Mathematics

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A very broad course, with options from pure mathematics (e.g. topology, set theory, analysis) and applied mathematics & statistics (e.g. fluids, quantum theory, financial mathematics).

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Mathematics.

Overview

Overview πŸ”— 🌟 A good overview of the course with an outline of its structure, entry requirements, and more.

Prospectus πŸ”— Links to the prospectus, which provides more information about course structure (for joint courses also), admissions, careers and mathematical clubs/societies in Oxford.

Alternative Prospectus page πŸ”— 🌟 A colourful overview written by students on the Mathematics course. Also check out the main courses page πŸ”— for information on joint mathematics courses.

Course Materials πŸ”— Includes the lecture notes and the problem sheets that Oxford Maths students do on their course for all 4 years. Look here for a full list of options offered in 2nd year and beyond (may only be offered at the time of application).

More things to explore

'Applying to Oxford for Maths?' πŸ”— In this short video, a mathematician at Oxford shares her experiences, why she applied for Maths, and how she went about applying.

Official Oxford Mathematics Institute YouTube channel πŸ”— Includes recordings of actual Oxford Mathematics Lectures, both in Pure and Applied Mathematics, public lectures, and some more information about the courses.

Application Resources

Breakdown of How to Apply πŸ”— General information on the Oxford Admissions Process, selecting a course and college and registering to take the Maths Admissions Test (MAT).

Reading Lists πŸ”— 🌟 These lists, compiled by Balliol College, are 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.

Mathematics Department Interview guidance and mock interviews πŸ”— This official university webpage contains some example questions which may give you an idea of the kind of things you may be asked at interview.

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

Mathsaurus YouTube channel πŸ”— Videos made by an ex-Oxford Maths student working through past MAT and STEP questions.

Maths interview advice video πŸ”— General advice on interview preparation from students at Oxford and Cambridge studying Maths.

InsideUni Maths 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!