Our Offers

We encourage all those with a passion for mathematics to think about applying to Lancaster University to study for one of our degrees.

  • Which A Levels should I be studying?

    Our minimum requirement for A Level applicants is that you should be studying at least three A Levels including A Level Mathematics. We encourage but do not require, you to study A Level Further Mathematics as well - our standard offer is slightly lower for those taking A Level Further Mathematics. If it is not possible for you to study A Level Further Mathematics, think about studying AS Level Further Mathematics - the style of mathematics in Further Mathematics, especially Further Pure Mathematics, is similar to university mathematics and will be excellent preparation for further study.

    We do not usually accept vocational qualifications like BTEC or Cambridge Technicals unless you are also studying A Level Mathematics and A Level Further Mathematics. If this applies to you, then we would treat your vocational qualification as equivalent to a third A Level.

  • What about STEP?

    The Sixth Term Examination Papers in Mathematics are a set of three papers, set by Cambridge Assessment and sat in June, which are designed to really test your problem-solving skills. Each paper lasts three hours and contains thirteen relatively long questions, all of which are optional - you answer as many of them as you wish, up to a maximum of six questions. You may enter any combination of the three papers - those applying to Cambridge will usually sit Paper 2 and Paper 3, while those applying to Warwick or Bath will usually sit Paper 1 plus, optionally, one or both of the other papers.

    We value the way that STEP develops advanced problem-solving skills and all our standard offers include an alternative, slightly lower offer that includes a pass (Grade 3) in any STEP. Sitting STEP is optional, however, and if you choose not to sit STEP, this won't harm your chances of receiving an offer from us. If you sit STEP and do not pass, please do not worry - we will treat you exactly the same as if you hadn't sat STEP at all.

  • What about the Test of Maths for University Admission?

    The Test of Maths for University Admission is a test, set by Cambridge Assessment and sat in November. Like STEP, the Test of Maths for University Admission is designed to test your problem-solving and readiness for university-level mathematics, but the format is very different - it is made up of two multiple-choice question papers, each lasting 75 minutes. Results are available at the end of November - you will receive a grade ranging from 1.0 to 9.0.

    A strong performance in the Test of Maths for University Admission is very impressive. If you sit the Test and perform well, achieving a score above 4.5, you may well receive a lower offer from us. Sitting the Test is optional, however, and if you choose not to sit the Test, this won't harm your chances of receiving an offer from us. Indeed:

    • you do not need to tell us that you're sitting the Test;
    • if you sit the test, you do not need to tell us your result; and
    • a poor result will not damage your chances - we will treat you the same as if you hadn't sat the Test at all.

    If you inform us of your Test result before receiving an offer from us and have achieved a score of 4.5 or higher, we will take this into account when we decide on your application, and we may well make you a lower offer than usual.

    If you inform us of your Test result after receiving an offer from us and have achieved a score of 4.5 or higher, we will consider your result, and may well replace your existing offer with a lower one.

  • Our standard offer

    The standard offers for courses administered by our Department are outlined in the table below.

    Programme of StudyUCASSTEP/TMUAIncluding Maths at Grade AIncluding Maths and Further Maths at least one at Grade A
    Mathematics BSc
    Mathematics BSc (Placement Year)
    Mathematics MSci
    Mathematics MSci (Study Abroad)
    Statistics BSc
    Statistics BSc (Placement Year)
    Statistics MSci
    Statistics MSci (Study Abroad)
    Mathematics with Statistics BSc
    Mathematics with Statistics BSc (Placement Year)
    Mathematics with Statistics MSci
    Mathematics with Statistics MSci (Study Abroad)
    Financial Mathematics BSc
    Financial Mathematics BSc (Industry)
    Financial Mathematics MSci
    Computer Science and Mathematics BSc
    Computer Science and Mathematics MSci
    G100
    G102
    G101
    G103
    G300
    G302
    G303
    G301
    G1G3
    GCG3
    G1GJ
    G1GH
    GN13
    GN1J
    GN1H
    GG14
    GG1K
    Not taken AAA AAB
    Mathematics BSc
    Mathematics BSc (Placement Year)
    Mathematics MSci
    Mathematics MSci (Study Abroad)
    Statistics BSc
    Statistics BSc (Placement Year)
    Statistics MSci
    Statistics MSci (Study Abroad)
    Mathematics with Statistics BSc
    Mathematics with Statistics BSc (Placement Year)
    Mathematics with Statistics MSci
    Mathematics with Statistics MSci (Study Abroad)
    Financial Mathematics BSc
    Financial Mathematics BSc (Industry)
    Financial Mathematics MSci
    Computer Science and Mathematics BSc
    Computer Science and Mathematics MSci
    G100
    G102
    G101
    G103
    G300
    G302
    G303
    G301
    G1G3
    GCG3
    G1GJ
    G1GH
    GN13
    GN1J
    GN1H
    GG14
    GG1K
    STEP Level 3 +
    or TMUA 4.5+
    AAB ABB
    Mathematics and Philosophy BA GV15 Not taken AAB ABB
    Mathematics and Philosophy BA GV15 STEP Level 3 +
    or TMUA 4.5+
    ABB ABB
    French Studies and Mathematics BA
    German Studies and Mathematics BA
    Spanish Studies and Mathematics BA
    GR11
    GR12
    GR14
    N/A AAB
    (Maths Grade A, Language Grade B)
    ABB
    (Maths Grade A, Language Grade B)
    Accounting, Finance and Mathematics BSc
    Accounting, Finance and Mathematics BSc (Industry)
    Economics and Mathematics BSc
    NG41
    NG42
    GL11
    N/A AAB including Maths or Further Maths Grade A
    BSc Theoretical Physics with Mathematics F3GC N/A AAB including Maths and Physics
    MSci Theoretical Physics with Mathematics
    MSci Theoretical Physics with Mathematics (Study Abroad)
    F3G1
    F3G5
    N/A AAA including Maths and Physics

These guidelines are specifically for applicants sitting A Levels, but we also accept the International Baccalaureate, the European Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and a wide variety of international qualifications.

The guidance on this page applies to all the Lancaster degrees for which the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is the administering department:

  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics with Statistics
  • Statistics
  • Computer Science and Mathematics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Mathematics and Philosophy

 

Other Departments

For other combined degrees involving mathematics, our partner department is the administering department and you should contact the partner department for detailed admissions information.

Management SchoolLanguage and CulturesPhysicsNatural Sciences
lumsugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk langadmit@lancaster.ac.uk physics-ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk naturalsci@lancaster.ac.uk.
BSc/BSc (Industry) Accounting, Finance and Mathematics BA French Studies and Mathematics BSc/MSci/MSci (Study Abroad) Theoretical Physics with Mathematics BSc Natural Sciences
BSc/BSc (Industry) Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics BA German Studies and Mathematics    
BSc/BSc (Industry) Economics and Mathematics BA Spanish Studies and Mathematics