Oxford’s Mathematics course builds a very strong foundation of mathematical knowledge before allowing you, as you grow in confidence and mathematical knowledge, to tailor your studies to suit your own interests. Through both departmental lectures and College teaching in the form of classes and small group tutorials, you receive a solid foundation in Mathematics with compulsory core teaching in first and second years. You are then able to build upon this as you pursue your own interests in subsequent years, and the degree allows scope for working with Mathematics in a number of ways.
Mathematicians at Univ form a very strong community both academically and socially, and they are supported by a caring and engaged team of tutors. Thanks to a major benefaction in 2005, the College has been able to establish generous annual prizes (named the Nathan Prizes, after a former Univ mathematics student), which are awarded for outstanding performances in university examination papers in mathematics. Univ supports all of its students whose courses place a heavy emphasis on Maths with an introductory Maths Week at the start of their first year. This is to ensure you are as prepared as possible to be successful in your studies.
As well as the Mathematics course the College also teaches students for Mathematics in combination with Statistics, Computer Science, or Philosophy and there are plentiful opportunities for discussing the subject from varied points of view.
There is a wealth of information about the Mathematics course structure, possible option choices, and admissions criteria on the University of Oxford’s main website, available here.
Any undergraduate degree at Oxford provides you with a wide range of transferable skills and therefore, Univ’s students tend to progress to a variety of careers. Oxford’s career service provides destination statistics for graduates.
Note About Tutor Changes
Univ is proud of our diverse and engaged team of academic staff. Please note, however, any individual tutor may move on and that in any given year a number of our tutors may be on research leave. We cannot therefore guarantee that you would be taught by the tutors listed on this website should you come here to study. The College will ensure that fully qualified staff are available to cover research leave. A number of Univ’s academic staff are primarily involved in research and, therefore, some of the academic staff listed on our website may not deliver undergraduate teaching.