|| Prior work experience is not required but relevant work experience is appreciated.
|| 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 as your native language
IELTS minimum overall score of 7.5, with not less than 7.0 in each element
TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) minimum overall score of 110, with not less than 25 in each element
Prior work experience is not required but relevant work experience is appreciated.
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.
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 Test result out-of-date or not up to the required standard?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.
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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Deadline for applications: 29 Jun 2017
However we recommend you apply before December.
Cambridge Trusts funding deadlines are 12 October for US applicants, 7 December for applicants from all other countries.
There are a number of scholarships available to MPhil in SMO students, ranging from University of Cambridge and College scholarships to corporate research funding.
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