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.
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.
Graduates pursue careers in research into mathematics and/or computer science or industry.
- 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
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesMathematics Computer Sciences View 264 other Masters in Mathematics in United Kingdom
- Official transcript(s)
- 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
International28560 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28560 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10970 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 10970 GBP per year during 12 months.
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