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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 AberdeenSep-12[1]BBBBB
Aberystwyth UniversitySep-12[2]320 pointsB
Sep-12280 pointsA
Aston University, BirminghamSep-12[3]AAB-ABBB
University of BathSep-12[4]A*AB + step/aeaA*A2 or merit
Sep-12A*ABa + step/aeaA*a2 or merit
Sep-12A*A*A + step/aeaA*included2 or meritA in every maths module
University of BirminghamSep-12[5]AAA-AABA
University of BoltonSep-12[6]260 pointsincludedinclude another A2 subject
University of BrightonSep-12[7]BBBB
University of BristolSep-12[8]A*AAincludedincluded
Sep-12AAA + stepincludedincluded2
Sep-12AABa + stepAa2
Sep-12AAB + stepAA2
Brunel UniversitySep-12[9]ABBA
University of CambridgeSep-12[10]A*AA + stepincludedincluded1 and 1step papers required may be specified
Sep-12A*AA + stepincludedincluded1 and 2step papers required may be specified
Cardiff UniversitySep-12[11]AABA
University of Central LancashireSep-12[12]280-320 pointsBpoints from A2 subjects only
University of ChesterSep-12[13]240-280 pointsCpoints from A2 subjects only
City UniversitySep-12[14]360 pointsAA in further maths accepted instead of maths
Coventry UniversitySep-12[15]BBCB
University of DundeeSep-12[16]ABBB
Durham UniversitySep-12[17]A*AAincludedincludedA* in maths or further maths
University of East AngliaSep-12[18]AABA
University of EdinburghSep-12[19]AAA-ABBAdone in one sitting
University of EssexSep-12[20]300 pointsBB in another A2 subject
University of ExeterSep-12[21]A*AA-AABA
University of Glamorgan, Cardiff and PontypriddSep-12[22]300 pointsB
University of GlasgowSep-12[23]ABBB
University of GreenwichSep-12[24]260 pointsC
Heriot-Watt University, EdinburghSep-12[25]BBBincluded
University of HertfordshireSep-12[26]280 pointsC
Imperial College LondonSep-12[27]A*A*Aincluded included
Sep-12A*A*A + stepincludedincluded2from step II or III
Keele UniversitySep-12[28]AABA
University of KentSep-12[29]ABBA
King's College LondonSep-13[30]A*AAA*AA in further maths at AS if not taken to A2 (expected to be taken to A2 should your sixth form offer it)
Kingston UniversitySep-12[31]280 pointsCpass in another A2 subject
Lancaster UniversitySep-12[32]AAAAA in further maths accepted instead of maths
University of LeedsSep-12[33]AAAA
University of LeicesterSep-12[34]AABA
University of LiverpoolSep-12[35]ABBA
Liverpool John Moores UniversitySep-12[36]260 pointsCpass in another A2 subject
London Metropolitan UniversitySep-12[37]200 pointsincludedincludedpass in another A2 subject, 120 points must be from a relevant area
Sep-12200 pointsincludedtwo of the A-levels from a relevant area, 120 points must be from a relevant area
Loughborough UniversitySep-12[38]AAB-AAAA
University of ManchesterSep-12[39]AABAincluded
Sep-12AABaAaAB in C3 and C4
Sep-12AAAAAA in C3 and C4
Manchester Metropolitan UniversitySep-12[40]280 pointsC
Newcastle UniversitySep-12[41]AABA
Northumbria UniversitySep-12[42]320 pointsB
University of NottinghamSep-12[43]A*AA-A*ABA
Nottingham Trent UniversitySep-12[44]280 pointsBpoints from at most 3 a-levels or 2 a-levels&2 as-levels
Oxford Brookes UniversitySep-12[45]BBBB
Oxford UniversitySep-12[46]A*A*AA*A*
Plymouth UniversitySep-12[47]320 pointsApass in another A2 subject
University of PortsmouthSep-12[48]260-300 pointsincluded160 points from maths and another A-level
Queen Mary, University of LondonSep-12[49]340 pointsA
Sep-12340 pointsBB
Queen's University of BelfastSep-12[50]ABBA
University of ReadingSep-12[51]ABCA
Royal Holloway University of LondonSep-12[52]320 pointsAinclude two other A2 subjects
University of SheffieldSep-12[53]AABA
Sheffield Hallam UniversitySep-12[54]280 pointsincluded180 points from maths and another A-level
University of SouthamptonSep-12[55]AAAA
University of St AndrewsSep-12[56]AAAA
University of StirlingSep-12[57]BBCC
University of StrathclydeSep-12[58]BBBincluded
University of SurreySep-12[59]AAAA
University of SussexSep-12[60]AAA-AABA
Swansea UniversitySep-12[61]BBBB
University College LondonSep-12[62]A*A*AeA*A*
Sep-12A*AAe + step/aeaA*A1 or distinctionA* in further maths accepted instead of maths
University of WarwickSep-12[63]A*A*A + step/aeaA*A*2 or distinction
Sep-12A*AA + stepA*A1
Sep-12[64]A*AAa + stepA*a1 and 2
University of the West of EnglandSep-12[65]300 pointsB
University of WolverhamptonSep-12[66]160 pointsC
University of YorkSep-12[67]AAAA
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