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Information for new and current students

The Natural Sciences Tripos is the framework within which most of the science is taught in Cambridge. It is taught by sixteen Departments and includes a wide range of physical and biological sciences and the history and philosophy of science.


This part of the website is designed to provide new and current students with a starting point to learn more about the Tripos. Further information on each subject is available in the programme specification, on the course website, and in the subject summary. Most subjects post their reading lists on the course websites. 


These pages provide an outline of each Part of the Tripos and include essential advice and information for the start of each year.