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Course closed:

Mathematics (Theoretical Physics) is no longer accepting new applications.

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal. There, you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and you can also request your references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the application fee if applicable. For further information on application fees, and which courses require an application fee, see here.
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

The deadline for applications, including all supporting documents and references is 11:59pm (midnight) UK time on Thursday 8 February 2024. If you wish to be considered for funding as part of the University Postgraduate Funding Competition, please ensure that you apply by the relevant (earlier) deadline, namely Thursday 4 January 2024. These deadlines are strict, and we cannot accept applications except through the applicant portal.

For admissions purposes only, the MASt is divided into four streams:

  • MASt in Mathematics (Applied Mathematics) (code: MASA)
  • MASt in Mathematics (Pure Mathematics) (code: MASP)
  • MASt in Mathematics (Mathematical Statistics) (code: MASS)
  • MASt in Mathematics (Theoretical Physics) (code: MASTH)

Applicants should apply to the stream that best fits the academic interests they wish to pursue in Part III. It may be helpful to review the Advice by Subject Area and Guide to Courses on our webpages to determine which is the most appropriate stream for you.

Applicants who feel that their application might suit more than one stream are strongly encouraged to apply under a single course code only and to detail the breadth of their mathematical interests on the application form. Applications will be assessed by the Admissions Officers with the most relevant expertise.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. Both Departments particularly welcome applications from women since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented in our student cohorts.

Selection Process

Applications are under review between November and March. While some decisions are made straight away, most applications are held until later in the admissions cycle so that they can be reviewed alongside other applications to the course. We aim to have all decisions made by the end of April. These decisions are final. You will receive updates through the Applicant Portal at key stages of the process.

Further information on How To Apply

Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Reasons for applying (1500 characters)

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.

Key Information

9 months full-time

Study Mode : Taught

Master of Advanced Study

Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 4, 2023
Application deadline
Feb. 8, 2024
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2024

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

Course Funding Deadline
Jan. 4, 2024
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 11, 2023

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2024, Lent 2025 and Easter 2025.

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