MAT Preparation

Module Leader:
Abdorreza Panahi
2019-2020 Autumn
Immersion 2
Numerical Sciences

The MAT (Mathematics Admission Test) is a well-established mathematics examination primarily used by Oxford or Imperial College London and University of Warwick as part of their conditional offer for candidates wishing to study undergraduate mathematics or Computer Science.

This module provides an introduction to problem solving through carefully selected MAT questions. It introduces mathematical ideas which you may not have been taught at school, and show how some of the formulae commonly used in A-levels are derived.

Each module consists of a selection of MAT questions, together with hints and solutions. The modules also contain some topic notes which consists of useful formulae you should be aware of, together with some general hints and advice.

If you are applying for one of the following courses you will be required to sit the MAT: Computer Science (Links to an external site.), Computer Science and Philosophy (Links to an external site.), Mathematics (Links to an external site.), Mathematics and Computer Science (Links to an external site.), Mathematics and Philosophy (Links to an external site.), Mathematics and Statistics (Links to an external site.).

The Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT) is a subject-specific admissions test, lasting 2 hours and 30 minutes and sat under timed conditions.

The MAT is designed to be approachable for all students, including those without Further Mathematics A-level or equivalent. It aims to test the depth of mathematical understanding of a student rather than a breadth of knowledge. The mathematical knowledge and techniques required to do the questions are taken from a syllabus roughly corresponding to AS-level Maths, with a few extra topics from A-level Maths.

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