Subject
Mathematics
What is Mathematics?
When studying Mathematics you may study pure mathematics which may cover areas such as analysis, algebra and geometry or applied mathematics which includes areas like statistics, theoretical Physics and financial Mathematics. All Mathematics courses will include a very strong emphasis on proof, rigour, clarity and accuracy and you will encounter new conceptual ideas. For those who are mathematically minded, studying Mathematics at University is very stimulating and exciting.
What can I do with an Mathematics degree?
The range of careers available to Mathematicians is very broad. Some continue with further research into Mathematics, whilst others pursue careers in actuarial services, accountancy, data analysis or systems development and finance.
What might I need to study Mathematics?
In order to study Maths at University you need to have studied Maths and for some courses, Further Maths at well. A growing number of universities now require candidates to sit and entrance test such as the STEP or MAT.
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Mathematics at Cambridge
Undergraduate students and staff talk about studying Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.
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Mathematics at Cambridge
Find out more about studying Mathematics at Cambridge.

Mathematical Sciences on UCAS
Discover mathematics and other related courses at other universities.

STEP Support Programme
This free online STEP Support Programme is offered by the University of Cambridge to help university applicants develop their advanced mathematical problemsolving skills and prepare for STEP mathematics exams.

NRICH
Problems designed to prepare mathematicians for studying at university. The resources support the development of the qualities looked for by many Maths faculties, such as thinking skills, flexibility and resilience. There are also Live problems to explore, which are useful for preparing for interviews.

Underground Mathematics
A set of problems which allow students to explore the connections that underpin Mathematics.

Millennium Maths Project
Lectures delivered by the Millennium Maths Project at Cambridge University.

Plus Maths
A magazine with articles about Mathematical sciences