University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Our students begin their research with a good understanding of advanced material, which they build on in various ways throughout the course of their PhD studies. The topic of the research thesis may be chosen from the wide range of subjects studied within the department. Principal research areas are: pure mathematics: algebra, analysis, topology, discrete mathematics, geometry, number theory, algebraic geometry; statistics laboratory within department accepts graduates working in wide range of subjects within statistics, probability, operational research and systems theory; applications (to communications networks, financial modelling, physics, ecology, dynamic systems, archaeology, etc) form central part of laboratory's research.

Entry requirements

1st class Honours degree, awarded after a 4 year course in mathematics or mathematics/statistics, or a three-year degree together with a one-year postgraduate course in those areas. Part III (MMath/MASt) of the mathematical tripos provides such a course. Entry is competitive and a higher level of preparation may be required. Applicants whose 1st language is not English may be asked to submit evidence that they meet the required standard.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on written reports, oral assessments and a research dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 7,362 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 23,889 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