While Oxford (and some universities) requires candidates applying for mathematics-related subjects such as Computer Science to take the MAT, Cambridge University also requires students to take The Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA) for the course of Computer Science.
This test is an opportunity for candidates to demonstrate their mathematical thinking and reasoning skills needed for demanding undergraduate study, as well as to distinguish themselves in the severe competition with strong counterparts with similar outstanding backgrounds from all around the world.
TMUA has two papers that are taken consecutively.
Other universities such as LSE also require students applying for courses such as Mathematics with Economics, Financial Mathematics and Statistics to take the test. Some universities require or suggest students to sit in either TMUA or the MAT.
As the TMUA and the MAT usually take place around the same period, and the questions are longer and less-structured than most A-level Maths and Further Maths examination questions, we strongly suggest those planning to take both tests start to make thorough preparation as early as possible. If you need assistance with the preparation for the pre-interview assessments and university admission, please feel free to contact us.