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TMUA Course

The TMUA (Test of Mathematics for University Admission) is an admissions exam 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 TMUA, including bespoke TMUA preparation courses, TMUA 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 TMUA 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 TMUA prep course tutors, all of whom have studied a mathematics-related subject at either Oxford or Cambridge themselves, have an intimate understanding of the TMUA and what it takes to prepare well for what is, to many, a daunting admissions test.

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What is the TMUA?

The TMUA is made up of two sections, each 75-minutes in length and consisting of 20 multiple-choice questions. The first paper is on Applications of Mathematical Knowledge, whilst the second paper is on Mathematical Reasoning. The first paper is aimed at assessing your ability to apply your mathematical knowledge to new situations, whilst the second paper gives admissions tutors the chance to see your ability to deal with mathematical reasoning, and simple ideas from elementary logic.


What courses require the TMUA?

Applicants for Cambridge University wishing to study Computer Science or Economics will be required to sit the TMUA as part of their application. Other UK universities also use the TMUA for various maths-related courses. These are: University of Bath, Cardiff University, Durham University, Lancaster University, LSE, University of Nottingham, University of Sheffield, University of Southampton, and University of Warwick.

If you’re applying for Cambridge and have heard of the ECAA Cambridge, or Economics Admissions Assessment, then you might be asking yourself why we haven’t mentioned this test. The ECAA is an older, Cambridge-specific admissions test that Cambridge University used to use for its economics applicants, but from this admissions cycle onwards, the ECAA 2022 has been replaced by the TMUA. If you’ve been preparing for the ECAA either by mistake or for a precious year’s application, don’t be disheartened! Prepping for this test or going through ECAA past papers will still help prepare you for the TMUA and an economics course in general.

How is the TMUA used?

Cambridge University uses the TMUA 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. Many applicants to Maths-related subjects at Cambridge will have similarly high grades and impressive personal statements, so an applicant’s TMUA test score heavily influences the decision of who to offer a place to. Other universities use the TMUA score as additional context in their decision-making process for admissions to maths-based courses.

Full preparation for the Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA)

Expert Tuition

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

Sit a Full Mock

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

Up-to-date mock papers

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

Track record

The course is run by experienced UCAT 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

Detailed feedback showing the best approaches in your mock TMUA papers

Individual Tuition

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


TMUA workbook included for time-management techniques, tackling conceptual knowledge, analysis and extra practice


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

TMUA 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.

TMUA Admission Private Tuition x6

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

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Our Oxbridge-graduate consultants are available between 9.00 am – 5.00 pm from Monday to Friday, with additional evening availability when requested.

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