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2nd Year (Part IB)

Choosing your subjects and registering for practical classes: What subjects can I study?

In the second year, Part IB, of the Natural Sciences Tripos you read THREE subjects from those listed below. There are some timetabling restrictions and you cannot take more than one subject from any one group. The subjects are grouped together as follows:

GroupSubjectsLecture times
A Geological Sciences B; Physics B M. W. F. 9
B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Geological Sciences A M. W. F. 10
C Animal Biology; Mathematics; Pharmacology M. W. F. 11
D Ecology; Pathology; Physics A M. W. F. 12
E Chemistry B; Physiology Tu. Th. S. 9
F Materials Science; Cell and Developmental Biology Tu. Th. S. 10
G Experimental Psychology; Plant and Microbial Sciences Tu. Th. S. 11
H Chemistry A; Neurobiology Tu. Th. S. 12
I History and Philosophy of Science M. W. F. 5

TIMETABLE OF TEACHING 2013-2014

Practicals

Staggered start times may be possible where there are clashes with lectures. You will be informed of the start time when you register.

Animal Biology W. 12-5 or Th. 12-5. Four hours, fortnightly.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Four hours starting at 12 on M. and 11 on Tu. or W. or Th.or F.
Cell and Developmental Biology Tu. or F. 11-5. Four hours of practical within these times. Staggered starts to avoid problems of clashes with other IB subjects.
Chemistry A M. Tu. W. Th. F. 1.45-5.
Chemistry B M. Tu. W. Th. F. 1.45-6.
Ecology Introductory meeting - Monday 14th October, 2pm, Part II Lecture Theatre, Department of Zoology.
Experimental Psychology Two, two-hour sessions per week, one chosen from Tu. 9-11 or W. 10-12 or 2-4, and the other from Th. 2-4 or F. 10-12 or 2-4.
Geological    Sciences A Three 1.5 hour practicals. Choose one from each set: 
Set 1: F. 11-1, F. 2-4; 
Set 2: M. 11-1, M. 2-4, Tu. 10-1 
Set 3: W. 11-1, W. 2-4, Th. 10-1
Geological Sciences B M. W. F. 11-1; or Tu. Th. S. 10-12 (3 practicals of 1.5 hours per week)
Materials Science One practical per week, either M. 9.30-12 or Tu. 2-4.30 or W. 9.30-12 or W. 2-4.30.
Mathematics See timetable.
Neurobiology Tu. or Th. 2-5.
Pathology W. and  F. 2-4.
Pharmacology Tu. 2-5 or W. 2-5.
Physics A M. 2-5.45, Tu. 10-5.45, Th. 10-5.45, F. 2-5.45. Students will be allocated periods within these times.
Physics B M. 2-5.45, Tu. 10-5.45, Th. 10-5.45, F. 2-5.45. Students will be allocated periods within these times.
Physiology Tu. or Th. 2-4(5).
Plant & Microbial Sciences M. or Tu. 12-5. Four hours.

 

Practical registrations

Students must register (for 2013) for each subject at the following times and places:

Chemistry A 9-1 or 2-4, Tuesday 8 October, Department of Chemistry introductory talk: 10:45, Wednesday 9 October, Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre
Chemistry B 9-1 or 2-4, Tuesday 8 October, Department of Chemistry introductory talk: 10:00, Wednesday 9 October, Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture Theatre
Geological Sciences A and B 9.30-12.30 or 2.30-4.30, Wednesday 9 October, Department of Earth Sciences, IB GSA Lab. Please let the Department know if you have a clash with other practicals.
Materials Science Register online at http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/teaching/ by 12 noon on Monday 7 October

Physics A and         Physics B

2.00, Wednesday 9 October, Cavendish Laboratory
Physics B but not Physics A 
or 
Physics A but not Physics B
2-4, Tuesday 8 October, Cavendish Laboratory
All biological subjects 11.00 - 12.15, Wednesday 9 October, Senate House

This year a new version of the timetable calendar has been developed and you will be able to go to www.timetable.cam.ac.uk, select your subjects and ‘Add’ the lectures and practicals. Once you have registered for a practical session, in order to add your practical sessions you can select the subject, click on  ‘Practicals’ in the ‘Module’  box to expand the list, and then ‘Add’  those practical sessions which apply.

Location of Lectures

The location of the FIRST lecture in the Michaelmas Term for each of the courses is listed below:

Animal Biology Main Lecture Theatre, Department of Zoology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Lecture Theatre, Sanger Building, Department of Biochemistry, Tennis Court Road
Cell and Developmental Biology Biffen Lecture Theatre, Department of Genetics
Chemistry A Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry
Chemistry B Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry
Ecology Main Lecture Theatre, Department of Zoology
Experimental Psychology Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building
Geological Sciences A Tilley Lecture Room, Department of Earth Sciences
Geological Sciences B Tilley Lecture Room, Department of Earth Sciences
History and Philosophy of Science Mill Lane Lecture Room 1
Materials Science Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry
Mathematics Arts School, Room A, Bene't Street
Neurobiology Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology
Pathology Lecture Theatre 1, Department of Chemistry
Pharmacology Lecture Theatre, Department of Pharmacology
Physics A Cockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site
Physics B Cockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site
Physiology Lecture Theatre 1, Department of Physiology
Plant and Microbial Sciences Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences

Further information on each subject is available in the programme specification, on the course website, and in the subject summary.