhil in Data Intensive Science

This ten-month course aims to take science graduates and to prepare them for data intensive research careers by providing advanced training in three key areas – Statistical Analysis, Machine Learning, and Research Computing – and their application to current scientific research frontiers.

The Judge Business School offers the following MPhil courses, taught jointly by the Business School, the Faculty of Economics, and the Faculty of Mathematics:

MPhil in Finance

Nine-month programme run by Judge Business School. Provides research-led teaching for those aiming for a career in Finance, Financial Accounting, or Financial Engineering.

MPhil in Strategy, Marketing & Operations

Nine-month programme run by Judge Business School. Provides research training with a mathematical modelling focus for those aiming to continue to the PhD in the Business School.