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The Test of Mathematics for University Admission is designed to give you the opportunity to demonstrate that you have the essential mathematical thinking and reasoning skills needed for a demanding undergraduate Mathematics or Mathematics-related course.
As you can decide if you want to share you results with universities or not after you have received them, the test gives you a risk-free opportunity to prove your potential, and in some cases to receive a reduced offer.
If you are applying to study Computer Science at the University of Cambridge, you are required to take the Cambridge Test of Mathematics for University Admission (CTMUA) as part of your application. Please ensure you visit our University of Cambridge pre-interview assessments webpage for detailed information about how to register for the test.
If you are applying to study Mathematics courses at Durham University, Lancaster University, the University of Warwick, the University of Sheffield, the University of Southampton, or the London School of Economics and Political Science, you are encouraged to take this test as part of your application. The test is not compulsory, however a good performance on this test may result in a reduced offer.
The University of Nottingham School of Mathematical Sciences will take a Test of Mathematics for University Admissions score into consideration when offered as part of the application process.
Cardiff University welcomes applications from students offering the Test of Mathematics for University Admission for admission to the university’s undergraduate Mathematics programmes. If you achieve 6.5 or above in the test, then you may be eligible for an offer on an Undergraduate Mathematics programme without A Level Mathematics, provided that this is combined with suitable grades in other subjects at Level 3.
Please visit the universities’ websites for more information.
The Test of Mathematics for University Admission is 2 hours 30 minutes long. It has two papers which are taken consecutively.
No calculators or dictionaries are allowed.
The test takes place on Wednesday 30 October 2019, usually at 09.00 GMT in the UK. The scheduled start times for international centres will vary, depending on where they are in the world. For exact timings, please check with your school or centre.
Find out more about registration and Access Arrangements.