A Level: A*A*A IB: 40 - 42 points, with 776 at Higher Level For other qualifications, see the Cambridge University main Entrance requirements pages

Economics at Cambridge is divided into Part I (first year) and Part II (second and third years). Part II is highly mathematical but Part I is self-contained and can make a good preparation for other subjects such as Law, Sociology and Social Anthropology (under HSPS), Philosophy or Theology. A transfer to Management Studies is possible for the third or a fourth year of study. All transfers depend on performance and the availability of spaces.

Subject Requirements

Essential: Mathematics

Highly Desirable: Further Mathematics (including Statistics rather than Mechanics modules)

Useful preparation: Economics, History or Geography

Written Work

No written work required.

Admission Assessments

Applicants for Computer Science are required to take the pre-interview Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA) at an authorised centre local to them (for a lot of applicants, this will be their school/college). You must be registered in advance (separately to your UCAS application) to take the pre-interview assessment. Your assessment centre must register you for the pre-interview assessment; you are not able to register yourself. 

For further information on assessment formats, please view the entry requirements tab on: 


Applicants do not need to sit an at-interview assessment.

Director(s) of Studies - Dr M Kim

Teaching Fellows - Dr Ian Rudy (Mathematics)

Further information

Economics (information from Cambridge Undergraduate Admissions)

For incoming 1st year students, the following reading list will be helpful: Economics Reading List

Last updated September 2022