University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Research in the department can be divided into the following broad areas: applied and computational analysis, astrophysics, geophysics, fluid and solid mechanics, mathematical biology, quantum information, high energy physics, and general relativity and cosmology. Each student in the department of applied mathematics and theoretical physics (DAMTP) has a supervisor who is responsible for guiding their research and monitoring their progress. Each student is admitted to work within a particular subject area, and often with a specific supervisor; some students will work in close collaboration with their supervisor, or as part of a larger research group, while others may work more independently; collaborative projects may involve other researchers or groups outside Cambridge, in the UK or worldwide.

Entry requirements

1st class Honours degree, awarded after a 4 year course in mathematics, physics or engineering; or a 3 year degree together with a 1 year postgraduate course in advanced mathematics and theoretical physics. Part III of the mathematical tripos provides such a course. Note however that entry is competitive and a higher level of preparation may be required for research in some subject areas. Applicants whose first language is not English may be asked to provide evidence that they meet the required level.

Assessment methods

Students are examined for the degree by research dissertation and oral examination only.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 7,362 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 19,017 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Mathematics Graduate Office