Can anyone tell me what they know about the DAMTP MASt program at Cambridge? I'm presently a fourth year undergraduate at an American university, and I intend to work toward a PhD in Physics from another American school. My plan was to apply to these programs this fall, but recently another option crossed my mind: I could take a year off to study math (and a bit of physics) at Cambridge. I'm wondering how well the MASt program prepares one for physics research, in particular work on quantum gravity. Does the program offer anything I couldn't get out of selectively auditing math classes at wherever decide I get my PhD? Any information, anecdotes, etc about DAMTP, MASt, Cambridge related stuff would interest me. Thanks for your input!