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Lucy Cavendish has a small but dedicated Mathematics community, and recent undergraduates have excelled in all parts of the course.

The Cambridge undergraduate mathematics course, known as the Mathematical Tripos, is internationally renowned. Highly challenging but also equally rewarding, it is wide-ranging and flexible, giving scope to students to determine their own work load and pattern. It offers a springboard to success in a variety of sectors, including business, commerce, industry and academia.


Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Typical offers require

  • A Level: A*A*A + STEP
  • IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level + STEP

For other qualifications, see the main entrance requirements pages on the University website.

Course Requirements

  • For A Levels: A* grades in both Mathematics and Further Mathematics, or equivalent, are essential

  • For IB: Higher Level Mathematics, or equivalent, are essential

  • Offers usually include grade 1 or above in the Sixth Term Examination Papers (STEP) papers 2 and 3

  • As a College, we take part in the Mathematics flexible offer scheme for Widening Participation students, you can find out more here.

Mature students and those taking other qualifications are encouraged to contact our Admissions Office, to discuss the entry requirements for their qualifications.


Number of students 

We aim to admit around five students per year.

Admissions Assessments

We don't require applicants to undertake an admissions assessment for Mathematics.

Written work 

Applicants are not expected to submit written work. 

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