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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 £11-17
B essential
for some courses
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) £90
Part IA Evolution and Behaviour
F non-essential One-week field course (various locations: Easter Vacation) approximately £50 + travel costs
Part IB Ecology
G non-essential but highly desirable 10-day field course (limited to 40 places) (Juniper Hall: Long Vacation prior to course) £100
10-day field course in Molecular Ecology (limited to 10 places) (Madingley, Cambridge: Long Vacation just before start of Michaelmas Term) £100
Part IB Earth Sciences A and B
H essential Ten-day mapping course (Cumbria: Long Vacation before course) £100
I essential Two-week field course (Dorset/Cornwall: Easter Vacation) £95
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 £110
L essential Eight-day tectonics field course [same as Q] (Greece: Christmas  Vacation) £150
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 Panama (alternating with Sabah, Borneo) £500 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) £130
Part III Physics
Q non-essential part of a Major Topic eight-day tectonics field course [same as M] (Greece: Christmas Vacation) £150