On an Oxford Maths degree you are encouraged to ask questions and find solutions for yourself. We will begin by teaching you careful definitions so that you can construct theorems and proofs. Above all, mathematics is a logical subject, and you will need to think mathematically, arguing clearly and concisely as you solve problems. For some of you, this way of thinking or solving problems will be your goal. Others will want to see what else can be discovered. Either way, it is a subject to be enjoyed.
Maths at Oxford
An introduction to the Andrew Wiles Building and to the Mathematics courses at Oxford, led by Dr Richard Earl, Director of Undergraduate Studies.
Our tutors are looking for people who are good at solving Mathematics problems and who have the potential to succeed on course. The videos below explain three steps of the admissions process where you can explain or demonstrate your skill.
You can use the UCAS personal statement to explain why you'll do well on one of our academically-demanding Mathematics courses.
How to prepare for the MAT
The MAT is designed to be approachable for all students, including those without Further Mathematics A-level or equivalent. It aims to test the depth of mathematical understanding of a student rather than a breadth of knowledge.
We interview about three candidates per place for Mathematics. The interviews are academic in nature; we want to see you solve more Mathematics problems, and the interviewers are there to help.
Missed the livestreams from the Virtual Open Days? Watch them below.