Mathematics entry requirements

Mathematics entry requirements

This list allows you to compare typical A-level offers for mathematics university courses. Some offers listed here have been simplified to appear on the table so you should always check the university's website for any technicalities.

Offers may also vary each year so check if the table is up to date. Some universities give multiple offers (e.g. depending on whether you are studying further maths). In this case, you could be given one, some or all of the available offers. Some universities accept general studies and critical thinking for these offers but most do not. There may also be additional GCSE and/or English language requirements. Some universities give the same offers to most candidates, others could vary them.

When a university asks for a maths-related subject, this often refers to a science, economics, or further maths. Check the university website for details.

Capital letters represent A-level grades, lowercase letters represent AS grades. STEP exams are graded from S (best), 1, 2, 3, U. AEA exams can score a distinction, merit or fail.

UCAS points are calculated by adding up the number of points achieved from each subject. The number of UCAS points obtained from a full A-level is A*:140, A:120, B:100, C:80, D:60, E:40. At AS, the number of points is halved. See the tariff tables for other qualifications.

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Maths Further maths Maths-related subjects STEP/AEA Other requirements
University of Aberdeen Sep-12 [1] BBB     BB    
Aberystwyth University Sep-12 [2] 320 points B        
  Sep-12   280 points A        
Aston University, Birmingham Sep-12 [3] AAB-ABB B        
University of Bath Sep-12 [4] A*AB + step/aea A* A   2 or merit  
  Sep-12   A*AA A* A      
  Sep-12   A*ABa + step/aea A* a   2 or merit  
  Sep-12   A*AAa A* a      
  Sep-12   A*A*A + step/aea A*   included 2 or merit A in every maths module
University of Birmingham Sep-12 [5] AAA-AAB A        
University of Bolton Sep-12 [6] 260 points included       include another A2 subject
University of Brighton Sep-12 [7] BBB B        
University of Bristol Sep-12 [8] A*AA included   included    
  Sep-12   AAA + step included   included 2  
  Sep-12   AAAa A a      
  Sep-12   AABa + step A a   2  
  Sep-12   AAA included included      
  Sep-12   AAB + step A A   2  
Brunel University Sep-12 [9] ABB A        
University of Cambridge Sep-12 [10] A*AA + step included included   1 and 1 step papers required may be specified
  Sep-12   A*AA + step included included   1 and 2 step papers required may be specified
Cardiff University Sep-12 [11] AAB A        
University of Central Lancashire Sep-12 [12] 280-320 points B       points from A2 subjects only
University of Chester Sep-12 [13] 240-280 points C       points from A2 subjects only
City University Sep-12 [14] 360 points A       A in further maths accepted instead of maths
Coventry University Sep-12 [15] BBC B        
University of Dundee Sep-12 [16] ABB B        
Durham University Sep-12 [17] A*AA included included     A* in maths or further maths
  Sep-12   A*AAa A* a      
University of East Anglia Sep-12 [18] AAB A        
  Sep-12   ABB A B      
University of Edinburgh Sep-12 [19] AAA-ABB A       done in one sitting
University of Essex Sep-12 [20] 300 points B       B in another A2 subject
University of Exeter Sep-12 [21] A*AA-AAB A        
University of Glamorgan, Cardiff and Pontypridd Sep-12 [22] 300 points B        
University of Glasgow Sep-12 [23] ABB B        
University of Greenwich Sep-12 [24] 260 points C        
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Sep-12 [25] BBB included        
University of Hertfordshire Sep-12 [26] 280 points C        
Imperial College London Sep-12 [27] A*A*A included  included      
  Sep-12   A*A*A + step included included   2 from step II or III
Keele University Sep-12 [28] AAB A        
University of Kent Sep-12 [29] ABB A        
King's College London Sep-13 [30] A*AA A* A     A in further maths at AS if not taken to A2 (expected to be taken to A2 should your sixth form offer it)
Kingston University Sep-12 [31] 280 points C       pass in another A2 subject
Lancaster University Sep-12 [32] AAA A       A in further maths accepted instead of maths
University of Leeds Sep-12 [33] AAA A        
  Sep-12   A*AB A*        
  Sep-12   AAB A included      
  Sep-12   A*BB A* included      
  Sep-12   A*AC A* included      
  Sep-12   AABa A a      
  Sep-12   A*BBa A* a      
  Sep-12   A*ACa A* a      
University of Leicester Sep-12 [34] AAB A        
University of Liverpool Sep-12 [35] ABB A        
Liverpool John Moores University Sep-12 [36] 260 points C       pass in another A2 subject
London Metropolitan University Sep-12 [37] 200 points included   included   pass in another A2 subject, 120 points must be from a relevant area
  Sep-12   200 points     included   two of the A-levels from a relevant area, 120 points must be from a relevant area
Loughborough University Sep-12 [38] AAB-AAA A        
University of Manchester Sep-12 [39] AAB A included      
  Sep-12   AABa A a     AB in C3 and C4
  Sep-12   AAA A       AA in C3 and C4
Manchester Metropolitan University Sep-12 [40] 280 points C        
Newcastle University Sep-12 [41] AAB A        
Northumbria University Sep-12 [42] 320 points B        
University of Nottingham Sep-12 [43] A*AA-A*AB A        
Nottingham Trent University Sep-12 [44] 280 points B       points from at most 3 a-levels or 2 a-levels&2 as-levels
Oxford Brookes University Sep-12 [45] BBB B        
Oxford University Sep-12 [46] A*A*A A* A*      
  Sep-12   A*AAa A* a      
  Sep-12   A*AA A*        
Plymouth University Sep-12 [47] 320 points A       pass in another A2 subject
University of Portsmouth Sep-12 [48] 260-300 points included       160 points from maths and another A-level
Queen Mary, University of London Sep-12 [49] 340 points A        
  Sep-12   340 points B B      
Queen's University of Belfast Sep-12 [50] ABB A        
University of Reading Sep-12 [51] ABC A        
Royal Holloway University of London Sep-12 [52] 320 points A       include two other A2 subjects
University of Sheffield Sep-12 [53] AAB A        
Sheffield Hallam University Sep-12 [54] 280 points included       180 points from maths and another A-level
University of Southampton Sep-12 [55] AAA A        
  Sep-12   A*AB A        
  Sep-12   A*BB A included      
  Sep-12   AAB A included      
University of St Andrews Sep-12 [56] AAA A        
University of Stirling Sep-12 [57] BBC C        
University of Strathclyde Sep-12 [58] BBB included        
University of Surrey Sep-12 [59] AAA A        
  Sep-12   AAB A included      
University of Sussex Sep-12 [60] AAA-AAB A        
Swansea University Sep-12 [61] BBB B        
University College London Sep-12 [62] A*A*Ae A* A*      
  Sep-12   A*AAe + step/aea A* A   1 or distinction A* in further maths accepted instead of maths
University of Warwick Sep-12 [63] A*A*A + step/aea A* A*   2 or distinction  
  Sep-12   A*AA + step A* A   1  
  Sep-12 [64] A*AAa + step A* a   1 and 2  
University of the West of England Sep-12 [65] 300 points B        
University of Wolverhampton Sep-12 [66] 160 points C        
University of York Sep-12 [67] AAA A        
  Sep-12   AABa A a      
  Sep-12   AAB A included