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Durham University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

Standard Offers

In all the offers below "TMUA" is short hand for "obtaining a score over 6.5 in TMUA or equivalent in MAT or getting a 1 in any STEP"

Our A-level offer (for the 2019-2020 application cycle)

TMUA 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 OR TMUA in addition to grades A*A* in Mathematics and Further Mathematics at A-level or equivalent, together with grade B 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

For applicants only able to take AS Further Maths:

TMUA in addition to grade A* in Mathematics and grade A in Further Mathematics at AS-level or equivalent, and 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.

Below, for convenience, we summarise some of the main alternative offers for maths - although these are subject to changes and the page Entry Requirements should be treated as the offical place to find the alternative offers.

Cambridge Pre-U:

TMUA + D2,D3 in Maths and Further Maths either way + D3 in one other subject OR D2,D2 in Maths and Further Maths + M1 in one other subject. Alternatively: D2,D2 in Maths and Further Maths + D3 in one other subject.

Scottish Advanced Highers: A (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: 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. Alternatively: 38 overall including 776 in higher level subjects, including a 7 in Maths.

European Baccalaureate: TMUA + pass 85% overall including 85% for Mathematics and 85% for Advanced Mathematics. Alternatively: pass with 85% overall including 90% for Mathematics.

French Baccalaureate (S): TMUA + 16 overall including 17 for Mathematics. Alternatively: 17 overall including 18 for Mathematics.

German Abitur: TMUA + 1.2 overall. Alternatively: 1.2 overall including 13 for Mathematics.

Welsh Baccalaureate: TMUA plus Pass with C at Core + A*A at A level (or equivalent) in Maths + Further Maths or A*AA at A level (A*A in Maths/Further Maths). Alternatively: Pass with C at Core + A*A* at A level in Maths + Further Maths (or equivalent) or A*A*A at A level (A*A* in Maths and Further Maths).

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). TMUA + AAAAA including an A1 in Higher Level Mathematics. Alternatively: A1 in Higher Level Mathematics + A1A2A2A2.

Italy: Esame di Stato. TMUA + With overall average of 95% or above, and with 90 or above in Mathematics. Alternatively: 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 EU qualifications 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 https://www.dur.ac.uk/study/askus/.

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.