## Introduction

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

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.

## Second Year

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.

## Pre-Admission Information

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