Natural Sciences

University of Cambridge
In Cambridge (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (England)
  • When:

Overview Natural Sciences at Cambridge Natural Sciences (NST) is the framework within which most science subjects are taught at Cambridge. If you want to study any of the biological and physical sciences listed below, this is the course for you. Explore familiar subjects, experience new ones Flexibility and choice Biological Sciences Options Physical Sciences Options Learning and assessment Preparatory reading Changing course Accreditation After Natural Sciences? Explore familiar subjects, experience new ones Natural Sciences (NST) offers a wide range of physical and biological science subjects from 16 departments in a unique and demanding course. A broad first year is combined with increasing specialisation in the second year, and the possibility of total specialisation in the third year. The breadth of the course reflects the blurring of boundaries between the different sciences and before committing yourself to one department you study a variety of subjects, some of which may be new to you. This is a huge advantage because it gives you the flexibility to change your mind about which subject to specialise in, and is extremely valuable in alerting you to the important issues in other branches of science. Visit the Departments' websites for in-depth subject information, details about current research and suggested reading for prospective students. Science subjects offered within Natural Sciences Year 1 (Part IA) Year 2 (Part IB) Years 3 and 4 (Parts II and III) Biology of Cells Chemistry Computer Science Earth Sciences Evolution and Behaviour Materials Science Mathematics Mathematical Biology Physics Physiology of Organisms Animal Biology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Cell and Developmental Biology Chemistry (two options) Earth Sciences (two options) Ecology Experimental Psychology History and Philosophy of Science Materials Science Mathematics Neurobiology Pathology Pharmacology Physics (two options) Physiology Plant and...

Important information

Requirements: Entry Requirements Typical offers require A Level: A*A*AIB: 40-41 points, with 776 at Higher Level For other qualifications, see our main Entrance requirements pages. Course requirements Please note that in the following 'science/mathematics subjects' refers to Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. It does not include Psychology. Required by all Colleges:A Levels/IB Higher Levels in...


Where and when

Starts Location
1 Trumpington Street, CB2 1QA, Cambridgeshire , England
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What you'll learn on the course

GCSE Mathematics
GCSE Physics

Course programme

Course Outline Natural Sciences Course Outline

The teaching of material is approached in different ways but each subject option typically includes a combination of lectures, seminars, practical classes and supervisions. You also undertake research projects and field trips (where relevant).

Lectures, seminars and practicals are arranged by the University and take place in the departments in various locations throughout Cambridge, while supervisions are arranged by your Director of Studies and often (though not always) take place in the Colleges.

Year 1 (Part IA)

Year 2 (Part IB)

Years 3 and 4 (Parts II and III)

For further information about studying Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge see the Natural Sciences Tripos website.