The course covers classical topics in pure and applied mathematics as well as probability and statistics, with an increasing emphasis on the latter in later years. The first two years of the course are almost exactly the same as the Mathematics degree.
Mathematics and Statistics at LMH
Lady Margaret Hall provides an excellent academic environment for undergraduates reading Mathematics and Statistics. The College has one of the largest undergraduate cohorts doing Mathematics and has excellent library facilities to support the School. We have a tutor who works in the Department of Statistics. There are a number of graduate students doing the MSc in Applied Statistics or studying for a DPhil in the Department of Statistics. Dr Christina Goldschmidt, Tutor in Statistics, won the University's Teaching Excellence Award in 2013 and 2016. Prof Michael Monoyios, Tutor in Mathematics, won a Departmental Teaching Award in 2014 and a University Teaching Award in 2007.
Some past students have gone on to careers in the financial and actuarial industries, others have gone into teaching, and some have pursued doctoral research.
What our students say
Oxford is certainly an excellent place to develop mathematically. With LMH’s financial and academic support, I conducted mathematical research in America and Oxford in two summers, presented papers at two academic conferences, and published two papers. But if I had found only mathematics in Oxford, that would have been disappointing indeed. Studying with passionate people opens vistas, and for me they included politics and film. I co-chaired the Oxford Chapter of Democrats Abroad and was honoured to be selected to attend the Telluride Film Festival Student Symposium.
While Oxford afforded me many opportunities, I was most grateful for LMH’s medicinal benefits; a stroll in the gardens along the Cherwell soothed my headaches better than any pharmaceutical palliative.