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Cambridge Summer Research in Mathematics Programme

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 Cambridge Summer Research in Mathematics Programme provides opportunities for Master's students to get experience outside their field in the summer following their Master's studies.

This is not an official part of Part III, but takes place after students have graduated. Places are limited, and are distributed after an application process.

Research Groups in Cambridge

The graduate students in each research group put together sessions (spread throughout the term) in which they introduce those research students working in the group, and the subjects on which they are working.  This is not a substitute for talking to members of staff, but it is an excellent chance to meet the research students in fields that you are interested in.  These people are a very important resource.  Probably they all took the courses that you are now struggling with.  They probably even did rather well in the exams.  They are the best source of technical advice in your subject, generally having more time to sit down and explain things.  The different group presentations are the occasion to find out who they are.  Make use of them.

Research in the UK

We invite students from other universities to come and talk about their research, and we ensure there is a generous tea opportunity, with cakes, to enable you to ask them the questions you need to know answers to (which supervisors in their department are nice, friendly, accessible and have time to spare for their PhD students, for example).

Postgraduate Open Day

The University holds a Postgraduate Open Day in Michaelmas term aimed at students considering taking a course of further study at Cambridge.  Details of the Faculty's involvement in this day can be found here.  However, it is also a good opportunity to find out about other opportunites across the University.