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Our requirements

Overview

Professional experience Prior work experience is not required but relevant work experience is appreciated.
Undergraduate achievement The minimum standard required is a First Class Honours or equivalent. This equates to a CGPA of 3.7/4.0. A degree with honours in a discipline with a strong quantitative orientation (e.g. mathematics, physics, engineering, mathematical economics) will normally be expected.
Maths and stats proficiency Degree-level mathematical training is expected.
English proficiency English as your native language
or
IELTS minimum overall score of 7.5, with not less than 7.0 in each element
or
TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) minimum overall score of 110, with not less than 25 in each element

Detailed requirements

Professional experience

Prior work experience is not required but relevant work experience is appreciated.

Undergraduate achievement

An excellent degree equivalent to a UK Bachelor's degree from a reputable university in a discipline with a strong quantitative orientation (e.g. industrial or general engineering, operations research, statistics, physics, mathematics, mathematical economics). In most countries the equivalent to a UK Bachelor is a first degree (Bachelor, Licentiate) but from some countries a master's level degree may be required. The minimum standard required is a First Class Honours or equivalent, which translates in most countries into 'A' grades. From the USA we expect a CGPA of 3.7/4.0. We take the standing and selectivity of the university as well as the student's rank within their class into account.

Maths and stats proficiency

Your first degree must have contained solid degree-level mathematics training, with courses in differential calculus, linear algebra, probability and statistics as a minimum requirement.

English proficiency

Applicants to the programme need to be fluent in English and we assess fluency in the following ways:

  • if English is your native language.
  • or you have an IELTS minimum overall score of 7.5, with not less than 7.0 in each element. The separate components must have been taken at the same time and in the past two years.
  • or if you have a TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) minimum overall score of 110, with not less than 25 in each element.

Not yet taken a language test? Test result out-of-date or not up to the required standard? Don't worry, you don't have to include your English language test scores with your initial application documents; they can be forwarded on later in the process. If you are made an offer, one of the conditions of entry will be getting the required standard of language test score.

GRE

Applicants are encouraged to take the GRE. Although this is not a formal requirement, for applicants whose first degree or master's is from a university not listed among the top 200 universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, a strong GRE test result may well make a difference.

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Applications closed

Admissions for entry in 2017/18 have now closed.

Applications for entry in October 2018 will open in September 2017.

Scholarships

There are a number of scholarships available to MPhil in SMO students, ranging from University of Cambridge and College scholarships to corporate research funding.

Find out more about scholarships