University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

This programme is preparation for mathematical research and is also a valuable course in mathematics and in its applications for those who want further training before taking posts in industry, teaching, or research establishments. Students admitted from outside Cambridge to Part III study towards the Master of Advanced Study (MASt). Students continuing from the Cambridge tripos for a 4th year, study towards the Master of Mathematics (MMath). There are normally about 80 courses, covering an extensive range of pure mathematics, probability, statistics and the mathematics of operational research, applied mathematics and theoretical physics. They are designed to cover those advanced parts of the subjects that are not normally covered in a 1st degree course, but which are an indispensable preliminary to independent study and research.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirement is a 1st class Honours degree or equivalent in mathematics, physics, statistics or another subject with significant advanced mathematical content. Applicants whose 1st language is not English may be asked to provide evidence that they meet the required level.

Course modules

Students may freely mix courses offered by the two departments. Courses are worth either 2 or 3 credit units depending on whether they last for 16 or 24 lectures respectively.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on essays and formal examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Full-time £ 9,300 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
Full-time £ 16,800 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

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

Key information

Mathematics Graduate Office