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The course consists exclusively of research.

Please note: part-time study may not always be viable and will be considered on a case-by-case basis, so please discuss this option with your proposed supervisor before making an application for this mode of study.

PhD students are often given the opportunity to teach problem-solving classes (college supervisions) for small groups of undergraduate students. 

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 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 / Dissertation

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

The Mathematics Degree Committee oversees the examinations process and is responsible for approving the research title of the thesis, appointing examiners and scrutinising the reports of those examiners before making a decision on the outcome.

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Key Information


3-4 years full-time

5-7 years part-time

Doctor of Philosophy

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. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2021
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2022

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

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2022
Course Starts
April 17, 2022

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

Michaelmas 2022

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
May 16, 2022
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2022

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

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Oct. 4, 2022
Course Starts
Jan. 5, 2023

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

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Jan. 14, 2023
Course Starts
April 17, 2023

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

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 6, 2022
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 13, 2021

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2022, Lent 2023 and Easter 2023.


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