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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Standard Offers

Our A-level offer (for the 2017-2018 application cycle)

Suitable performance on the Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA) or MAT in addition to grades A* and A in Mathematics and Further Mathematics at A-level or equivalent (A* for either), together with grade A in a third A-level or equivalent

Alternatively, grades A*A* in Mathematics and Further Mathematics at A-level or equivalent, together with grade A in a third A-level or equivalent

Alternatively, 1 in any STEP in addition to grades A* and A in Mathematics and Further Mathematics at A-level or equivalent (A* for either) together with grade A in a third A-level or equivalent

For applicants only able to take AS Further Maths:

Suitable performance on the Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA) in addition to grade A* in Mathematics and grade A in Further Mathematics at AS-level or equivalent, and to two further A levels at grade A

For applicants taking qualifications other than GCE A-levels:

We welcome applications from candidates taking qualifications other than GCE A-levels. We aim to treat all applicants equally in our selection process and to make comparable offers, following the University approved equivalences for many qualifications. We accept many applications from around the world and you can find some of them listed on the Entry Requirements page. Please note that as for A-level applicants, meeting or being predicted to meet these requirements does not guarantee that you will receive an offer.

Cambridge Pre-U: If you are taking the TMUA + D2,D3 in Maths and Further Maths either way + D3 in one other subject. If you are not taking the test D2,D2 in Maths and Further Maths + D3 in one other subject.

Scottish Advanced Highers: A (C100 Mathematics) + AA in two other subjects. (Note that for Scottish advanced highers the offer will be the same whether or not you take the TMUA or equivalent. However your chances of getting an offer can only be increased by taking the test.)

International Baccalaureate: If you are taking TMUA + 38 overall to include 766 in Higher Level Subjects, with the 7 being in Higher Level Maths and 6 for any two other Higher level subjects. If you aren’t taking the test 38 overall including 776 in higher level subjects, including a 7 in Maths.

European Baccalaureate: If you are taking TMUA + pass 85% overall including 85% for Mathematics and 85% for Advanced Mathematics. If you aren’t taking the test pass with 85% overall including 90% for Mathematics.

French Baccalaureate (S): If you are taking TMUA + 16 overall including 17 for Mathematics. If you aren’t taking the test: 17 overall including 18 for Mathematics.

German Abitur: If you are taking TMUA + 1.2 overall. If you aren’t taking the test 1.2 overall including 13 for Mathematics.

Welsh Baccalaureate: We are not currently accepting this qualification at present.

HKDSE: 4 core subjects at level 3 or higher PLUS 3 Category A elective subjects achieving 5*55 of higher including at least 55* in Mathematics electives.

Ireland: Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher level) If you are taking TMUA + AAAAA including an A1 in Higher Level Mathematics. If you aren’t taking the test A1 in Higher Level Mathematics + A1A2A2A2.

Italy: Esame di Stato if you are taking TMUA + With overall average of 95% or above, and with 90 or above in Mathematics. If you arent taking the test overall average grade of 98% or above, and with 90 or above in Mathematics.

We accept many qualifications from around the world and you can find some of them listed on our UK and EUqualifications and international qualification resources. Please contact us before making your application if you have some qualifications that are not listed in Alternative Qualifications.

Students who are studying for qualifications outside of the EU and are unsure whether they are acceptable for admission may seek advice from the International Office (international.admissions@durham.ac.uk). Students who are studying qualifications within the EU should contact the Department of Mathematical Sciences (maths.ugadmissions@durham.ac.uk).

All applicants must be able to demonstrate their English language ability to the University in order to begin their programme and also to UKVI if they require a Visa. Some applicants may be able to demonstrate this because they are a native English speaker or have been taught in English. Other applicants may need to take an English language qualification. All required English language qualifications must be taken before 31 July in the year that you apply.