Famous physicists Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking had two things in common. Not only was the discipline of mathematics central to their great works, but they both studied at Oxford University. This is just one of the reasons that Oxford is the inspired choice for the mathematicians of tomorrow.
There is another thing that mathematicians have in common and that’s curiosity. After all, maths requires you to ask questions and come up with answers. As a discipline, maths is behind some of the most important aspects of our everyday lives – from the way the economy works through to scientific innovations. Whatever your interests in the subject, it could be time to discover your niche by joining us on this Oxford summer course in mathematics.
Match your passion to your academic pursuit. Find a course that makes you never want to stop learning.
Listen to what past students have to say about our Oxford summer course in mathematics in this short video…
Oxford has long been home to some of the best mathematics tutors in the world. Meet the tutors who will be teaching you…
This summer course acts as a great introduction to university maths, where you will get a sense of where the subject can lead you and what exactly you can do with it. You are encouraged to pursue your own areas of interest through our interactive, tutorial-style teaching – taken from the renowned Oxford University.
Disciplines range from calculus and statistics through to the philosophy of mathematics. Whatever your individual interests, in this Oxford summer course in mathematics you will look at these areas more conceptually. Due to the small tutorial groups, our tutors can focus on your specific needs and interests – meaning you go away with a much more personable and relevant learning experience.
Avi Mayorcas is currently a DPhil candidate in Mathematics at Queen’s College Oxford. He has previously completed a BSc in Maths and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham followed by an MSc in Mathematics at King’s College London. He has had experience in both tutoring mathematics and working with young people before arriving at Oxford and while at King’s he was teaching assistant for a first undergraduate course in mathematical analysis. Outside of academia Avi also spent a year working for a civil engineering company in London and has a strong interest in applications of mathematics in engineering, physics and economics.
Dr Tom CrawfordBIO
Tom teaches maths undergraduates at the University of Oxford, specialising in Applied Maths. Alongside his teaching commitments, he works closely with the university access and outreach team and regularly gives talks in schools and universities across the UK. Tom’s award-winning outreach programme ‘Tom Rocks Maths’ website hosts videos, podcasts, puzzles and articles that aim to make maths entertaining and understandable to all. Some of his partners include BBC, the European Mathematical Society, Cambridge University Press, Oxplore – Oxford University’s Digital Outreach Portal, the Naked Scientists and New Scientist.
Sue Chen is currently studying Mathematical and Theoretical Physics in University of Oxford. Curious and passionate about technology, she explores interdisciplinary approach to scientific research using computing and is interested in application of Computer Science in finance. Having tutored for two semesters at a university level, she enjoys teaching and wants to bring to you the power and beauty of Computer Science.
Why not mix it up a little?
Are you torn between two subjects, or undecided on which city to study in? The good news is that you can often combine two subjects, or even split your studies between different UK locations.
"The tutors don’t simply teach us to jump through hoops; they adapt the tutorials to really make the most of our knowledge and potential. "
" I am so happy that I picked this course over any others and I truly feel that this was a once in a lifetime experience."
" Instead of just another high school lecture style class, my tutor made the class engaging and interesting so that at the end of a 3-hour class all I wanted to do was learn more."
"My Tutor gave me a list of topics we could cover during the course, ranging from the beginning undergraduate level to Master's degree level; I ended up choosing to do Graph Theory, as I thought this would be the most accessible and would sufficiently stretch my horizons. "
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