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Murray Edwards College
University of Cambridge

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Mathematics at Cambridge is renowned for its emphasis on the development of mathematical intuition and reasoning and offers a wide range of topics across pure and applied mathematics. In the first year, students choose between Pure and Applied Mathematics (for those intending to continue with Mathematics) and Mathematics with Physics (for those who may want to study Physics after the first year). Students are introduced to the fundamentals of higher mathematics, including the study of algebraic systems (such as groups), analysis of calculus, probability, mathematical methods (such as vector calculus) and Newtonian dynamics and special relativity. All students take eight subjects, but those taking the Mathematics and Physics route replace two Mathematics subjects with the first year Physics course from Natural Sciences, covering, for example, kinetic theory, electromagnetism, and practical work in a laboratory. In the second year, there are several core courses and a number of optional courses, allowing students to focus on the areas of mathematics that interest them the most. In the third year, students can select courses from 35 topics, including those suitable for moving into other fields such as coding and cryptography, mathematical biology and stochastic financial models. More information about the structure and content of the course can be found on the University website

Mathematics at Murray Edwards College 

We aim to admit six undergraduate students in mathematics each year, so they will be studying in a community of around 20 undergraduate students and six postgraduate students. At Murray Edwards College, we place an emphasis on building a mathematical community - both within and across year groups. 

Typical offer for Mathematics
A Level: A*A*A with A* in Mathematics and Further Mathematics
IB: 42, 776 with 7 in IB Higher Level Mathematics

Typical offer for Mathematics with Physics
A Level: A*A*A with A* in Further Mathematics and A* in Physics (if offered)
IB: 42, 776 with 7 in IB Higher Level Mathematics and 7 in IB Higher Level Physics (if offered)

Required subjects for Mathematics
A Level: A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics
IB: IB Higher Level Mathematics
STEP: STEP Grade 1, 1 in STEP II and III.  For Widening Participation students, STEP may be reduced to Grade 1, 2 in STEP II and III.

Required subjects for Mathematics with Physics
A Level: A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics
IB: IB Higher Level Mathematics
STEP: STEP Grade 1, 1 in STEP II and III.  For Widening Participation students, STEP may be reduced to Grade 1, 2 in STEP II and III.

Admissions Assessment
Murray Edwards Mathematics applicants are required to take an at-interview assessment, if interviewed. 

Written work
Murray Edwards Mathematics applicants are not asked to submit written work to the College.
 

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