Maths (with Physics)

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A challenging but rewarding course which incorporates elements of both subjects, offering the opportunity to study everything from abstract logic to black holes.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Maths (with Physics).


Mathematics with Physics is a first year course only. At the end of the first year, you can
either continue with the Mathematical Tripos or change to the Natural Sciences Tripos for the remaining two years of the degree. The one-year course is ideal for students who are unsure whether to specialise in Maths or Physics.

Overview ๐Ÿ”— A brief summary of the Mathematics with Physics course is available in the Maths section of the university undergraduate prospectus.

Course Prospectus ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ A more in-depth summary of the options available within the Mathematics with Physics course.

Alternative Prospectus ๐Ÿ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Cambridge University Student Union; itโ€™s written based on studentsโ€™ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a Maths student is like, compared to official materials.

More things to explore

Richard Feynman lecture ๐Ÿ”— In 'The Relation Between Maths and Physics', Dr Richard Feynman explains how the universal language of mathematics functions as the means of applying reason and logic to understanding nature.

CambTweet physics ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Follow the daily life of a current Physics student through this Twitter account!

Application Resources

Maths Reading List ๐Ÿ”— This list of interesting mathematics books and internet sites is mainly intended for sixth-formers planning to take a degree in mathematics. Donโ€™t be intimidated by how long it is; honestly no one reads everything anyway.

FAQ ๐Ÿ”— Some useful answers to common questions about the application process.

STEP admissions test information ๐Ÿ”— Have a look at the Sixth Term Examination Paper (STEP), which is the Maths admissions test for Cambridge

InsideUni Maths with Physics interview experiences ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. Weโ€™re biased, but we think theyโ€™re useful!