Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics

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 either

We have a vibrant community of Mathematicians, Statisticians and Computer Scientists at undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral level.


Somerville students at the Mathematics and Computer Science schools dinner. Feb 2017.

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.


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