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The Department of Statistics offers both a 3-year BA and 4-year MMath in Mathematics and Statistics. The four-year MMath is naturally more challenging and provides the opportunity for more in-depth study. It also involves a project in a topic with a large statistical component. You do not have to make a decision about BA or MMath until the end of your second year. You may also want to compare and contrast this course with the BA/MMath in Mathematics offered by the Mathematical Institute .
For the first four terms this course is identical to the Oxford Mathematics course, up to and including the compulsory core of the second year of the Mathematics course.
In the remainder of the second year, Mathematics and Statistics students have a choice of topics in probability and statistics. The third and (optional) fourth year has no compulsory courses and a wide range of options available from both Mathematics and Statistics.
You can find full details of the Mathematics and Statistics course content on our website.
You can find out more about our course by visiting us during an Open Day. There are three University Open Days on Wednesday 2nd July, Thursday 3rd July and Friday 19th September, during which you will also have the opportunity to visit colleges and have a look around Oxford. In addition there are two Departmental Open Days run jointly with the Mathematical Institute on Saturday 3rd May and Saturday 10th May. Booking is required for Departmental Open Days but not for University Open Days. You can also read our Mathematics and Statistics course brochure.
You will need to check that you are on course to meet the entry requirements for this course. In addition to good GCSEs, our standard offers are generally:
A-level: A*A*A, with A*s in Mathematics and Further Mathematics (if taken). Further Mathematics is highly recommended.
Advanced Highers: AA/AAB with A in Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate: 39 points including 7 in Higher Level Mathematics and a further 6 6.
You can find out more information about international qualifications on the main University website. Non-native English speakers will need to make sure they satisfy the University’s English language requirements.
Please also consult the undergraduate prospectus entry for our course.