Knowledge of mathematics is essential for all scientists; it is the language with which we formulate theories and natural laws and express our ideas. The Natural Sciences Tripos (NST) includes courses in mathematics; all students study mathematics in the first year (IA) and many choose to study mathematics in the second year (IB).
First year (IA) students choose one of the following four courses:
- Mathematics (Course A or B)
- Run by Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, in the University of Cambridge Faculty of Mathematics.
- Mathematical Biology
- Run by Faculty of Biology.
- Elementary Mathematics for Biologists
- Jointly run by the Faculties of Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Physiology, Development and Neuroscience.
In the second year (IB) there is a single, optional, dedicated mathematics course:
- Mathematics IB, including Natural Sciences Tripos Computational Mathematics Practicals
- Run by Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, in the Faculty of Mathematics.
For pre-admission Information, please follow one of the following links:
- For people interested in applying to Cambridge to Study Natural Sciences
- For peope holding an offer to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge