Study Mathematics Oxford Summer Courses

Mathematics

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 weeks courses available
  • Oxford/Cambridge University accommodation
  • Tutorials & group seminars
  • Breakfast & 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.

  • Mathematics- 18-24 year olds course

    18-24 timetable

16-17 years

  • 2 and 4 weeks courses available
  • Oxford/Cambridge University accommodation
  • Tutorials & group seminars
  • Breakfast & 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.

  • Mathematics- 16-17 year olds course

    18-24 timetable

13-15 years

  • 2 and 4 weeks courses available
  • Oxford/Cambridge University accommodation
  • Around 8 students per class
  • All Evening Meals, many at local restaurants along with lunch every teaching day

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.

  • Mathematics- 13-15 year olds course

    18-24 timetable

10-12 years

  • 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 weeks courses available
  • High quality accommodation at Wycombe Abbey
  • Around 15 students per class
  • All meals included
Mathematics

Our Mathematics course for 10-12 year olds is designed to improve children's understanding of the subject through a series of challenges and small group discussions that aim to strengthen and improve understanding. We'll delve into algebra and the first principles behind them, take a look in detail at geometrical mathematics and even step into statistics. Our tutors are there to guide students to build their mathematics knowledge and ability.

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

  • Mathematics- 10-12 year olds course

    18-24 timetable

Testimonials

Beomseok Kwon - Mathematics student from 2015

I found the statistics class very delightful. I especially liked how the tutor adjusted the level of the lessons if she thought that the student’s level was beyond the course. This kind of personalised learning is something that is unique to Oxford Summer Courses. Also it was a really quick way to construct an intuitive understanding of statistics. It is often in both pure and applied mathematics that as the level gets higher, the concepts and the theorems become harder to understand without concrete examples and applications of such theorems. The tutor was great at applying mathematical theories to real-life situations, through doing this it was a fantastic way to develop my understanding of mathematics!

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

Select your Age Range

Course start date
Courses – 09-10s 30/06/2019 07/07/2019 14/07/2019 21/07/2019 28/07/2019 04/08/2019
1 Week – Wycombe Abbey £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495
2 Week – Wycombe Abbey £2,795 £2,795 £2,795 £2,795 £2,795
3 Week – Wycombe Abbey £3,995 £3,995 £3,995 £3,995
4 Week – Wycombe Abbey £5,195 £5,195 £5,195
5 Week – Wycombe Abbey £6,295 £6,295
6 Week – Wycombe Abbey £7,395

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, in class sizes of 15 or less
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals, including lunch
  • A Graduation Ceremony
  • All Activities and Excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course start date
Courses – 11-12s 30/06/2019 07/07/2019 14/07/2019 21/07/2019 28/07/2019 04/08/2019
1 Week – Wycombe Abbey £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495 £1,495
2 Week – Wycombe Abbey £2,795 £2,795 £2,795 £2,795 £2,795
3 Week – Wycombe Abbey £3,995 £3,995 £3,995 £3,995
4 Week – Wycombe Abbey £5,195 £5,195 £5,195
5 Week – Wycombe Abbey £6,295 £6,295
6 Week – Wycombe Abbey £7,395

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, in class sizes of 15 or less
  • Accommodation
  • All Meals, including lunch
  • A Graduation Ceremony
  • All Activities and Excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course start date
Courses – 13-15s 23/06/2019 30/06/2019 07/07/2019 14/07/2019 21/07/2019 28/07/2019 04/08/2019 11/08/2019
2 Weeks – Cambridge £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge £7,895 £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including small group seminars (8 students or less) and subject related workshops
  • Accommodation and All Meals, every day, including evening meals at local restaurants
  • A Three-Course College Banquet, on Friday evening (this may differ for London programme students)
  • A Graduation Ceremony
  • 3 Full Day Trips and All Activities

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course start date
Courses – 16-17s 23/06/2019 30/06/2019 07/07/2019 14/07/2019 21/07/2019 28/07/2019 04/08/2019 11/08/2019
2 Weeks – Cambridge £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – London – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including tutorials and small group seminars and subject related workshops
  • Accommodation and Breakfast, every day
  • All Evening Meals, including those at local restaurants
  • A Three-Course College Banquet, on Friday evening (this may differ for London programme students)
  • A Graduation Ceremony
  • 3 Full Day Trips and All Activities

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance

Course start date
Courses – 18-24s 23/06/2019 30/06/2019 07/07/2019 14/07/2019 21/07/2019 28/07/2019 04/08/2019 11/08/2019
2 Weeks – Cambridge £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
2 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195 £4,195
4 Weeks – Cambridge £7,895 £7,895
4 Weeks – Oxford – Standard (shared bathroom) £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895 £7,895

Included in this price is:

  • All Teaching, including tutorials and small group seminars and subject related workshops
  • Accommodation and Breakfast, every day
  • All Evening Meals, including those at local restaurants
  • A Three-Course College Banquet, on Friday evening (this may differ for London programme students)
  • A Graduation Ceremony
  • 3 Full Day Trips and All Activities

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance