Subject Summary: Part II Physical Sciences
The aim of Part II Physical Sciences is to allow students to continue to develop a broader knowledge of the sciences than a Part II single subject may provide. NST Part II Physical Sciences is also designed for students who have decided on a career more suited to a broad scientific background and have concluded that a more research-oriented single subject Part II would not meet their needs.
Each candidate will offer one Half Subject (chosen from Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Sciences) a Part IB subject, and a 5,000 word dissertation.
The material in the Half Subject is taken from the corresponding Part II subject. The subjects available and restrictions can be found at:
Programme Specification: Part II Physical Sciences
This course consists of material borrowed from other courses offered within the Natural Sciences Tripos and elsewhere.
- to provide a route for students who would prefer to follow a broader curriculum in physical sciences than that offered in other Part II courses;
- to provide a course for students who have decided on a career more suited to a broad scientific background and have concluded that a more research-oriented single subject Part II would not meet their needs.
At the end of the course, students should
- be able to apply the ideas and concepts introduced in the courses to solve problems, make predictions and rationalise trends;
- have a deeper understanding in selected areas of physical science;
- have enhanced practical skills, particularly in the areas of making and interpreting measurements.
Teaching and Learning Methods
These include lectures, supervisions and practical classes.
Students offer a subset of the examinations required for their Part II Half Subject in Chemistry, Physics or Geological Sciences, the examination requirements for their chosen Part IB subject, and a 5,000 word dissertation.
Further information is available on the Course Websites pages.