Please direct enquiries about undergraduate admissions to the undergraduate [dot] admissions [-at-] maths [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk (Schools Liaison Officer).
NOTE: General and non-mathematical admissions enquiries are handled centrally by the admissions office.
IMPORTANT: In 2013, as in 2012, the Admissions Testing Service (formerly Cambridge Assessment) will be organizing the distribution and receipt of the Mathematics Test (in a similar manner to arrangements for the Physics and History tests). This will mean the need of a separate registration with the Admissions Testing Service by the application date of October 15th (5pm BST). See the "Information on the Admissions Test" link below.
IMPORTANT: Standard offers for those in the A-level system who are applying by October 15th 2013 for entry in 2014 or 2015will be as follows:-
Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics and Philosophy: A*A*A with A*A* in Mathematics and Further Mathematics if taken to A2; or A*AAa with A*a in Mathematics and Further Mathematics if taken to AS; or A*AA with A* in Mathematics if Further Mathematics is not taken.
Mathematics and Computer Science: A*AA with A*A (in some order) in Mathematics and Further Mathematics (if taken) or A*AA with A* in Mathematics (if Further Mathematics is not taken).
- Mathematical Sciences Open Days
The open days in 2013 are: Saturday April 27th, Saturday May 4th, Wednesday 26th June, Thursday 27th June, Friday 20th September.
Departmental and University Prospectuses
Studying Mathematics at Oxford Booklet (The Departmental Prospectus in PDF format):
This includes information about the mathematics courses and also the various joint schools with Philosophy, Statistics and Computer Science
If you are based in the UK, and would like a paper copy of the Studying Mathematics at Oxford Booklet, then please undergraduate [dot] admissions [-at-] maths [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk (email the Schools Liaison Officer).
- Mathematics Entry in The University's Undergraduate Prospectus and also the entries for the joint degrees with Computer Science, Philosophy and Statistics.
- Order or download a copy of the University's Undergraduate Prospectus
Information on the MAT Admissions Test
Information on the Admissions Test:
This year's test date is WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2013, with applicants sitting the test in schools, colleges and test centres.
REGISTRATION WITH THE ADMISSIONS TESTING SERVICE IS NECESSARY BY 15TH OCTOBER.
The 2013 test will be in the same format as the 2006-11 tests. Two specimen tests (with solutions) in this format and the 2006-11 past papers are available.
Further Information for Prospective Students
Bridging The Gap:
For students about to begin studying mathematics or mathematically related subjects at Oxford and other universities; these pages contain explanatory material covering a wide range of topics and exercises of varying difficulties. Copies of the bridging notes can be bought from the Institute for £10 per copy - the price includes postage to UK addresses. Send a cheque for £10 payable to "The Mathematical Institute, Oxford", together with your address, to "Dr Richard Earl, Mathematical Institute, 24-29 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LB".
Single A-level Students:
For students with single A-level mathematics, who are coming to Oxford, or who are thinking of applying.
Practice Problems for New Students:
Examples of question sheets, sent out by many colleges to students in the summer before they begin their degrees.
College specific information:
Details of the mathematics courses taught at the individual colleges, how they are taught, numbers of students, names and interests of tutors, etc.
Admissions Criteria and Deferred Entry Policy:
Please also note the University's new English language requirements for all non-native English-speaking applicants, details of which can be found at www.admissions.ox.ac.uk/courses/enreq/english.shtml
Undergraduate Study Guide -- (PDF Version):
This is a guide to how students learn mathematics at Oxford and how university mathematics differs in general from A-level mathematics in style and content. It is sent out by many colleges to their new students in the vacation before they arrive. Part I is of use to prospective students, and Part II also, though this would be somewhat ambitious for year 12 students.