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Entry Requirements - Mathematics

Minimum Entry Requirements

The A-level entry requirements for our 3-and 4- year single honours BSc degrees is AAB including an A in Maths or A*BB/A*AC including an A in Maths. The A-level entry requirements for our 4-year MMath degree is AAA including an A in Maths or A*AB including an A in Maths. Students studying the Welsh Baccalaureate will also receive an alternative offer of AA/A*B at A-level to include A in Mathematics, plus a pass in the Advanced Diploma. For all degrees a minimum grade A in A-level Mathematics is required. You are not required to have studied Further Mathematics, nor does it matter which version of Mathematics A-level you have taken, as long as it contains the core material in Pure Mathematics. A-levels in General Studies and Critical Thinking cannot be counted towards the offer. A minimum C grade in GCSE English or equivalent is also normally required.

The corresponding IB offer is 35 points overall with at least 6 in Higher Level Mathematics. We also welcome applications from students from overseas and from students who have equivalent qualifications, such as BTEC, GNVQ, ACCESS, etc. Applicants with such qualifications should contact the admissions tutors, Dr Jonathan Thompson or Mrs Vicky Reynish, for more information.

The standard offer for Joint Honours degree schemes is as follows; in all cases an A grade in Mathematics is required:

  • BSc in Mathematics and Physics (FG31) – AAB including a B grade in Physics.
  • BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics (GG14) - ABB
  • BA in Mathematics and French (GR11) – AAB including an A grade in French
  • BA in Mathematics and German (GR12) – ABB including a B grade in German
  • BA in Mathematics and Music (GW13) – ABB including a B grade in Music
  • BA in Mathematics and Philosophy (GV15) - ABB 
  • BA in Mathematics and Welsh (QG51) – ABB, must be first-language Welsh speaker.
English Language Qualifications

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, competence in the English language is also a criterion of admission.

More information on English Language Requirements

Additional Requirements for Admission

There are no specific additional requirements for admission.

Resit Candidates

Cardiff School of Mathematics accepts applications from resit candidates and the same selection criteria will be applied.

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