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Postgraduate Study in Mathematics


Various postgraduate courses of a mathematical nature are available at the University of Cambridge, including both taught courses and research degrees.

Master of Advanced Study (MASt) / Master of Mathematics (MMath) / Part III
This course, commonly referred to as Part III, is a one-year taught course in mathematics.  It is an excellent preparation for mathematical research and it is also a valuable course in mathematics and in its applications for those who want further training before taking posts in industry, research establishments or teaching. Students attend lectures and take written exams at the end of the course. There is also an option to submit an 'essay' on a topic of current interest.
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
One-year courses focussing on different areas of mathematics and related disciplines are offered by various departments and institutes within the University.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The Faculty of Mathematics offers training for a PhD Degree. Both Departments offer a three year PhD in which students conduct original research in mathematics, before submitting a single dissertation and taking an oral examination. In addition, there are two training centers which cover work in both Departments: Cambridge Centre for Analysis (CCA) and Cambridge Mathematics of Information.  Both centers offer a four year PhD course with a structured first year.
Faculty of Education Courses
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Further Information

If you have questions not answered in these pages, please contact the Faculty Postgraduate Office.