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A meeting and reception are held at the end of the Lent Term for those considering the course in the following academic year. At this meeting, the structure and content of the course and the nature of the assessment procedures are described. There is no formal application procedure but prospective students are invited to discuss their interests and the most suitable combination of modules with a member of staff.

Selection is based on performance in Part IB and students who do poorly may be interviewed formally by a member of staff before they are accepted.

Plant and Microbial Sciences IB is not a course requirement however, if you wish to conduct a research project at Part II you must achieve a Class II mark at IB in at least two subjects.