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Hi. So I'm an undergrad at Oxford university in the UK studying PPE (philosophy, politics and economics, specialising in the latter) and was hoping to apply for high-ranking PHD programmes in the US. The problem is that the requirements seem totally incompatible with what you can do as a UK undergrad. Specifically US programmes all seem to ask for certain college level math courses (real analysis, linear algebra), but as a UK undergrad you don't usually get the chance to take any courses that are not directly within your degree. However, because we specialise far more here in high school (you typically only take four subjects in your penultimate year narrowing it down to three in your final year) I seem to have studied much of the math that such courses seem to include. I've got a good grasp of linear algebra, calculus (multivariable, linear differential equations, integration, evolutes etc.), vector geometry (eigenvectors, cross products, dot products etc.), set theory and imaginary numbers. Also we use multi-variable calc and linear algebra constantly in all the micro we've done. Also, in case it's relevant I've done some formal proofs as a part of a formal logic course I took as part of first year philosophy. So does my lack of math courses effectively disqualify me as a candidate? In the case of the PEG at Harvard they very specifically ask for two semesters of calc. Or would they recognise that as a Brit it would be impossible for me to have done that? Would really appreciate some help because everyone keeps giving me completely different answers and I need to know soon as scholarship applications need to be done by the end of this month! Some extra details in case it matters: GRE 169Q 168V 6.0A, predicted a First (highest UK degree classification) and got a Distinction in first year exams. Reckon I'll have strong references. Took maths and further maths A levels [uK high school qualification] (A* and A respectively).