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Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science

University of Oxford

12 months
Duration
27460 GBP/year
10550 GBP/year
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About

The Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, run jointly by the Mathematical Institute and the Department of Computer Science, focuses on the interface between pure mathematics and theoretical computer science. 

Overview

The Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science course at the University of Oxford, is suitable for those who wish to pursue research in pure mathematics (especially algebra, number theory, combinatorics, general topology and their computational aspects), mathematical logic, or theoretical computer science. It is also suitable for students wishing to enter industry with an understanding of mathematical and logical design and concurrency.

Supervision

The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the Mathematical Institute and/or the Department of Computer Science and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under exceptional circumstances a supervisor may be found outside the Mathematical Institute and/or the Department of Computer Science.

Graduate destinations

Graduates pursue careers in research into mathematics and/or computer science or industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The mathematical side concentrates on areas where computers are used, or which are relevant to computer science, namely algebra, general topology, number theory, combinatorics and logic. Examples from the computing side include computational complexity, concurrency, and quantum computing. Students take a minimum of five options and write a dissertation.

The course will consist of examined lecture courses and a written dissertation. The lecture courses will be divided into two sections:

  • Section A: Mathematical Foundations
  • Section B: Applicable Theories

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 700 words
    • Written work: Two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each
    • References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, all of which must be academic

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27460 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27460 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10550 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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