Our Offer

A-levels

We generally expect students who have the opportunity to take Further Maths A-level to do so, although we understand that some students may only discover a love of mathematics in Year 12 and so only be able to take Further Maths to AS-level. We have some extension material for Single A-level Mathematicians, however we do strongly recommend that students intending to study Mathematics at the University of Oxford take Further Maths as a full A-level.

If your school schedules maths lessons such that you study a full Maths A-level in Year 12 and a full Further Maths A-level in Year 13, we will accept the grade obtained in the Maths A-level as part satisfying the offer.

The table below shows our standard A-level offers for Mathematics and joint honours courses.

  Standard offers for Mathematics, for Mathematics and Statistics, and for Mathematics and Philosophy Standard offers for Mathematics and Computer Science
If you're taking Further Maths to A2 level A*A*A with A* in Maths and A* in Further Maths A*AA with A*A in Maths and Further Maths in either order
If you're taking Further Maths to AS only A*AAa with A* in Maths and a in Further Maths AS A*AAa with A* in Maths and a in Further Maths AS
If you're not taking Further Maths A*AA with A* in Maths A*AA with A* in Maths

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Scottish Highers

AAAAB or AAAAA in Scottish Highers and at least two Advanced Highers. We would expect Mathematics to be taken to Advanced Higher level. Applied Mathematics is useful but not essential. If both Mathematics and Applied Mathematics are taken we would require A grades in both. Otherwise, depending on the number of Advanced Highers taken, the offer will be AA or AAB with A in Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate

39 including core points with 7,6,6 at Higher Level and a 7 in Higher Level Maths. We will accept candidates who are taking either of the new IB Mathematics courses (HL Mathematics: applications and interpretation or HL Mathematics: analysis and approaches), without preference between the two courses.

American qualifications

Oxford will accept both the old-system and the redesigned SAT. Candidates should achieve one of the following;

  • The redesigned SAT with a total score of 1,470 (out of 1,600). We do not require the optional essay in the redesigned SAT.
  • The old-style SAT reasoning test with a test date prior to, or including, January 2016, with at least 1,400 in Critical Reading and Mathematics, and 700 or more in Writing, giving a combined score of at least 2,100 (out of 2,400)
  • ACT with a score of at least 32 out of 36.

Candidates should also achieve one of the following;

  • Grade 5 in three or more Advanced Placement Tests in appropriate subjects
  • SAT Subject Tests in three appropriate subjects at 700 or better.

A combination of APTs and SAT Subject Tests (or other equivalent qualifications) is also acceptable, if they are in different subjects. Relevant subjects include AP Calculus, AP Statistics, and the SAT Subject Test in Mathematics. Note that because the SAT Subject Test in Mathematics contains no calculus we consider this and AP Calculus to be separate subjects.

You do not have to have achieved these grades prior to applying

Other qualifications

For advice on other UK qualifications, please see this page.

For information on other international qualifications, please see the University of Oxford's list.

All non-native English speakers must satisfy the University of Oxford's English language requirements.

Mathematics at University

Find out whether you want to study maths at university by learning more about our research and how maths at university differs from maths at school.

Why Oxford?

If you’re convinced that maths is the subject for you, but aren’t sure you want to study at Oxford, take a look at “Why Oxford?”.

How to Apply

A guide to the application process for applicants, as well as key dates.

Maths Admissions Test

Past papers, solutions, and information about how to register for the MAT.