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Part III (MMath/MASt)


The Part III Guide to Courses provides information on courses offered in a given year. This online version of the guide is updated over the summer to provide information to students starting the course in October; this means that it is subject to change. Students will receive a printed copy of the final version at the start of the year.  The course descriptions listed are for courses offered for Part III of the Mathematical Tripos in 2020-21. 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 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.

Courses are arranged by subject area. Click on any subject name in the list below to see the courses offered in that area. 

The Moodle sites for each lecture course can be accessed through the Part III Academic Support Moodle (Raven protected). If you would like access to the lecture course Moodles and you are not a member of the Part III Academic Support Moodle, please email the Part III Secretary at with your CRSid and the courses you would like to join.

Pure Mathematics (DPMMS)

Algebraic Geometry
Analysis and PDEs
Differential Geometry and Topology
Number Theory

Statistical Laboratory (DPMMS)


Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)

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