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Cambridge Mathematics Part III Applicants 2024

As in previous years, since I couldn't find one for 2024:

To introduce yourself, please add the following (only if you are comfortable):

Current University and current course:
Prospective Course:
Prospective Colleges:
Current University Grades:
Any research experience/valuable information:

Application timeline:

- XX: submitted
- XX: last referee submitted/under review by department
- XX: Degree Committee
- XX: GAO
- XX: Conditional Offer
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Current University and current course: Mathematics, University in Germany
Prospective Course: MASt Math. Statistics
Current University Grades: 1.2/1.0, roughly equivalent 3.8/4.0

Application timeline:
- 04.01.: submitted
- 08.01: last referee submitted/under review by department
Current University and current course: MPhys Physics, University of Exeter
Prospective Course: MASt Math. Theoretical Physics
Current University Grades: 90%

Application timeline:
- 05.10.: submitted
- 03.11.: last referee submitted/under review by department
-13.02.: Decision Pending
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Current University: University of Surrey
Current course: MPhys Physics
Prospective Course: MASt Theoretical Physics
Prospective Colleges: Claire or Trinity
Current University Grades: 83%
Any research experience/valuable information:
- Experimental nuclear physics imaging research in imaging, involving algorithms, machine learning and AI
- Awarded prize for best overall performance in second year (83%)

Application timeline:
- 19/09/23: Application submitted
- 03/11/23: Last referee submitted
- 13/11/23: Under review by department
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Current University: Durham University
Current Course: Mathematics MMath (on 3rd year, will leave this year if I get an offer)
Prospective Course: MASt Mathematical Statistics
Prospective Colleges: Trinity/Churchill
Current Grades: 83% in year 1, 85% in year 2

Research Experience and Useful Info:

Bayesian Neural Networks with a neuroscience researcher, stochastic analysis project with a probability professor, both in summer 2023. Focused on probability, analysis and statistics as much as possible. I'm wondering if both a probabilist and a statistician will look at my application, since the pathway for people interested in either seems to be through Mathematical Statistics.

Application Timeline:

05/12/23: Application submitted with both referees

Still under review by department


From what I can see in threads like these in the past few years, MASt Mathematical Statistics tends to send updates much slower than pure or applied? I hope this is not the case, as I have to inform my current institute as early as possible that I intend to leave here without doing the 4th year of the MMath.
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I also asked this in the official postgrad applications thread but I imagine I may get a better answer here:
I'm currently doing B.Sc. maths at the University of Manchester and have applied for Part iii maths at Cambridge. In second year I averaged 92% but I'm worried about my chances of an offer due to doing quite badly in the first semester of year 1 (55%). However my average grade in semester 2 was 93% (so overall first year average of 74%). Do you think that my poor results in semester 1 might ruin my chances? Please be brutally honest..
Original post by 54654657
I also asked this in the official postgrad applications thread but I imagine I may get a better answer here:
I'm currently doing B.Sc. maths at the University of Manchester and have applied for Part iii maths at Cambridge. In second year I averaged 92% but I'm worried about my chances of an offer due to doing quite badly in the first semester of year 1 (55%). However my average grade in semester 2 was 93% (so overall first year average of 74%). Do you think that my poor results in semester 1 might ruin my chances? Please be brutally honest..

I heard that they care more about the grades in the second and third years than the first, and that they like to see an improvement among subsequent years. Your current grade averages to 83%, and Manchester is a decent university. I think you should have a good of a shot as anyone else with similar scores and good reference letters depending on your module choices. Which pathway did you apply to? Did you do relevant advanced modules in your second and third years for what you are applying for?
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Current University and course: Mathematics B.Sc. at German University
Prospective Course: MASt Math, Statistics
Grade: 1.3/1.0 so roughly 3.7/4.0 and top 2%

Timeline:

26.12.: Submitted
06.01.: Under review by department
22.01.: Decision made - Application unsuccessful

So I unfortunately didn't get an offer but wish you all great success!
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Original post by ShanghaiDoll
Current University: Durham University
Current Course: Mathematics MMath (on 3rd year, will leave this year if I get an offer)
Prospective Course: MASt Mathematical Statistics
Prospective Colleges: Trinity/Churchill
Current Grades: 83% in year 1, 85% in year 2

Research Experience and Useful Info:

Bayesian Neural Networks with a neuroscience researcher, stochastic analysis project with a probability professor, both in summer 2023. Focused on probability, analysis and statistics as much as possible. I'm wondering if both a probabilist and a statistician will look at my application, since the pathway for people interested in either seems to be through Mathematical Statistics.

Application Timeline:

05/12/23: Application submitted with both referees

Still under review by department


From what I can see in threads like these in the past few years, MASt Mathematical Statistics tends to send updates much slower than pure or applied? I hope this is not the case, as I have to inform my current institute as early as possible that I intend to leave here without doing the 4th year of the MMath.

I think I saw somewhere that they actually go over the stats applications the latest. I think it's pure, then applied then stats. Saw somewhere that the only difference between the 3 streams is when you'll actually be considered for the place.
Original post by cz1616161
Current University and course: Mathematics B.Sc. at German University
Prospective Course: MASt Math, Statistics
Grade: 1.3/1.0 so roughly 3.7/4.0 and top 2%

Timeline:

26.12.: Submitted
06.01.: Under review by department
22.01.: Decision made - Application unsuccessful

So I unfortunately didn't get an offer but wish you all great success!

sorry to hear that, wishing you best of luck in any other applications and for your future!
Original post by cz1616161
Current University and course: Mathematics B.Sc. at German University
Prospective Course: MASt Math, Statistics
Grade: 1.3/1.0 so roughly 3.7/4.0 and top 2%

Timeline:

26.12.: Submitted
06.01.: Under review by department
22.01.: Decision made - Application unsuccessful

So I unfortunately didn't get an offer but wish you all great success!

Sorry to hear that, I wish you the best of luck for any future plans! What German university are you currently at, if you don't mind me asking?
Current University and current course: Tier-2 Indian University; Completed 3 year BSc in Physics.
Prospective Course: MASt Mathematics (Theoretical Physics)
Prospective Colleges: Trinity College & St. John's
Current University Grades: 88%
Any research experience/valuable information: 2 years of research experience in General Relativity and High Energy Astrophysics (no publications); presently working with a member of DAMTP; attended lots of workshops and schools on General Relativity.
Application timeline:-
21/11/23 : submitted
01/12/23 : last referee submitted/under review by department
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I was moved to PAO last week
Original post by cashcartinarcst
I was moved to PAO last week

for what stream? e.g. pure, stats, applied...?
Original post by leahsfringe
Sorry to hear that, I wish you the best of luck for any future plans! What German university are you currently at, if you don't mind me asking?

Sorry for the late answer.
I am currently studying at one of the TU9 (leading technical universities in Germany)
Original post by flyingfish2
for what stream? e.g. pure, stats, applied...?

Pure math, submitted my application in early October
Original post by cashcartinarcst
I was moved to PAO last week

what date more specifically? any updates since then?
Got moved to PAO. This is basically 100% offer unless there is fraud in my application right?
Original post by wporterclarke
Got moved to PAO. This is basically 100% offer unless there is fraud in my application right?


From what it seems from past years, basically, yes, unless you’ve forged some of your documents. So, congratulations!
Submitted 2nd of Jan
Moved to PAO 31st of Jan

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