For the first four terms the Mathematics and Statistics 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 choose to graduate after three years with a BA, or to continue to a fourth year to graduate with MMath. The fourth year includes a dissertation in a topic with a large statistical component. You don’t have to make the decision about BA or MMath until you are in your third year, and progression depends on academic performance.
For more information about the assessment procedures and the syllabus, you can consult the course handbook and syllabus synopses.
|1st year||2nd year||3rd year||4th year
|Compulsory first year includes:
||Current core courses:
| Current options include:
||Current options include:
|First University examinations:
Five compulsory papers
Computational mathematics projects
|Final University examinations, Part A:
Five core papers and four or five optional papers
|Final University examinations, Part B:
The equivalent of eight written papers including assessed practicals
|Final University examinations, Part C:
The equivalent of eight written papers.
Currently upper second in Parts A and B, as well as an upper second in Part B alone, is required to progress to Part C.
The Maths and Stats Undergraduate Brochure gives some more information about life at Oxford and the application process.