University Mathematics Reading Guide

How can I prepare to study Mathematics at university?

The sheer breadth of the subject can be daunting for a prospective student of mathematics. We have compiled a list of the books we recommend any eager mathematicians read before applying or attending university.

We spoke with our mentor team who are studying Mathematics at top UK universities to ask them what books they think any budding student should read before applying.

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The benefits of studying Mathematics at Immerse

Gain unique insight into university-level mathematics. At Immerse students have the opportunity to live and study at one of Cambridge University’s beautiful and historic colleges.

Prepare for your university mathematics studies. Our students benefit from 40 hours of mathematics academic sessions and learn in small classes designed and taught by university tutors.

Explore how maths is different at university. The Immerse programme includes one-to-one support, study skills sessions and a range of workshops tailored to young students.

Why download our University Mathematics Guide?

Designed to simplify pre-uni Mathematics reading. You might ask yourself What should I do if I want to study Mathematics at university? Our university mathematics guide offers a snapshot of the books that a mathematician should read before attending university.


Written by current students. Our University Mathematics Guide was written by current Mathematics undergraduates at top UK universities. They have been where you are now and are here to help.


Created with high school students in mind. When it comes to choosing the Mathematics books to read before applying for university it can be quite daunting. If you are interested in studying Mathematics at university this is the guide for you.