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Natural Sciences, BA/MSci

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #7 (QS) ,
Natural Sciences (NST) is the framework within which most science subjects are taught at the University of Cambridge. If you want to study any of the biological and physical sciences listed below, this is the course for you.

About

The flexibility of the Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge makes it possible to take purely biological sciences, purely physical sciences or a combination of both, according to your interests.

You choose your subjects at the start of the first term in discussion with your Director of Studies but you should indicate in your Supplementary Application Questionnaire (SAQ) whether your interests lie broadly in biological or physical sciences. The choice isn't absolute, and many students change direction before they start or as they progress.

In Year 1 (Part IA), you study three experimental science subjects (from a choice of eight, see above), plus one mathematics subject (Mathematics or Mathematical Biology), chosen at the start of the first term.

Many students discover a passion for the new subjects that they start in the first year, such as Earth Sciences or Materials Science, and continue with these in subsequent years.

After Natural Sciences?

Almost half of our graduates continue with further study and research (either in Cambridge or at other universities) in the chemical industry, pharmaceuticals, infection and immunology, biotechnology, environmental management or nanotechnology. Natural Sciences prepares you well for the challenges of research, especially in emerging interdisciplinary areas.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology of Cells
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Sciences
  • Evolution and Behaviour
  • Materials Science
  • Physics
  • Physiology of Organisms

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    110

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General Requirements

  • A Level: A*A*A
  • IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30678 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30678 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cambridge

  • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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