Online course for the TMUA



We are running an online course to prepare students for the TMUA (Test of Mathematics for University Admission), which is the mathematical admissions test used by Durham University, the University of Warwick and Lancaster University.

Students can gain a reduced offer at Durham University or Lancaster University with a good score in the TMUA. The University of Warwick will also accept a good score in the TMUA as part of its entry requirements. There are two papers with 20 multiple choice questions on each.

This course will consist of seven one-hour online sessions. Students are also welcome to enrol on our similar course for the MAT (Mathematics Admissions Test), but there is no obligation to attend both courses.

The online course for the TMUA will run in September and October, with exact dates to be confirmed nearer the time.

Session schedule
Integers, Sequences and Series
Polynomials and Logarithms
Logical Thinking
Functions and Curve Sketching
Coordinate Geometry and Trigonometry
Review of misc. multiple choice test questions and exam technique

Live online sessions will include the discussion of key points and examples from past papers. Course participants will be given access to recordings of the sessions should they not be able to attend a live session. Participants will also be given access to additional online resources including extra notes, exercise sheets and solutions.


  • To introduce mathematical problems at the difficulty level of the TMUA.
  • To develop students' problem-solving skills so they have confidence in applying for universities that require the TMUA or take it into consideration.
  • To provide support for students preparing for the TMUA.

Who will benefit from attending?

Students who are anticipating sitting the TMUA.

Materials and Equipment

All that is needed to participate in the sessions is a computer with a broadband internet connection. No further equipment is needed – communication with the course tutor during the live sessions is via the instant chat feature of the virtual classroom in which the sessions take place.


The fee for the course is £60, though there are some funded places available to those eligible.

Key Facts

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Target year:

Year 12 & 13

Curriculum focus:

University admissions tests

Mathematical focus:

Problem solving

Event format:

Student course

Event length:

7 hours

Online sessions:





Tue 1st Sep 2020



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