Mathematical Institute and the Department of Physics, MMathPhys Applications for 2017 Entry

Applicants from outside Oxford applying for the MSc should follow the usual Oxford University postgraduate admission procedure explained here. Applications should be submitted for the second gathered field deadline in January (noon on Friday 20th January 2017 for entry in October 2017).

Oxford applicants currently enrolled on the MMath, MPhys or MPhysPhil course who wish to apply for the MMathPhys should submit their application by the same deadline (noon on Friday 20th January 2017 for entry in October 2017).

The following documents should be submitted by Oxford applicants:

  • A transcript for your university courses so far.
  • A concise personal statement (maximal one page) in English, providing the reasons for applying, evidence of motivation for and understanding of the proposed area of study, commitment to the subject beyond the requirements of the degree course, capacity for sustained and intense work, reasoning ability, the ability to absorb abstract ideas at a rapid pace and an indication of your intended pathway through the MMathPhys programme.
  • Two academic references which include information about your intellectual ability, academic achievement, academic potential, and motivation, particularly with regard to mathematical and theoretical physics and, if you have not yet completed your current degree, your likely performance (degree class or equivalent).  Please enter the names of your two referees below and ask them to email a reference by the deadline (noon on 20th January 2017) to

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