About the Course
The teaching provision at Jesus College is generous in relation to the number of Mathematics students. The college has tutors in all the main branches of Mathematics, who are committed to mathematical research as well as to teaching, and who together cover a wide range of subjects: Teaching in Mathematics, as in most other subjects, has two components: University lectures, and college tutorials or classes.
The ‘Studying Mathematics at Oxford’ brochure contains information about the course content and can be found here.
As for the College side; in the First Year the syllabus is compulsory, and all Mathematics students follow the same course. The lectures, which are interrelated, are intended to cover the syllabus completely. In tutorials and college classes, you discuss with your tutor what you have learnt from lectures, and work through your solutions to problems designed to test your understanding. Problems are set by the lecturers in the first year, though in some subjects your tutor may set different ones instead. Your tutor is also likely to suggest some reading to do, and this reading may also be discussed in the tutorials. (The college operates a generous book grant scheme, which subsidizes the purchase of necessary textbooks by undergraduates.) Tutorials are 'pupil-centred' teaching in which the student determines the subject matter; their usefulness depends entirely on how thoroughly the student has prepared for them.
To see the latest subject notes for Mathematics - which contain information about our tutorial fellows, the admissions process and the course itself - please consult the below link.