Cambridge is renowned for the excellence of its Mathematics course. Equally challenging and rewarding, it offers you the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects: everything from black holes to the most abstruse logic problems.
The University’s Mathematics course covers pure and applied mathematics and statistics, including applications of mathematics to physics, to decision-making processes, to financial modelling, and to numerical techniques for computation. It is the course for prospective academic mathematicians but it is by no means only for them. Its graduates go into both academic and industrial research, into the computing industry and the financial world, into teaching, into management, administration and many other careers.
Mathematics at Churchill
If you want to learn as much as possible about maths and all its applications and are prepared to work hard to do so, then Churchill is the place for you. The College is just a few minutes’ walk from the University’s Centre for Mathematical Sciences and we have a large Maths cohort. Our mathematicians form a congenial social group who are very willing to support each other’s studies. If you enjoy mathematics and are really good at it, we hope you will apply to us.
Mathematics with Physics
If you believe you will specialise in theoretical physics, this course will provide you with an excellent start, by combining the first year of the Mathematics Tripos with the Physics course from the Natural Sciences Tripos. It is a distinct course only in the first year. After that, you may transfer into the Natural Sciences course to specialise in physics with an experimental bias, or continue in maths as a theoretical physicist or indeed as a pure mathematician. Your application to Mathematics with Physics at Churchill would be considered alongside our other Mathematics applications.
To find out about admissions, go to undergraduate applications.
Course-specific information, including the University’s typical offers and the attainment level of the University’s typical entrants, is available by selecting your course from the University’s Course List then looking at the Entry Requirements tab. Academic offer conditions can vary by College so if you want to apply to Churchill then check out our entries in the by-College list of entry requirements that’s available on the same tab. The University’s Entrance Requirements and International Entry Requirements webpages may contain guidance relevant to you too.
You can learn more about the academic profiles of Churchill entrants and our approach to setting conditional offers on our undergraduate applications page.
All Mathematics applicants to Churchill are required to take a College-specific one-hour non-calculator admissions assessment in mathematical skills after shortlisting for interview. You can find a sample paper here.
The role of academic interviews in Churchill’s admissions process is explained on our interviews page. Our interviewers will be looking for evidence of enthusiasm for and a potential for aptitude in the subjects covered by the Mathematics Tripos.