This page contains information for third-year students and is primarily for Mathematics, and Mathematics and Philosophy students. You are also encouraged to consult the undergraduate handbook and examination conventions for your course. The information may be of interest to other joint school students but please also consult the website of the Department of Statistics or the Department of Computer Science as appropriate.
Guide to Mathematics Options at Part B (2019-2020)
|Week 0, Thursday||Registration for intercollegiate classes opens|
|Week 0, Friday (12noon)||Deadline for submission of project applications|
|Week 1, Monday (9am)||Registration for intercollegiate classes closes|
|Week 4, Monday (12noon)||Deadline for changing the intercollegiate classes you are attending.|
|Week 5, Friday||Deadline to apply for mathematics options requiring special approval (M&P students)|
|Week 0, Monday (by 5pm)||Registration for intercollegiate classes opens|
|Week 1, Sunday (9pm)||Registration for intercollegiate classes closes|
|Week 1, Friday||Deadline for applying to transfer to the MMathPhys|
|Week 2||Online entry for examinations will usually need to be completed this week|
|Week 4, Monday (12noon)||Deadline for changing the intercollegiate classes you are attending|
|Week 10, Monday (12noon)||Deadline for submission of BO1.1 essays, and BSP projects|
|Week 1, Monday (12noon)||
Deadline for submission of BSP peer review reports
Deadline for submission of BEE and BOE essays
|Online resources||Finals forum|
|Week 5||Part C options fair resources available|
|Week 5, Monday||Provisional start date of the Mathematics and Philosophy exams|
|Week 6, Monday||Provisional start date of the Mathematics exams|
|Week 11, Friday (5pm)||Deadline for registering for options|
In Michaelmas term 2020, all lectures will be pre-recordered and available in the week they would normally take place. The recordings can be accessed through the Mathematical Institute menu bar via Members>Students>Lecture Capture. You will require your SSO to access the lecture capture system.
The lecture list will be published termly and a timetable specific to your year of study will be made available online. The lecture course synopses, reading lists, and course materials are available here. This course management system also contains the schedule of units for Part B. These schedules explain which combinations of lecture courses you are permitted to offer for examination at Part B.
You will attend six hours of intercollegiate classes for each Part B course you take. You will need to sign up for intercollegiate classes at the start of Michaelmas and Hilary terms. You will be emailed information on how to do this. Once you have been assigned to a class, you can view the class information by following the link below (links to the class information for statistics and computer science courses are also given). For each class you will complete a problem sheet which will be handed in online (tutors to provide more details).
In Trinity term revision sessions are held. See the consultation session timetable for further information.
Options Fair videos: Log into Panopto and go to 2020/2021> Options Fair folder (last updated: 15:00 24/05/2021)
Part C Options offered in 2021-2022: Part C Maths Options list
If you have any questions regarding any of the Part C Maths options, please use the Part C Options: Ask a question form.
Stats options videos: https://canvas.ox.ac.uk/courses/67002/pages/part-c-courses-introductory-...
Projects - Options Fair resources
Please get in touch with Dr Richard Earl at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions about project options.
Part B Maths/Maths & Philosophy students may apply to take optional fast-track language classes run by the Language Centre. Follow the link for further information on the fast-track programme and funding.
Part B students will be asked to indicate in Hilary term whether they intend to remain on the MMath course or wish to transfer to the BA course. You are advised to discuss the right course of action for you with your College Tutor. You will need to achieve an overall classification of an upper second class or higher for Parts A and B together to progress to Part C.
All students are registered on the MMath versions of each course. If you subsequently decide to change to the BA option you must inform your college office who will, in turn, inform central administration and the departments. Please be aware that any change to your course may impact the level of your maintenance funding and the time taken to receive your student loan (you are advised to contact Student Finance https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance for further enquiries). Please note also that if you intend to change option you are strongly advised to do so before you take the Part B examinations.
Students staying on to take Part C will take a minimum of eight units and a maximum of ten units. One unit is the equivalent of a 16-hour lecture course. The equivalent of four units must be taken from the schedule of "Mathematics Department units" and may include a dissertation on a mathematical topic. Up to four units may be taken from the schedule of "Other Units" with not more than two from each category (Statistics options, Computer Science options, Other options). The draft list of courses will be published in Trinity Term 2021 and you will be asked to register for the options you intend to take by the end of week 10. You may alter the options you have registered for after this but it is helpful if your registration is as accurate as possible. Options Fair resources will be released online in Trinity term and you have have an opportunity to submit a questions to the 2021-22 lecturers using the Options Fair: Ask a question form.
Mathematics and Philosophy
Part C students need to offer for examination one of the following combinations of options.
- Eight mathematics units.
- Six mathematics units and one philosophy unit.
- Three mathematics units and two philosophy units.
- Three philosophy units.
The draft schedule of mathematics units being offered in 2021-22 will be published in Trinity term 2021 and you will need to register for the mathematics options you intend to take by Friday of week 10. You may alter the options you have registered for after this but it is helpful if your registration is as accurate as possible. Options Fair resources will be released online in Trinity term and you have have an opportunity to submit a questions to the 2021-22 lecturers using the Options Fair: Ask a question form.
The list of Philosophy subjects will be published in the Examination Regulations.
Part B Mathematics students may apply to transfer to the MMathPhys. For further information please see the MMathPhys website.