Mathematics Including Mathematics with Physics Cambridge is renowned for the excellence of its Mathematics course. Equally challenging and rewarding, it offers the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects: everything from black holes to abstruse logic problems. Flexibility: a course that suits you The Cambridge Mathematics course is often considered to be the most demanding undergraduate Mathematics course available in Britain and, correspondingly, one of the most rewarding.
Careers A Cambridge Mathematics degree is versatile and very marketable. The demand for our mathematicians is high in business, commerce and industry, as well as the academic world.
Two other aspects of the course that our students greatly appreciate are its flexibility and the breadth of subjects offered. The amount of choice increases each year and after Year 1 the workload isnâ€™t fixed so you can choose the number of options you study to suit your own work pattern. Some students take as many options as they can; others take fewer and study them very thoroughly.
Around 45 per cent of our students go on to further study, while others follow a wide variety of careers. Recent graduates include a metrologist, sports statistician, journalist, and an avionics, radar and communications engineer, as well as teachers, actuaries, accountants, IT specialists, financiers and consultants.
Our Faculty Since Sir Isaac Newton was Lucasian Professor (1669-96), mathematics teaching and research here have been enhanced by a string of brilliant mathematicians, including six Fields Medallists and even Nobel Prize winners. Most current Faculty members are leading international authorities on their subject. Our Faculty is also closely linked with the Isaac Newton Institute, which attracts specialists from all over the world to tackle outstanding problems in the mathematical sciences.
STEP For information about STEP, see p144. The University runs an intensive study course offering support for the STEP Mathematics examination. Offer-holders from non-selective state schools that provide little or no support/preparation for STEP Mathematics may be invited to take part.
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Typical offers require
A Level A*A*A + STEP
Duration Three or four years 2014 entry Applications per place: 6 Number accepted: 236
IB 40-41 points, with 776 at Higher Level + STEP Other qualifications See p143-5 All Colleges require A Level/IB Higher Level Mathematics
Colleges Available at all Colleges except Wolfson Most Colleges donâ€™t encourage deferred entry Location Map reference X (see p152-3)
Some Colleges require AS or A Level/IB Higher Level Further Mathematics, A Level/IB Higher Level Physics, three science/mathematics subjects