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Mathematics for the Natural Sciences Tripos (NST)



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 courses:

  • Mathematics (Course A or B)
    • Run by the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, in the University of Cambridge Faculty of Mathematics.
  • Mathematical Biology
    • Run by the Faculty of Biology.

Second Year

In the second year (IB) there are three, optional, dedicated mathematics courses:

Pre-Admission Information

For pre-admission Information, please follow one of the following links: