Q. Is the course for me?
A. If you want to maintain some breadth at Part II, and are a Natural Scientist who wants to follow a careeer other than in research, or if you are a medic or vet, then yes, the course is for you. Talk to your DoS about your options.
Q. Do I have to do a research project?
A. No – in place of a research project you take a minor subject and write a 6000 word dissertation.
Q. Why may only certain major and minor subjects be combined?
A. Combinations are restricted to avoid timetable clashes.
Q. Where can I find out about the content of individual major or minor subjects?
A. Look on the websites given in this handbook, talk to the course organisers, or come to the Subjects Fair on March and talk to the BBS Course Coordinator and reps at individual subject stands.
Q. When and how do I apply?
A. You apply for your Major Subject as part of the Part II Allocations Procedure. Your College will give you an application form which you need to complete by the second week of the Easter term. Some departments ask for additional information - check the Allocations Procedure website. If you want to do BBS you should apply for the "D" option. Places will be allocated after the exams, and you should know if you have a place before the summer vacation. The Faculty Office will ask you, via your College, to state your preferred Minor Subject in early July once your Major Subject has been confirmed. Some Minor Subjects have limited places, and if these are oversubcribed the departments concerned will select their own students.
Q. What degree will I get if I take BBS?
A. If you take Part II BBS you will end up with a BA degree just like any other NST Single subject Part II student. In neither case will the actual subject (whether NST Part II Single subject or NST Part II BBS) be indicated on the degree certificate. They will however be stated on your official University Transcript which will say which subjects (including the Major) that you studied in each year.