Number of students per year: 10 - 12
Typical offer: A*A*A at A-level or 7 7 6 (42+ overall) in the IB or the equivalent, as well as grades 1 in STEP II and STEP III.
Essential subjects: A-level/IB Higher Level or equivalent in Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Students will also need to take STEP II and III.
(Please note that IB applicants starting the new IB Mathematics syllabus are expected to take IB Higher Level 'Analysis and Approaches' if it's available at your school. If this isn't an option for you, please drop us an email at and we'll be very happy to advise you.)
Useful subjects: Physics, especially for applicants intending to study Mathematics with Physics.
Mathematics at Clare
The Cambridge Mathematics course has always enjoyed a very high reputation, and a Cambridge Mathematics degree is highly regarded world-wide.
Each year, around 10-12 students enter Clare to read Mathematics. We find this number works well - it is large enough for the Mathematicians to be able to support each other effectively, but small enough for students to make friends easily outside Mathematics.
Students are expected to work hard, but we also hope that you will enjoy your studies! Our students have often testified to the friendly and stimulating atmosphere in Clare. Whether you wish to talk or to sing, to play the flute or to play the fool, to try rowing or to try praying, you will find kindred spirits.
Taster lecture! The Mathematics of Curved Spaces
Clare Fellow and Faculty of Mathematics Lecturer Dr Maciej Dunajski talks about the mathematics of curved spaces, beginning with bugs and ending with black holes.