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Faculty of Economics

BA in Economics Quote

The undergraduate course in Economics at Cambridge aims to give you a broad and solid understanding of economics. It allows you to study the core of economics in considerable depth, using mathematical and statistical techniques, while it also gives you a more comprehensive perspective on economics, incorporating historical, political and social insights.

This statement is to make clear the Faculty and University's position on the Mathematics requirements for admission to study for the BA Economics at Cambridge:

A-level Mathematics (or equivalent) is an essential requirement for studying Economics. A-level Further Mathematics is neither necessary nor essential for admission, although taking Further Mathematics at AS/A Level (or equivalent) can be very useful for the course.

The great majority of Economics entrants with A-levels has taken Further Mathematics (93% in the three years before the Covid-19 pandemic).

Important notice:

All Economics applicants, except those applying to a mature-student College, are required to take the Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA). For 2025-2026 entry, the TMUA test date is on 16 or 17 October 2024 and advance registration is required.


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