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 through excellence in teaching and research.

The Mathematical Institute offers a wide range of graduate courses, including both taught master’s courses and research degrees. 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
  • numerical analysis.

Graduate students are an integral part of the department, interacting with each other and with academic staff as part of a vibrant community that strives 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 University departments including Computer Science, Statistics and Physics, teaching several courses jointly. Strong links with industrial and other partners are also central to the department, especially for the recently established EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training in industrially focused mathematical modelling and partial differential equations.

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