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What A-levels do you need to study maths?

If you’re thinking of taking a maths degree, you’re probably already aware that A-level maths is an absolute must-have. But what are the best subjects to combine it with? Read on…

If you’re planning to study maths at university, you may find that combining your A-level in maths with certain other subjects is a useful way to prepare for degree study. And it’s not just further maths that will complement your maths A-level – IT and a science subject could help too.

The following requirements also apply to degrees in statistics.

Essential A-levels (or equivalent)

  • Maths, sometimes further maths

Useful A-levels (or equivalent)

  • Physics.

Other typical A-levels taken by current maths students

  • IT and computing.
  • Chemistry.
  • Business studies.
Take a look at individual maths courses on Which? University to find out the most popular subjects studied before taking maths at university. 

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Bear in mind that even similar subjects such as those above could still have different A-level requirements to maths, so if you want to keep your degree options open, be sure to check the entry requirements of specific courses before you finalise your choices.
 

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