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PhD in Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

University of Cambridge

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

This course is a three-year programme culminating in the submission and examination of a single research thesis. Students joining the course will often have completed prior study at a level comparable to our Part III (MMath/MASt) course and many have postgraduate experience. Our students, therefore, begin their PhD research with a good understanding of advanced material, which they build on in various ways throughout the course of their PhD studies.

Structure of the PhD

Students are required to undertake a minimum of nine terms of research (ie three years). Students are not registered for the PhD in the first instance but are instead admitted on a probationary basis. All students are assessed for registration towards the end of their first year of full-time study (usually June). This assessment is based on a short written report which is reviewed by two assessors. In the fifth term, there might also be a further assessment of progress, for which students submit a longer piece of written work and receive an oral assessment.

Research areas

The topic of the research thesis may be chosen from the wide range of subjects studied within DPMMS. It is expected that applicants to the PhD course will investigate the research interests and expertise of our academic staff prior to making a formal application. This may be done by consulting the research pages of our website, as well as the individual profiles of our academic staff.

Application deadline

30 June 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,531per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Cambridge

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  • 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%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5

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