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Graduate Admissions

Teaching

The course consists exclusively of research.

One to one supervision

The University of Cambridge publishes an annual Code of Practice which sets out the University’s expectations regarding supervision. All students are assigned a research supervisor and an advisor.

The department also produces a Research Student Handbook that describes in detail how these principles apply within DAMTP.

Placements

As a condition of their funding some students may spend time on industrial placements as part of their PhD.

Feedback

Students can expect to receive an online feedback report from their supervisor each term.

Assessment

Thesis

Assessment for the PhD is by submission of a dissertation and oral examination only. There is no standard format for the dissertation in mathematics (ie no prescribed word limit).  Candidates should discuss the format appropriate to their topic with their supervisor.

The Mathematics Degree Committee approves the research title of the thesis, appoints examiners and scrutinises the reports of those examiners before making a recommendation on the outcome. The Board of Graduate Studies takes the final decision on award of the degree following the Degree Committee recommendation.

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Key Information


3 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Dec. 6, 2017
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2018
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
March 1, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2019
Course Starts
April 10, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
June 28, 2019
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Lent 2020

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2019
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2020
Course Starts
April 10, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 3, 2019
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 10, 2018

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