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The TMUA tests your mathematical thinking.

You need to take the TMUA if you are applying to:

  • Computer Science
  • Economics

You will take the test on 16 or 17 October 2024. You must take the test in this first sitting.

You should register for the TMUA by 16 September 2024.

Test format

The TMUA lasts 2 hours 30 minutes in total. It is divided into two parts: Applications of Mathematical Knowledge and Mathematical Reasoning.

You will not be able to use a calculator or dictionary. 

There is no pass or fail for TMUA. You should aim to do the best you can.

Your final scores are based on the number of correct answers you give. You do not lose marks for wrong answers, so it’s worth attempting all questions.

How to register for the TMUA

You must be registered in advance to sit the TMUA.

You can register for the TMUA from 1 August 2024. The registration deadline is 16 September 2024.

Access arrangements

If you normally have access arrangements in your public exams, you can apply for the same arrangements. You will need to submit an application and may need to provide supporting evidence in advance. Find out more about eligibility and apply online for access arrangements on the TMUA website.

You will be able to apply for access arrangements from 3 June 2024. The deadline to apply for access arrangements is 29 August 2024.

TMUA for other universities

TMUA is used by several universities. If you’re applying to other universities who require TMUA, you only need to take the test once, but you must take the test in the October sitting.

TMUA Costs

There is an entry fee for the TMUA.

UK candidates in financial need can apply for a bursary voucher to book the TMUA free of charge. Learn about eligibility criteria, and apply for a bursary on the TMUA website.

You can apply for a bursary voucher from 3 June 2024. The deadline to apply for a bursary voucher is the same as the test registration deadline – 16 September 2024.

How to prepare for the TMUA

The focus of the TMUA is on mathematical thinking. It uses mathematics you will have already learned in your school studies, so there is no need to take a preparation course or to do much preparation beyond familiarising yourself with the test format and style of questions. We recommend that you read the test specification and notes on Logic and Proof, to identify any topics that you might need to revise.

Free practice materials are available on the TMUA website.

We don’t expect you to get every question right – you can learn more about how your performance fits into the rest of your application on the admissions assessment page.