Lucy Cavendish has a small but dedicated Mathematics community, and our Maths undergraduate and Masters students have regularly excelled in all parts of the course.

The BA in Mathematics is internationally renowned, widely considered to be particularly demanding, and correspondingly rewarding. It is broad and flexible, giving scope to students to determine their own work load and pattern and pursue their own interests. It is designed to integrate students from a wide range of backgrounds, and offers a springboard to success in a variety of sectors, including business, commerce, industry and academia.

Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Course Requirements

  • A range of British and international qualifications may be acceptable
  • A* grades in both Maths and Further Maths A levels, or equivalent, are essential
  • Offers usually include grade 1 or above in both STEP papers 2 and 3
  • In the case of applicants from groups that are currently under-represented at Cambridge, or those who have had to overcome significant educational disruption and/or socio-economic disadvantage, A-level applicants may be made an offer which will be met if they achieve either A*A*A with at least grade 1 in STEP 2 and 3, or A*A*A* with at least grade 1 in just one of the two STEP papers taken.

For more information, see the general Entrance Requirements and FAQs, or contact our Admissions Office (

Admissions Assessment

  • Pre-interview assessment is not required for Lucy Cavendish
  • There is no common format written assessment for Maths.  Applicants invited for interview sit a written assessment on the day of interview.  

Director of Studies

Dr Orsola Rath-Spivack