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Course costs

Please note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the course costs given below for courses within the Natural Sciences Tripos were accurate at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to review and revise the costs without prior notification and you are advised that their publication here serves only as an indicator of course costs for current and future years. The publication of this information does not form part of any contractual arrangement of costs associated with studying at the University.

General Tripos requirements

A essential University-approved calculator approx £15 - £20
B essential
for some courses
labcoat
Safety spectacles
approx £11
approx £3 - £6
C non-essential books etc., as advised in course documentation at student's discretion
library books are available
D non-essential specialist equipment can be borrowed if necessary

Costs for individual courses

The following courses have direct additional costs to students associated with them:

Part IA Earth Sciences

 

 

E

essential

One-week field course (Arran: Easter Vacation)

£95

 

Part IA Evolution and Behaviour

F

non-essential

One-week field course (various locations: Easter Vacation)

approximately £50 + travel costs

 

Part IB Ecology (Ecology, Evolution & Conservation from October 2019)

G

non-essential but highly desirable

10-day field course (limited to 40 places) (Juniper Hall: Long Vacation prior to course)

 

£100

 

Part IB Earth Sciences A and B

H

essential

Ten-day mapping course (Cumbria: Long Vacation before course)

£105

I

essential

Two-week field course (South West England: Easter Vacation)

Weymouth and Bude: £75

Bude only: £60

 

Part IB Plant and Microbial Sciences

J

non-essential but highly desirable

one-week field course  (Portugal: Easter Vacation)

£120

 

Part II Earth Sciences

K

essential

Ten-day mapping course (Skye: Long Vacation prior to course

£115

L

essential

Eight-day tectonics field course [same as Q] (Greece: Christmas  Vacation)

£155

M

essential

One-month individual project fieldwork (Long Vacation prior to course)

Any costs above £400.  Total cost depends on choice of location

 

Part II Zoology

N

non-essential

Sabah, Borneo (alternating with Panama)

£600 but funding is available

 

Part III Earth Sciences

O

essential

Individual project.  May involve optional fieldwork costs.

any costs associated with optional fieldwork

P

essential

one-week field course (Spain: Easter Vacation)

£135

 

Part III Physics

Q

non-essential part of a Major Topic

eight-day tectonics field course [same as L] (Greece: Christmas Vacation)

£150