Information for Part B and C Students

This page contains information for third and fourth year students and is primarily for Mathematics, and Mathematics and Philosophy students. You are also encourage to consult the undergraduate handbook (and supplements) 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

Lectures

Intercollegiate Classes

Projects

Part C 2018-19 

MMathPhys

Language Classes

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 (12noon) Registration for intercollegiate classes closes
Week 1, Thursday (5pm) Undergraduate Welcome Party (all students welcome)
Week 4, Monday (12noon) Deadline for changing the intercollegaite classes you are attending.
Week 5, Friday Deadline to apply for mathematics options requiring special approval (M&P students)
Week 7, Tuesday Jobs for Mathematicians Event

Hilary Term

 
Week 0, Thursday Registration for intercollegiate classes opens
Week 1, Monday (12noon) Registration for intercollegiate classes closes
Week 1, Friday Deadline for applying to transfer to the MMathPhys (Part B students)
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 8, Monday (12noon) Part C mini-projects released
Week 10, Monday (12noon) Deadline for submission of CD/OD dissertations, BE essays, O1 essays and BSP projects
Week 11, Monday (12noon) Deadline for submission of Part C mini-projects

Trinity Term

 
Week 1, Monday (12noon)  Deadline for submission of BSP peer review reports and BN1.2 coursework
Week 2, Friday Finals forum - revision advice
Week 4, Friday Part C options fair (Part B students) - provisional date
Week 5, Monday Provisional start date of the Mathematics and Philosophy exams
Week 6, Monday Provisional start date of the Mathematics exams
Week 10, Friday (5pm) Deadline for registering for Part C options (Part B students)

Lectures

The lecture list will be published termly and a timetable specific to your year of study will be made available online.

Intercollegiate Classes 

You will attend six hours of intercollegiate classes for each Part B/C course you take.  You will need to sign up for intercollegiate classes at the start of Michaelmas and Hilary term.s 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 and, unless you are instructed otherwise, these should be submitted to the work hand-in area located next to L2.

Mathematical Institute Class Registration 

Mathematical Institute Class Information

Department of Statistics Class Information

Department of Computer Science Class Information

In Trinity term revision consultation sessions are held and the timetable for these sessions can be found here.

Projects 

Information about the Part B BE/OE essays and the Part C CD/OD dissertations can be found on the Projects page.  Information about the Part B BSP projects can be found on the BSP course page

Registering for Part C 2018-19 

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 the equivalent of eight 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 2018 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. An options fair will be held in Trinity term and at this representatives from the subject panels will be available to discuss the courses offered and answer any questions you have.

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 2018-19 will be published in Trinity term 2018 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. An options fair will be held in Trinity term and at this representatives from the subject panels will be available to discuss the courses offered and answer any questions you have.

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.

Language Classes

Part B and C students may apply to take optional language classes run by the Language Centre.  In 2018-19, classes in French and German will be offered. Students' performances in these classes will not contribute to the degree classification awarded. Anyone interested in taking these classes will need to sit a preliminary test in week 1 of Michaelmas term.