TMUA Preparation Courses

The TMUA is an admissions test used by various universities in the UK, including Cambridge, and is designed to test your knowledge and application of pure mathematics.

To some, this may seem like an extremely easy test to sit, but the TMUA will likely be the toughest maths exam you've encountered so far. You will need to have a good understanding of many mathematical principles, including algebra, geometry and elements of calculus. It would be ill-advised to enter this test without first undertaking a large amount of preparation, which is an area that Uniadmissions are experts in.

No matter your confidence in maths, Uniadmissions has a programme that will help you get your skills to where they need to be. When you prepare with us, you'll be working with academic experts who will guide you through your studies and ensure you triple your chances of success in your application. Find out more about how we can get you your dream offer.

What is the TMUA?

The Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA) centres around pure mathematics and will require you to solve problems from a wide variety of mathematical sectors. You will be required to solve 40 multiple-choice questions without the aid of a calculator within 2 hours 30 minutes. The test is split into 2 papers:

Paper 1 of the TMUA will require you to apply your mathematical knowledge to 20 separate problems in order to find the correct solution.

Paper 2 of the TMUA will ask you to assess various scenarios and problems using mathematical reasoning and elementary logic in order to answer questions.

How To Prepare for the TMUA

Your preparation for the TMUA is going to revolve entirely around your mathematical ability. Your time will need to be split between revising your knowledge of all principles covered in the TMUA Specification and practising said knowledge by answering questions.

You will need to use a variety of resources during your studies, including TMUA past papers, practice questions and textbooks. With Uniadmissions, you will have access to all of this and more, to ensure you the most of your TMUA preparation time.

What TMUA Preparation Programme Is Best For Me?


Our Complete Oxbridge Economics Preparation Programme

The Oxbridge Economics Programme is the most effective way to get your Oxbridge application to where it needs to be. Throughout the programme, you will be guided through every step of the application process, including your personal statement, admissions tests (including the TMUA) and interview.

You’ll be getting over 170 hours of study using our expert syllabus, as well as one-to-one tuition sessions with an expert and reserved places on  intensive courses. 

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Our Complete Oxbridge Computer Science Preparation Programme

If you’re not sure where to start with your Computer Science application, The Oxbridge Computer Science Programme is the answer you’re looking for. 

Our specially designed syllabus covers over 150 hours of study, as well as one-to-one tuition with a computer sciences expert and reserved spots on our selection of intensive courses and enrichment sessions. Find out more about our programmes and how we can help you get into Oxbridge.

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Our TMUA Specific Preparation Programme

Our TMUA Preparation Programme is perfect for anyone who is looking to sharpen their skills in time for the big exam.

You’ll have access to over 95 hours of study via our expertly crafted syllabus on top of 10 one-to-one tuition sessions with a TMUA expert.You will also be able to take part in weekly enrichment sessions in order to expand the scope of your knowledge and prepare yourself for studying at university. 

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“I understood how competitive it was to get a place in Cambridge, so I never let myself expect to get an offer at the end of the process, but I can confidently say that I would have struggled in preparing for the process without UniAdmissions’ support.

Frequently Asked Questions

All tutors are either current senior students, recent graduates or from a professional background that have taken the TMUA and scored in the top 10% in their admissions cycle. Our selection process ensures only the best tutors work for us, in roles most suited to their skill-sets. You can read more about our tutors here.

We work with a limited number of students each year to ensure we can provide the best support suited for their particular needs.

Our Programmes have a structured syllabus, however, we tweak elements of the syllabus so the student is able to gain the most out of our support.

First and foremost, we assess whether the potential student has the right academic capabilities and profile to be realistically accepted to study at Cambridge.

Secondly, we assess whether the student is capable and willing to put in the time required to create a strong application for Cambridge.

Finally, we assess the student’s attitude and reasoning behind applying to their subject. This is one of our most important considerations.

If a student has below-average (but still realistic) grades, but the correct attitude, we would consider accepting them onto our Programme. Unfortunately, if the converse is that case, it’s unlikely the student would be accepted onto the Programme. Admissions Tutors look for passion, not just academic potential.

We do have ideal start times at points throughout the year, however, the syllabus can be adapted to suit your particular start time if you are accepted onto the Programme. Our Admissions Consultants can help you understand the Programme timeline in your specific case – all you need to do is ask.

Yes we do. While our Oxbridge Economics and Computer Sciences programmes exclusively focus on Oxbridge Universities, our TMUA Preparation Course will be relevant to any university that uses the admissions test.

You’ll get access to all of our online TMUA resources, such as online lectures and paperback books packed with powerful strategies and techniques to help you prepare, improve and boost your score. You will also receive TMUA mock papers to put your learning to the test.

Yes, we have a lot of valuable information about how to prepare your university application on our website. You can take a look at the articles on this page by clicking here.

Our success rate for Oxbridge Economics over the past 3 years is 53%, meaning 53% of students we have worked with on this course successfully received an offer on an Oxbridge course. This is over 5 times higher than the national success rate of 9%.

Our Oxbridge Computer Science Programme has a 50% success rate compared to the national average of 9%. 

Your tuition will be held virtually via video calls. You will be able to specify any requirements when you apply for your programme, such as differences in time zones and times you won’t be available. We will work to find you a tutor who can work within any restrictions you may have.

Actual session times will then be organised between yourself and the tutor to best meet your needs. 

The Programme Portal is where you will find all of the support and resources for your Programme.

You can think of the Portal as the hub of all the materials included within your Programme. If you are ever looking for a relevant book, an online course, course dates or anything along those lines, the Portal is very likely to be your answer.

You can also use the Portal to get in touch with our team at any point.