## Can you study maths at Oxford?

There are two Mathematics degrees, the three-year BA and the four-year MMath. Decisions regarding continuation to the fourth year do not have to be made until the third year. The first year consists of core courses in pure and applied mathematics (including statistics).

**How hard is mathematics at Oxford?**

Maths at Oxford is hard, challenging, and you are continually pushed. First year is especially gruelling because of the sheer volume of content you are studying.

**Is Oxford known for math?**

Today, the city of Oxford and its world-class university leads the way for many mathematical pursuits. Working across all fields from pure number theories to understanding the mechanics of its brain, it’s home to over 850 undergraduate students, 350 masters and doctoral students, as well as over 200 academic staff.

### How long is a math PHD at Oxford?

3 to 4 years

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Full Time Only | |
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Course code | RD_MS1 |

Expected length | 3 to 4 years |

Places in 2022-23 | c. 60 |

Applications/year* | 460 |

**How many people get into Oxford maths?**

9.7

Courses with the highest number of applicants per place (all domiciles, three-year total 2019–2021)

Course | Number of applicants per place |
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Mathematics | 9.7 |

PPE* | 9.4 |

History & Politics | 9.4 |

Physics | 8.8 |

**How many people apply Oxford maths?**

In 2018 over 21,500 students applied for one of the 3,300 places in the entering class, an increase in applications of over 4,000 in the past five years.

## Do all Oxford colleges offer maths?

Whilst every undergraduate college (except Harris Manchester) offers Maths, if you choose to study one of our joint schools (Maths & Statistics, Maths & Philosophy, or Maths & Computer Science) your college choice is more limited. In particular; Hertford and Pembroke do not currently offer Maths & Statistics.

**How do I become a PhD at Cambridge maths?**

Academic requirements The usual minimum entry requirement is a first-class honours degree, awarded after a four-year course in mathematics or mathematics-related subject, or a three-year degree together with a one-year postgraduate course on advanced mathematics or a mathematics-related subject.

**Is DPhil same as PhD?**

A DPhil is the Oxford equivalent of a PhD. Both ‘PhD’ and ‘DPhil’ are abbreviations for ‘Doctor of Philosophy’, which is an advanced research qualification usually involving independent research to write an original thesis.

### What is the most competitive Oxford course?

Getting into Oxford or Cambridge University is an achievement in itself, but cracking your way into economics and management is another feat entirely. The subject has been revealed as the hardest Oxbridge course to gain access to, with an acceptance rate of just 7%.

**What is the most popular course at Oxford?**

English Literature There were over a thousand applications for Literature at Oxford in 2016, making it one of the most popular degrees offered. The course is popular because of the broad range of study available; students can study from the origins of the language right through to the latest contemporary texts.