Visiting Students - Maths

Mathematics and Statistics

Most of the teaching of mathematics in Oxford, especially in the first two years of a degree, is done in tutorials. These are hour long lessons in college between a tutor, who is usually a senior member of the college, and a small group of students (typically a pair). This form of teaching is very flexible and personalized, allowing a tutor time with the specific difficulties of the group and allowing the students opportunities to ask questions.

Mathematics in Oxford covers a wide range of pure and applied mathematics, as well as mathematical physics. Statistics is taught alongside Mathematics in a coordinated degree, and students will have access to courses from both departments.

Most of the teaching of mathematics in Oxford is done in lectures, followed by tutorials. Tutorials are hour-long lessons in College between a tutor, often a senior member of the College, and a small group of students (typically a pair). This form of teaching is very flexible and personalized, allowing a tutor time with the specific difficulties of the group and allowing the students opportunities to ask plenty of questions. Some more specialised courses are taught in classes instead of tutorials. 

Visiting Students in mathematics generally have the ability to take courses ranging over the first three years of the Mathematics and Statistics syllabi. See the full list of courses available at the Mathematical Institute https://courses.maths.ox.ac.uk. Examples include

Analysis I-III (a full-year first course in abstract analysis)

Linear Algebra (abstract linear algebra, available both at beginner level and at more advanced level)

Group theory (abstract group theory, available both at beginner level and at more advanced level)

Abstract algebra (a combination of the two previous courses, at beginner or more advanced level)

Geometry (available both at beginner level and at more advanced level: Projective Geometry)

Metric Spaces and Complex Analysis

Differential Equations 1-2 (a two-semester course with many advanced aspects of DEs covered)

Dynamics

Fluids and Waves

Quantum Theory

Special and General Relativity 

Electromagnetism

Mathematical Modelling in Biology

Probability (available both at beginner level and at more advanced level)

Statistics and Data Analysis (available both at beginner level and at more advanced level)

Graph theory 

Network Science