Mathematics and Philosophy

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An exciting and dynamic course which brings together mathematics and philosophy, focusing on informed and sophisticated problem solving.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Mathematics and Philosophy.


Oxford Course Overview πŸ”— 🌟 The University Course page will be a useful introduction to the course, its structure, entry requirements, and additional information.

Mathematical Institute overview πŸ”— The Oxford Mathematical Institute has also written this handy overview of the course, which includes more details on the course.

Oxford Video Overview πŸ”— 🌟 This video was produced by the University and includes testimonials from students, and advice from tutors about the course.

Alternative Prospectus πŸ”— The Oxford Student Union has produced a page on Mathematics and Philosophy in their Alternative Prospectus, which is an informal look at the course and includes student testimonials.

More things to explore

Course Handbooks πŸ”— 🌟 On this page, you can find the course handbooks for both the joint honours Mathematics and Philosophy and single honours Maths courses. You may want to look through and compare the kinds of things you will learn, what you might miss out on if you take the joint honours, and debunk any worries about an enlarged workload.

Oxford Philosophy Podcasts πŸ”— These podcasts were produced by the Oxford Faculty of Philosophy and may be useful to you as a springboard into further research into a topic which particularly interests you.

Days in the Life πŸ”— This webpage provides some testimonials from students at Oxford, giving you a useful insight into a day in the life studying Maths and Philosophy, and may be useful when deciding whether this course is right for you.

Application Resources

Blog entry πŸ”— 🌟 This useful blog entry from a student runs through the full application process, integrating tips and tricks along the way. The blog entry also has a particularly useful section on interviews, which you may want to read in preparation.

About the Maths Admissions Test πŸ”— The Oxford Mathematical Institute has produced this handy webpage about the Maths Admissions Test (MAT), which includes information on how to register, how the test is marked and past papers which can be found towards the bottom of the page.

MAT Syllabus πŸ”— Use this to get an idea of what topics may come up in the MAT.

Sample MAT Syllabus Practice Questions πŸ”— Take advantage of these practice questions in preparation for the admissions test.

Sample MAT Syllabus Practice question Solutions πŸ”— Once you've had a go at some questions, see how you did using these solutions.

MathSaurus Channel πŸ”— Here there are plenty of videos working through solutions to MAT and STEP questions.

InsideUni Interview Experiences πŸ”— 🌟 You can find the student experiences for Maths and Philosophy here. We might be biased, but we think they’re useful!