Study Mathematics with Oxford Summer Courses

Mathematics Summer School

Our mathematics course is specifically tailored to meet your ability and understanding of the underlying material. The tutorial format focuses on solutions to problem sheets rather than the discussion-based tutorials.

Mathematics can be sub-divided into many individual disciplines, all of which are available for students to study. Previously, our mathematical finance course has proved popular, covering mathematical accounting and financial derivatives, beginning with basic options and futures and moving through to more complex exotic products.

Courses

At Oxford Summer Courses we are committed to the best academic experiences and to the personalised learning that has made Oxford a global academic force. So while all of our tutors are at the top of their fields depending on your age you'll be taught in slightly different ways. We use small group seminars to ensure that you get greater attention than you could elsewhere. On top of that if you're aged 16-17 or 18-24 then you'll receive weekly tutorials from leading academics mirroring the teaching method that makes Oxford a world-renowned university. Choose your Mathematics course below:

18-24 years

  • 2 and 4 week courses available
  • Oxford/Cambridge University accommodation
  • tutorials & group seminars
  • Breakfast and dinner included

Mathematics can be subdivided into many individual disciplines, all of which are available for students to study, including but not limited to:

  • Calculus - A study of Differentiation, moving from the topics covered into school to differentiation of functions involving many explicit and implicit variables.
  • Analysis - A formal study of Mathematics. Working from the fundamental axioms students will learn what a mathematical proof really involves, how to construct rigorous and sound arguments and will ultimately see how everything is built up from first principles.
  • Integration - A formal study of Integration using results from Analysis to prove rigorously results such as integration by parts and integration by substitution. The course then moves into Measure Spaces and integration in multiple dimensions.
  • Statistics - A course introducing statistical techniques and methods, with lots of real-life examples so students can relate the abstract methods taught to real world environments.
  • Linear Algebra - A first course in matrices moving into Vector Spaces and then into more abstract spaces such as Groups, Rings, Fields, and Banach Spaces.
  • Mechanics - This course covers everything from basic mechanics to objects in moving frames, oscillator equations, momentum, vector calculus and planetary motion.
  • Mathematical Finance - Covers mathematical accounting and financial derivatives, beginning with basic options and futures and moving through to more complex exotic products.
  • The Philosophy of Mathematics - This introductory course outlines major developments in mathematics and their philosophical impact. Students will develop an appreciation for how mathematical results often overlap with deep philosophical questions.
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  • Mathematics- 18-24 year olds course

    18-24 timetable

16-17 years

  • 2 and 4 week courses available
  • Oxford/Cambridge University accommodation
  • tutorials & group seminars
  • Breakfast and dinner included

We maintain a flexible outlook on our 16-17 year old course, giving students a wide choice of topics to choose from for their seminars and tutorials. This allows you to focus on the areas of mathematics that interest you, whether it is complex calculus, statistical techniques or theories of mechanics.

You'll enjoy group seminars where you can discuss and interact with other like-minded students, tutorials, where you can delve into topics of interest with your expert tutor, and numerous mathematical challenges and questions along the way. It's the perfect preparation for complex mathematics in the future.

13-15 years

  • 2 and 4 week courses available
  • High quality Oxford accommodation
  • Maximum 6 students per class
  • Breakfast and dinner included

The Mathematics course at Oxford Summer Courses is designed to improve your understanding of the subject through a series of seminars which will help you to strengthen and improve your understanding of key topics such as algebra, geometry and statistics. Our tutors will guide you to build your mathematics knowledge and ability.

We also supplement our small group seminars with practical workshops that provide a great challenge as you'll use the concepts learned in the seminars and apply them to solve real world problems.

Staff

Stuart Thomson

Stuart is an applied mathematician working toward his DPhil in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford. Born in Scotland, he initially studied physics and mathematics at the University of Glasgow before completing a Masters degree at Oxford. His primary interests are in the application of mathematics to problems arising in industry, which requires expertise in partial differential equations, asymptotic analysis, and scientific computing. During his time at Oxford, he has had the opportunity to teach some of the finest young minds in mathematics in a variety of subject areas from Newtonian mechanics to Quantum Theory, and fundamental calculus to numerical analysis.

Prices and Dates

Courses for 13-15, 16-17 and 18-24 year olds:

  • 2 week courses: £3,895
    • • 25th June to 8th July, Cambridge (13-15 age group)
    • • 25th June to 8th July, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 age groups) limited availability
    • • 2nd July to 15th July, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 age groups) limited availability
    • • 9th July to 22nd July, Cambridge (13-15 age group)
    • • 9th July to 22nd July, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 age groups) limited availability
    • • 16th July to 29th July, Cambridge (16-17 and 18-24 age groups) limited availability
    • • 16th July to 29th July, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 age group) limited availability
    • • 23rd July to 5th August, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 age groups)
    • • 30th July to 12th August, Oxford (16-17 and 18-24 age groups)
  • 3 week credit-bearing course at Wroxton College: £5,645
    • • 2nd July to 22nd July, Wroxton College (18-24 age group)
  • 4 week courses: £7,395
    • • 25th June to 22nd July, Cambridge (13-15 age group)
    • • Oxford, (16-17 and 18-24 age group) contact Admissions Office to check availability at info@oxfordsummercourses.com

Included in the price is:

  • All teaching, including tutorials (16-17 and 18-24 only) and small group seminars
  • Accommodation and breakfast every day
  • All evening meals at local restaurants (16-17 and 18-24 only)
  • A three-course college banquet on Friday evening
  • Lunch for students aged 13-15 three times a week and all evening meals (3 times a week at local restaurants)
  • All activities and excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance.

Courses for 10-12 year olds:

Held at Wycombe Abbey

  • • One week: £1,495 – Starting July 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd
  • • Two weeks: £2,795 – Starting July 2nd, 9th and 16th
  • • Three weeks: £3,995 – Starting July 2nd and 9th
  • • Four weeks: £5,195 – Starting July 2nd

Included in the price is:

  • All teaching, including small group seminars
  • Accommodation
  • All meals including lunch
  • All activities and excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance.

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