Admissions and applications
Modern courses for the cutting edge of mathematics
How to apply
All applications for undergraduate study in the School of Mathematical Sciences must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
- Our offers are generally based on grades achieved in three A-levels.
- Applicants are normally required to get A*AA, AAA or A*AB at A level (or equivalent). The precise offer you receive depends on the course you apply for and the subjects you offer at A level.
- All of our courses requireat least grade A in A level Mathematics (or equivalent).
- Evidence of additional achievement in mathematics such as grade A* in A level mathematics, or grade A in A or AS level further mathematics may also be required. STEP is not required but may be taken into consideration when offered.
- Most A level subjects are accepted, except for a small number which currently include General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies.
- When a course can be taken as a BSc or an MMath/MSci, the offer you receive will not depend on the version of the course you apply to.
Joint honours courses
It is not necessary to have studied the non-mathematics component at A-level.
Other qualifications – considered on an individual basis include:
- Scottish Highers and CSYS/Advanced Highers
- International and European Baccalaureate
- Welsh Baccalaureate
- BTEC National Diploma
- Irish Leaving Certificate
- Advanced GNVQ / Vocational A Levels
The University has a thriving community of international students
from over 100 countries and the School welcomes applications from international candidates throughout the year.
Applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) Information on the application process can be found on the UCAS website.
Application forms are available from:
International students offering A levels receive the same offer as home students, as outlined above. International students offering alternative qualifications receive an offer which matches this A level offer as closely as possible. Further information about qualification requirements for individual countries can be found on the International Office web pages.
English language requirement
International and European students will be required to satisfy the School's minimum English language requirement.
The University of Nottingham has its own Centre for English Language Education (CELE) which provides study opportunities and support for International students who have been made an offer to study at the University.
The school accepts applications for deferred entry. If you wish to defer please contact the school as soon as possible. Having a gap year will not affect the way we process applications or any offers made.
Mature applicants (students over 21 on entry to their course)
Mature applicants like all others, are considered on academic merit. You are advised to contact us when you decide to apply.
The school does not currently offer any part-time degree courses.
A note to international students on closing dates
International students are particularly advised to submit applications as early as possible. An offer of a place is needed for many of the scholarships available to international students and closing dates can often be early in the year.
Furthermore, you will need to have an unconditional offer of a place on your course and be able to demonstrate that you have secured funding before you can apply for your student visa.