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Mathematics and Computer Science

Combining the incredibly theoretical side of Mathematics with the practical nature of Computer Science, allowing a deep understanding of the rules which underpin entire fields of study.
βŒ›οΈLast updated: July 7, 2020, 1:05 p.m.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Mathematics and Computer Science.

Overview

Overview πŸ”— A good overview of the course with an outline of its structure and options.

Faculty website πŸ”— 🌟 This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources.

Alternative Prospectus πŸ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Oxford Student Union; it’s written based on students’ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a Mathematics and Computer Science student is like, compared to official materials.

More

YouTube video πŸ”— 🌟 This video was produced by the Computer Science department about the course.

Computer Science projects πŸ”— Students discuss the practical projects they completed as part of the undergraduate course.

β€˜Applying to Oxford for Maths?’ video πŸ”— 🌟 In this short video, a Mathematician at Oxford shares her experiences, why she applied for Maths and how she went about applying.

Application Resources

Computer Science admissions page πŸ”— Check out the Maths Admissions Test (MAT) and Interview tabs on the left hand side, as well as the student experiences.

Maths Admissions Test information πŸ”— All applicants are required to take the Maths Admissions Test (MAT). Find out more here.

Reading Lists πŸ”— 🌟 These are the reading lists for the papers that first-years take. Don’t be intimidated by how long they are; they’re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

Maths FAQs πŸ”— 🌟 These FAQs are on undergraduate Maths at Oxford, mainly on admissions, the MAT and interview.

Sample interview questions πŸ”— 🌟 A useful collection of example interview questions. Remember, it is very unlikely that these exact questions will come up in your interview, but this resource may give you an ides of what sort of questions to expect.

Maths interview guidance πŸ”— Advice on preparing for Maths interviews, including a mock interview example.

InsideUni Mathematics and Computer Science interview experiences πŸ”— 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!

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