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Natural Sciences Tripos

 

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 £25
B essential
for some courses
labcoat
Safety spectacles
approx £13-£16
approx £4 - £7
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)

 

Estimated Cost: £110

Part IA Evolution and Behaviour

 

F

non-essential

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

 

approximately £65 + travel costs

Part IB Earth Sciences A and B

 

G

essential

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

 

£105

H

essential

Ten-day field course (South West England: Easter Vacation)

 

 

Dorset: £75

 

Devon and Cornwall: £60

Part IB Plant and Microbial Sciences

 

I

non-essential but highly desirable

one-week field course  (Portugal: Easter Vacation)

 

Not available in 21-22

Part II Earth Sciences

 

J

essential

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

  Not available in 2021-22

K

essential

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

 

Not available in 2021-22

 

These have been replaced with various day-trips.  Please see the Earth Sciences course website.

L

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

 

M

non-essential

Panama (alternating with Sabah, Borneo)

 

£600 but funding is available (students are eligible to apply for college travel funds to support the costs of this trip)

Not availbale 2021-22

Part III Earth Sciences

 

N

essential

Individual project.  May involve optional fieldwork costs.

 

any costs associated with optional fieldwork

O

essential

one-week field course (Spain: Easter Vacation)

 

£135

Part III Physics

 

P

non-essential part of a Major Topic

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

 

Not available in 2021-22