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i think im gonna be applying for cs, i know oxford and cambridge require mat or step, but which other uis require them for cs
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i think im gonna be applying for cs, i know oxford and cambridge require mat or step, but which other uis require them for cs
This might be a dumb request, but can you define what you mean by 'mat' and 'step'?

I have never heard of these.
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I think Imperial does, but not completely certain
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This might be a dumb request, but can you define what you mean by 'mat' and 'step'?

I have never heard of these.
MAT is Oxford's Maths Aptitude Test, I think Durham uses it too but don't quote me on that, it's basically an entrance test.
STEP (sixth term examination paper) is Cambridge's version of an admissions test, generally you start studying for it in Jan of Year 13 and take up to 3 formal exams (STEP I, II, III) in June along with your other A Level exams. Warwick definitely uses STEP too.
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i think im gonna be applying for cs, i know oxford and cambridge require mat or step, but which other uis require them for cs
Should be able to find thes info in the Entry Requirements tab of each uni's CS course, I know stuff like this is listed on e.g. Warwick's Maths course so I should be right here - have a look at each course manually!
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MAT is Oxford's Maths Aptitude Test, I think Durham uses it too but don't quote me on that, it's basically an entrance test.
STEP (sixth term examination paper) is Cambridge's version of an admissions test, generally you start studying for it in Jan of Year 13 and take up to 3 formal exams (STEP I, II, III) in June along with your other A Level exams. Warwick definitely uses STEP too.
Good to know! Thanks
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Also step is only required for the computer science with maths course at cambridge not straight computer science.
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Also step is only required for the computer science with maths course at cambridge not straight computer science.
Ooooh, didn't know they offered a joint course!
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I can't really speak for STEP, but Oxford is the only one that requires MAT for Computer Science. I registered for MAT today and on the screen where you tick whichever uni/course you want to send your result to, only Warwick, Oxford and Imperial were there. Warwick & Imperial, however, only require it for courses ran by their respective maths departments. So it's only Oxford.
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ok thanks
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i think im gonna be applying for cs, i know oxford and cambridge require mat or step, but which other uis require them for cs
No. Cambridge doesn't require STEP for CompSci unless you are applying for the "CompSci with Maths" option.

Imperial sometimes adds a STEP requirement.
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i think im gonna be applying for cs, i know oxford and cambridge require mat or step, but which other uis require them for cs
Oxford has the MAT (hated that test with all my life)

Cambridge has their new CompSci admissions test. They give out STEP offers if you do CS + Maths for first year.

Imperial sometimes give out STEP offers for banter. Unsure what they do with maths and comp sci

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