Information for Part B Students

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. 

Key Dates

PDF icon Guide to Mathematics Options at Part B (2019-2020)

Lectures

Intercollegiate Classes

Options Fair

Projects

Language Classes

Registering for Part C 2021-22

MMathPhys

Key Dates 

Michaelmas Term

 

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)

Hilary Term

 
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
   

Trinity Term

 
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 

Lectures

 

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.

Intercollegiate Classes 

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).

Mathematical Institute Class Registration 

Mathematical Institute Class Information

Department of Statistics Class Information

Department of Computer Science Class Information

In Trinity term revision sessions are held. See the consultation session timetable for further information.

Options Fair 

Options Fair videos: Log into Panopto and go to 2020/2021> Options Fair folde(last updated: 15:00 24/05/2021)

Part C Options offered in 2021-2022File 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

Statistics options

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 richard.earl@maths.ox.ac.uk with your questions about project options. 

Projects 

Information about Part B BE/OE essays can be found on the Projects page.  Information about the Part B BSP projects can be found on the BSP course page

Language Classes

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. 

Registering for Part C 2021-22

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.

Mathematics

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.

MMathPhys 

Part B Mathematics students may apply to transfer to the MMathPhys. For further information please see the MMathPhys website.