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

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

Undergraduate study at the Mathematical Institute πŸ”— 🌟 Information about teaching, the different maths courses, and application guidance.

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.

More things to explore

Course Handbooks πŸ”— 🌟 On this page, you can find the course handbooks for the different Maths courses.

'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.

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

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).

Maths Admissions Test (MAT) information πŸ”— 🌟 If you are applying for any Maths course at Oxford, you will have to take the MAT. 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.

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.

Mathematical Institute interview guidance 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 interviews.

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!