Ph.D. On Campus

Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

University of Cambridge

36 months
25758 GBP/year
8844 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics programme from University of Cambridge, is a three to four-year research programme culminating in submission and examination of a thesis containing substantial original work. PhD students carry out their research under the guidance of a supervisor, and research projects are available from the wide range of subjects studied within the Department.


Students in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics programme from University of Cambridge are admitted on a probationary basis in the first instance and are assessed for registration after roughly one year of work. A review of progress starts before the end of the third term of research when students are asked to submit a short report.  A more detailed appraisal and interview are conducted during the fourth term of their research.  

 For the fourth term assessment, two assessors are assigned to consider the academic progress of each student, including a record of their attendance at seminars and other related activities. Progress continues to be monitored throughout their PhD through regular online supervision reports.

Working Environment

DAMTP is part of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences or CMS. The site is shared with the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics and also with the Isaac Newton Institute and the Betty and Gordon Moore Library (the main university mathematical science library). 

CMS provides a modern, comfortable and well-equipped working environment for PhD students, facilitating day-to-day contact with academic staff and other students.

Programme Structure

Progress during the course

Students in DAMTP are not registered for a PhD in the first instance but are instead admitted on a probationary basis. All students are then assessed for registration before the end of their first year (normally after about 9 months of work). This task is carried out by two assessors who make a recommendation based on a short report submitted by the student, together with a record of their attendance at seminars or other related activities. A more detailed appraisal is then carried out during the student's 4th term, on the basis of a lengthier report and an interview.

Students are encouraged to give talks and seminars within the department, and to present their findings at conferences or meetings, once the time is right. Many students submit a prize essay at the beginning of their fifth term and the best essays each year meet the standards expected of publishable work. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two academic references 
  • Transcript 
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English 
  • Reasons for applying (1500 characters)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25758 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25758 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    8844 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8844 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part time:

  • National: £5,306
  • International: £15,454

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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