Mathematics, Computer Science and Joint Schools
The College was named after the mathematician Mary Somerville and has a strong record in the subject.
We usually admit ten to twelve undergraduates each year to read Mathematics, Mathematics & Statistics, Mathematics & Computer Science or Computer Science.
In the first year almost all tutorials will be in College, as are about half of the tutorials in subsequent years. Lectures are held in the Mathematical Institute or the Computer Science Department, both of which are only a few minutes’ walk from Somerville. Details of the syllabus can be found on the departmental websites (see links below). Undergraduates go on from these degrees to many different careers, but among the most popular are accountancy, actuarial work, research, computing and teaching.
Most undergraduates who come up to read Mathematics or one of the joint subjects will have done two Mathematics A-levels, but a few of our students have done only one. Any other A-level subjects can be combined with Mathematics. It is not necessary to have a Computer Science A-level to read for a degree involving computer science.