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MAT Course


The MAT (Mathematics Admissions Test) is an Oxbridge admissions test designed to rank the applicants to certain UK universities to help admissions tutors separate excellent candidates from one another as part of the admissions test. We here at Oxbridge Applications are specialists in all-things Admissions Test, and offer a range of options to help you prepare for the MAT, including bespoke MAT courses, MAT mock tests, and various free e-resources and guides to help promising applicants showcase the best of their abilities when it comes to sitting the real thing.


Our MAT course packages include one-to-one admissions test tuition sessions with a test specialist using our own, bespoke mock test papers as supplementary resources. Sessions are arranged according to your schedule and are completely flexible to fit in with your school, work, or other commitments. Our team of MAT prep course tutors, all of whom have studied a mathematics-related subject at either Oxford or Cambridge themselves, have an intimate understanding of the MAT and what it takes to prepare well for what is, to many, a daunting admissions test.


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What is the MAT?

The MAT is a 2 hour 30 minute exam designed to test various kinds of mathematical abilities, covering both concepts that students will have studied as part of their GCSE and A-level (or equivalent) curriculum and new or lateral ideas that may be new to them. The MAT is structured as follows: It begins with 10 multiple-choice questions worth four marks each. Test-takers then answer 4 longer questions (depending on which course they are applying for), consisting of roughly 3-5 related sub-questions and worth 15 marks each. These longer questions require free-form answers and marks are included for workings and clear mathematical arguments. The test is out of a total of 100.

What courses require the MAT?

Applicants for Oxford University wishing to study Mathematics, Maths and Computer Science, Maths and Philosophy, Maths and Statistics, Computer Science, or Computer Science and Philosophy will need to sit this admissions test, as well as some applicants for maths-related subjects at other top UK universities including Imperial College, London, Warwick University, Durham University, and Bath University.

Read our comprehensive MAT guide. Everything you should know before taking the MAT test and how to be successful. 

How is the MAT used?

Oxford University uses the MAT as a standardised format for assessing and benchmarking their applicants. The exam rewards problem solving over mathematical knowledge, so that students taking different qualifications at school can access the syllabus. Oxford University uses students’ marks in the MAT to make decisions about which applicants they should invite to interview. Oxford shortlists between a quarter and a third of their applicants for subjects such as Mathematics and Computer Science, and an applicant’s MAT test score heavily influences this decision. Other universities use the MAT score as additional context in their decision-making process for admissions to maths-based courses.

Full preparation for the Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT)

Expert Tuition

MAT tuition is conducted by Oxbridge-graduate tutors who specialise exclusively in the MAT

Sit a Full Mock

Full-length exam-conditions MAT mock test sat to mimic intensity of the real exam.

Up-to-date mock papers

Original MAT mock papers updated regularly to reflect changes in content and difficulty

Track record

The course is run by experienced MAT tutors who have a consistent record of helping students to score higher in their test

Content and Timing

Skills development and analysis technique session to improve content & time-management strategy covered

Detailed Answers

Answer packs give detailed answers showing the best approaches in your mock MAT papers

Individual Tuition

MAT course packages are held on a 1:1 basis for highly interactive and personal experience


MAT workbook included for time-management techniques, tackling Mathematics and Physics conceptual knowledge, analysis and extra practice


papers marked and returned to you in time to improve areas of weakness

MAT Admission Private Tuition x4

Available all year-round and includes 4 private admissions test tuition sessions and four test papers, which are marked by expert Oxbridge-graduate tutors.

MAT Admission Private Tuition x6

Available: Year-Round and includes 6 private admissions test tuition sessions and six test papers which are marked by expert Oxbridge-graduate tutors.

Read our comprehensive MAT Guide

Everything you should know before taking the MAT test and how to be successful.

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