Our Offers
We encourage all those with a passion for mathematics to apply to Lancaster University to study for one of our degrees.
Accordion

Which A Levels should I be studying?
A Level applicants 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  this will make you eligible for a standard offer usually one grade lower than those who do not study A Level Further Mathematics. Please see the 'Our standard offer' tab below.
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 your university studies.
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 (STEP) in Mathematics are a set of three papers, set by Cambridge Assessment and sat in June, which are designed to really test your problemsolving 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 problemsolving skills and all our standard offers include an alternative, one grade 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 problemsolving and readiness for universitylevel mathematics, but the format is very different  it is made up of two multiplechoice 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 will be eligible for a standard offer usually one grade lower  please see the 'Our standard offer' tab below. 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 Study UCAS STEP/TMUA Including Maths at Grade A Including 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 MSciG100
G102
G101
G103
G300
G302
G303
G301
G1G3
GCG3
G1GJ
G1GH
GN13
GN1J
GN1H
GG14
GG1KNot 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 MSciG100
G102
G101
G103
G300
G302
G303
G301
G1G3
GCG3
G1GJ
G1GH
GN13
GN1J
GN1H
GG14
GG1KSTEP 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 BAGR11
GR12
GR14N/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 BScNG41
NG42
GL11N/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
F3G5N/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 School  Language and Cultures  Physics  Natural Sciences 

lumsugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk  langadmit@lancaster.ac.uk  physicsugadmissions@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 