Lucy Cavendish has a small but dedicated Mathematics community, comprising around ten Bachelors, Masters, and PhD students, and recent undergraduates have excelled in Part I, II and III of the course.

The BA in Mathematics is internationally renowned, demanding, wide-ranging and flexible, giving scope to students to determine their own work load and pattern. It 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
  • Evidence of a high standard in Mathematics: a good A-level in Mathematics and A- or AS-level Further Mathematics (or the equivalent) are essential for entry to both the Mathematics and Mathematics with Physics courses
  • Prior study of Physics is not a requirement for single-track Mathematics, but applicants for Mathematics with Physics will need A-level Physics (or equivalent)
  • Our offers invariably include STEP Mathematics

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







Competition:  She does Biomaths

To celebrate the Year of Mathematical Biology, Lucy Cavendish College is inviting female mature students to explore some of the intriguing connections between mathematics and the biological sciences. Find out more here.