Mathematics and Statistics

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Mathematics and Statistics at Oxford is a unique joint honours degree which enables you to address the new types of data constantly emerging in society.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Mathematics and Statistics.

Overview

Oxford University Course Overview πŸ”— 🌟 This is the official University guide to the Mathematics and Statistics course.

Video Overview πŸ”— This video was produced by the University and looks over the course, including testimonials from students and advice from tutors.

Alternative Prospectus πŸ”— The Oxford Student Union has produced this unofficial guide to the Maths and Statistics course, which highlights at its heart how easy it is to switch to Maths and Statistics from a single honours Maths course at Oxford.

Mathematical Institute overview πŸ”— 🌟 The Oxford maths department has also created a concise overview of the Maths and Stats course.

More things to explore

It is important to note that a Maths and Statistics student studies the exact same course as single-honours Maths students in first year. After the first year, you can choose whatever modules you so desire, and you can easily switch from a Maths degree to Maths and Stats, or vice versa.

2019-20 Course Handbook πŸ”— 🌟 This is a freely available PDF version of the 2019-20 course handbook for Maths and Statistics. Of course, the material may change between years of entry, but it will give you a good idea of the options for study in each of the years.

Oxford Mathematics Channel πŸ”— The Oxford Mathematics department has a fantastic YouTube channel full of public lectures.

Example 1st year tutorial πŸ”— 🌟 This YouTube video shows a full first year example tutorial, which will give you an excellent insight into how teaching works in the mathematics courses (both single and joint honours).

Application Resources

Reading Lists πŸ”— 🌟 Balliol College has devised a handy reading list for Mathematics students entering first year (so is useful for first year Maths and Stats too). You might want to get your hands on one. It’s always good to include your critical thought on books in your personal statement.

Overview of the Maths Admissions Test (MAT) πŸ”— 🌟 The Oxford Mathematical Institute has produced this handy webpage about the 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 a sense of what topics may come up on the MAT.

Sample MAT Syllabus Practice Questions πŸ”— Take advantage of these practise questions as part of your preparation for the admissions test.

Sample MAT Syllabus Practice question Solutions πŸ”— Once you've had a go at some practise 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 Maths and Statistics interview experiences πŸ”— 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience and share some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!