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  • Qualification

    MASt - Master of Advanced Study

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

This course, commonly referred to as Part III, is a nine-month taught master's course in mathematics. It is 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, teaching, or research establishments.

Students admitted from outside Cambridge to Part III study towards the Master of Advanced Study (MASt). Students continuing from the Cambridge Tripos for a fourth-year study towards the Master of Mathematics (MMath). The requirements and course structure for Part III are the same for all students irrespective of whether they are studying for the MASt or MMath degree.

There are around 250 Part III (MASt and MMath) students each year; almost all are in their fourth or fifth year of university studies. Each year the Faculty offers up to 80 lecture courses in Part III, covering an extensive range of pure mathematics, probability, statistics, applied mathematics and theoretical physics. They are designed to cover those advanced parts of the subjects that are not normally covered in a first-degree course, but which are an indispensable preliminary to independent study and research. Students have a wide choice of the combination of courses they take, though naturally, they tend to select groups of cognate courses. Example classes and associated marking of (unassessed) example sheets are provided as complementary support to lectures.

After completing Part III, students will be expected to have:

  • studied advanced material in the mathematical sciences to a level not normally covered in a first degree;
  • further developed the capacity for independent study of mathematics and problem-solving at a higher level; and
  • Undertaken (in most cases) an extended essay normally chosen from a list covering a wide range of topics.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,411overall cost

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University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    1st

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    238 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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