Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics and Computer Science at Balliol College

The Mathematical sciences form one of the largest subject groups at Balliol, and have been studied ever since the foundation of the College in 1263. Balliol was also one of the first three Oxford colleges to have a Tutorial Fellow in Computer Science, and undergraduate study in the subject is well supported here. All first-year and second-year core computing courses are taught in College, as are most other subjects in the first two years of the Joint School. The College Library is richly stocked with study resources in Mathematics and Computing subjects. In addition to the Tutorial Fellows in Mathematics and Computation, the Fellowship includes Nick Trefethen, the Professor of Numerical Analysis. The Oxford Internet Institute is also housed within Balliol.

There is a flourishing Mathematics society (BUMS: Balliol Undergraduate Maths Society), which helps introduce new Mathematics students to the College and also organises an annual dinner with a guest mathematical speaker.

Number of places at Balliol: 1-2


Coralia Cartis
Associate Professor, Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics
Edith Elkind
Research Fellow in Computational Game Theory
Professor of Mathematics, Billmeir-Septcentenary Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics, and Senior Fellow
Tom Melham
Professor of Computer Science, Fellow and Tutor in Computation, and Praefectus of Holywell Manor
Derek Moulton
Associate Professor, Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics
Vicky Neale (photo: Jennifer Balakrishnan)
Whitehead Lecturer in Mathematics and Supernumerary Fellow
Daniel Wilson
Graduate Teaching Assistant

About the course

Please see the Department of Computer Science website, and the Mathematical Institute website, and the University’s course pages.

Course requirements and selection criteria

Please see:

How to apply to read Mathematics and Computer Science at Balliol College