Natural Sciences is the framework within which most science subjects are taught at Cambridge, offering 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 from the third year. Some third-year specialisms offer a fourth year option, leading to an MSci degree (progression to the fourth year is dependent on satisfactory performance).
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Other qualifications at a level equivalent to A Levels and IB Higher Levels - including Scottish Advanced Highers, Welsh qualifications, the Irish Leaving Certificate, and a range of European and overseas qualifications - are also accepted. Please see the guidance at: www.cam.ac.uk/entrancerequirements.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
Applicants may be required to take a subject-specific written assessment before or after being shortlisted for interview. Please check the website for registration timings and further details (www.cam.ac.uk/assessment).
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course