Teaching and Learning

A summary of the Mathematical institute's plans for teaching in Michaelmas Term 2021 can be found here.

Lectures 

The lecture list for the Part C courses available within all three departments will be published termly and a timetable specific to your year of study will be made available online. A list of the lecture courses available to OMMS and Part C students is available online. Course lecturers will post notes, problem sheets and other useful materials on each department's respective website. 

Mathematical Institute Course Information

Department of Statistics Course Information

Department of Computer Science Course Information

[Note: Not all the courses on offer at the Department of Statistics and the Department of Computer Science are available to Part C and OMMS students. Please refer to the lecture course link].

Please see our PDF icon Guide to Mathematics Options at Part C for more information on available Mathematics options.

Intercollegiate Classes

Each lecture course is normally accompanied by a set of four classes. There will be an introduction to the class scheme within the scheduled induction session in week 0 of Michaelmas Term. For each of the classes, there will be a problem sheet that students are expected to complete and submit prior to the class for marking by the class Teaching Assistant. Further details about the organisation of the classes can be found in the course handbook

You will be required to sign up for the Part C classes at the start of the Michaelmas and Hilary Terms. Prior to the start of term, an email will be sent detailing how to do this. Once you have been assigned to a class, you will be able to view the class details at the below links.

Mathematical Institute Class Information

Department of Statistics Class Information 

Department of Computer Science Class Information

In Trinity Term, consultation sessions, or revision sessions, are held for each course between weeks 2 and 5. The timetable for the sessions can be found here.

 

Course Registration - Part C students

Part C students are required to take 8 units, of which 2 will be a dissertation; you may take an additional 1-2 units if you wish. One unit is the equivalent of a 16-hour lecture course which is accompanied by 4 classes.

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 is usually published after your Part B exams in Trinity Term 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 which representatives from the subject panels will be available to discuss the courses offered and answer any questions you have.

Registration for classes occurs online and normally opens on Wednesday week 0 of Michaelmas Term and Hilary Term. This is the opportunity for you to finalise your course choices for that term. Class registration closes on the following Monday (week 1). The deadline for changing the classes that you attend is 12:00 Monday of week 4. 

 

Course Registration - OMMS students

OMMS students are required to take 8 units, of which 2 will be a dissertation; you may take 1-2 additional units if you wish. One unit is the equivalent of a 16-hour lecture course which is accompanied by 4 classes. For the non-dissertation units, you may take Mathematics units, Statistics units, and up to 2 units from the Department of Computer Science.

Once you have met the conditions of your offer, you will be asked to register for the options that you intend to take once arriving at Oxford. You may alter these choices once you arrive but it is helpful if your registration is as accurate as possible. The course list for the next academic year is usually made available early in the summer prior to the start date. For the 2021-22 academic year, the courses that will be offered to students can be found here

Registration for classes occurs online and normally opens on Wednesday week 0 of Michaelmas Term and Hilary Term. This is the opportunity for you to finalise your course choices for that term. Class registration closes on the following Monday (week 1). The deadline for changing the classes that you attend is 12:00 Monday of week 4. 

 

Course Handbook

The course handbook provides important information on the structure and content of the course, as well as key contacts and links.

 

Dissertations

As part of MMath and MSc course, both Part C and OMMS students will be required to offer a dissertation worth two-units.  The Dissertation page for this component contains various information, including information on choosing a topic and the guidance handbook. Throughout the year, there will be lectures on writing in LaTeX given by the Chair of the Projects Committee, as well as a dissertation information session taking place on Friday Week 0 of Michaelmas Term.

 

Departmental Support - Supervisors

MSc students will be assigned a departmental supervisor who acts as an advisor on all academic matters. A student's area of interest will be taken into account when assigning a supervisor. For advice on pastoral matters, MSc students can consult their college tutor. For further information, please refer to the course handbook.