Mathematics | Graduate courses | University of Oxford
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Mathematics

Mathematics has been studied in Oxford since the University was first established in the 12th century. The Mathematical Institute aims to preserve and expand mathematical culture via excellence in teaching and research.

The Mathematical Institute offers a wide variety of graduate courses, encompassing taught master’s courses and research degrees. The department’s research and teaching covers the spectrum of pure and applied mathematics with researchers working in fields including: algebra, geometry, topology, logic, number theory, combinatorics, analysis, mathematical physics, mathematical finance, mathematical modelling, mathematical biology, networks and numerical analysis.

Graduate students are an integral part of the department - interacting with each other and other academics, they form a vibrant community striving to further mathematical study. As a graduate student at Oxford, you will benefit from excellent resources, extensive training opportunities and supportive guidance from your supervisor or course director.

The Mathematical Institute has strong ties with other departments within the University, such as Computer Science, Statistics, and Physics, sharing the delivery of teaching for several taught courses. Strong links with industrial and other partners are also central to the department, particularly for the newly established EPSRC centres for doctoral training in industrially focused mathematical modelling and partial differential equations.

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