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Faculty of Mathematics


The University of Cambridge undergraduate mathematics course is widely regarded as the best mathematics degree of its kind in the UK. Lecture courses are taught by some of the top mathematicians in the country, and you will receive unparalleled learning support as you study and outstanding pastoral care.

These pages provide information about the undergraduate mathematics course and how to apply.

*News - February 2016*: You may have heard that the university has introduced new written admissions assessments in many subjects; this is not the case in mathematics. As in previous years, we continue to use STEP as part of our conditional offer. We believe that STEP provides excellent preparation for university mathematics here and elsewhere.

Why study here?

  • One of the very best Mathematics courses in the UK: three year BA with optional fourth year MMath
  • Tuition typically in groups of 1-2 students throughout the first three years of your undergraduate course
  • Cambridge tops QS world university rankings for mathematics 2016
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How to apply

Applications are through UCAS, as for other Universities. However, at Cambridge the process starts earlier to allow time for considering applications and interviewing candidates.

Deadline: 15 October 2016 (for 2017 entry)
There is an additional deadline of 1 March 2016 for mature students (for 2016 entry).

Guide to Admissions and other useful documents.

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What qualifications do you need?

Typical offer: A*A*A at A-level and conditions based on STEP, but there is a great deal of flexibility.
Check out the help available for Further Maths and for STEP.

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Come and find out for yourself

  • Faculty Open Days 2016: Saturday 30 April and Saturday 7 May

  • University Open Days 2016: Thursday 30 June and Friday 1 July

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Hear from Cambridge staff and students

Watch this video to learn more about the course and admissions interviews from Cambridge staff and students.

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Other useful information

Links to the Faculty of Mathematics Guide to Admissions booklet, a suggested reading list and more.

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Further Information

If you have questions not answered in these pages, please contact the Faculty Undergraduate Office:

Phone: +44(0)1223 766879

Undergraduate Admissions,
Faculty of Mathematics,
Centre for Mathematical Sciences,
Wilberforce Road,
Cambridge CB3 0WA,
United Kingdom.