Mathematics and Computer Science

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Combining the incredibly theoretical side of Mathematics with the practical nature of Computer Science, allowing a deep understanding of the rules which underpin entire fields of study.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Mathematics and Computer Science.


Course overview πŸ”— A good overview of the course with an outline of its structure and options.

Department of Computer Science overview πŸ”—

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

Alternative Prospectus πŸ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Oxford Student Union; it’s written based on students’ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a Mathematics and Computer Science student is like, compared to official materials.

More things to explore

Course handbook πŸ”— 🌟 This is a freely available PDF version of the 2022-23 course handbook for Maths and Computer Science. 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. Links to all the different single and joint honours Maths handbooks can be found here πŸ”—.

Course video πŸ”— 🌟 This video was produced by the Computer Science department about the course.

Computer Science projects πŸ”— Students discuss the practical projects they completed as part of the undergraduate course.

β€˜Applying to Oxford for Maths?’ video πŸ”— 🌟 In this short video, a Mathematician at Oxford shares her experiences, why she applied for Maths and how she went about applying.

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

Computer Science admissions page πŸ”— Check out the Maths Admissions Test (MAT) and Interview tabs on the left hand side, as well as the student experiences.

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.

Resources for prospective students πŸ”— 🌟 The Deaprtment of Computer Science has compiled a list of books, websites, and activities for prospective undergraduate students interested in Computer Science.

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

Sample interview questions πŸ”— 🌟 A useful collection of example Computer Science interview questions. Remember, it is very unlikely that these exact questions will come up in your interview, but this resource may give you an idea of what sort of questions to expect.

Maths interview guidance πŸ”— Advice on preparing for Maths interviews, including a mock interview example.

InsideUni Mathematics and Computer Science 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!