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Permissible Subject Combinations

The Faculty Board of Biology give notice, in accordance with Regulation 30 for the Natural Sciences Tripos, that the following combinations of Major and Minor Subjects will be offered in the Natural Sciences Tripos, Part II (Biological and Biomedical Sciences) in 2014-15.

Subject to any restrictions announced in a particular year by the Faculty Board under the provisions of Regulation 30, candidates are required to offer in the examination for Part II of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences of the Natural Sciences Tripos:

(a) the examination requirements of one Major Subject;

(b) the examination requirements of one Minor Subject;

(c) a dissertation of not more than 6,000 words, excluding tables, figures, and references.

All subjects make provision for candidates to offer a dissertation.

The subjects available and permissible combinations are listed below, together with the name of the Department offering the subject (which may be consulted for advice). If there is a limit on the number of candidates that can be accepted for a subject, this is indicated.

Major Subjects for 2014-15:
(details about specific Major and Minor subjects are linked from the right hand side of this page)

Major Subjects

Permissible Minor Subjects

Examination requirements

402

Pathology (A & B)

103 104 105 107 108 109 113 114 116 118 119 120 122 123 124

Four written papers of three hours each.

403

Pathology (A & C)

104 105 107 108 109 113 114 116 117 118 119 120 122 123 124

Four written papers of three hours each.

404

Pathology (A & D)

103 104 105 107 108 109 113 114 116 117 118 119 120 122 123 124

Four written papers of three hours each.

405

Pathology (B & C)

104 105 107 108 109 111 113 114 116 118 119 120 122 123 124

Four written papers of three hours each.

406

Pathology (B & D)

103 104 105 106 107 108 109 111 113 114 116 118 119 120 121 122 123 124

Four written papers of three hours each.

407

Pathology (C & D)

104 105 107 108 109 111 113 114 116 117 118 119 120 122 123 124

Four written papers of three hours each.

408

Pharmacology

104 107 108 109 113 114 115 116 117 119 120 122 123 125 126 127

Four written papers of three hours each.

409

Psychology

107 111 115 122 125 (further Minor Subjects may be available depending on the Psychology options chosen)

Four written papers of three hours each.

411

Biochemistry Maximum 7 candidates

104 108 113 114 122 123

Five written papers: four papers of three hours each and   one paper of three and a quarter hours.

412

Plant Sciences
(Cellular - M1, M4, L1, L2)

104 105 107 108 109 111 115 116 118 119 122 123 125 126 127

Four written papers of three hours each.

413

Plant Sciences
(Ecology - M3, M1 or Zoology M3, L2 and Zoology L4)

104 105 106 108 109 111 118 121 123

Four written papers of three hours each.

414

Genetics
Maximum 10 candidates

104 105 107 108 113 114 115 116 118 122 123 125 126 127 (a fifth Genetics module can be taken as a Minor Subject)

Four written papers of three hours each.

415

Physiology, Development & Neuroscience Maximum 21 candidates

106 111 121 122 127 (minor subject 123 can also be taken if PDN modules P4, P2 and P6 are not taken; minor subject 124 can be taken if P2, P3, P4 and P6 are taken)

Four written papers of three hours each.

417

Neuroscience
Maximum 15 candidates

107 113 115 116 117 118 122 125 (minor subjects 106 and 111 are also offered if not taken as Major subject modules)

Four written papers of three hours each.

424

Pathology (B & E)

103 104 107 108 113 114 116 118 122 123 124

Four written papers of three hours each.

425

Pathology (C & E)

104 107 108 113 114 116 117 118 122 123 124

Four written papers of three hours each.

426

Pathology (D & E)

103 104 107 108 113 114 116 117 118 122 123 124

Four written papers of three hours each.

427

Zoology (Choose 2 from Zoology modules M1 to M8 or Plant Sciences M3, and 2 from L1 to L7 or Genetics module 5)

Students may choose Minor Subjects that do not have lecture clashes with the Zoology modules chosen – please consult the relevant lecture timetables

Four written papers of three hours each.

 

 


The Minor Subjects for 2014-15:

Minor Subjects

Examination requirements

103

Health and Disease (Biological Anthropology Foundation BAN4)
Maximum 7 candidates

One written paper of three hours duration.

104

Human Origins (Biological Anthropology Foundation BAN3)  
Maximum 7 candidates

One written paper of three hours duration.

105

Behavioural Ecology (Biological Anthropology Foundation BAN2)
Maximum 7 candidates

One written paper of three hours duration.

106

Neural Degeneration and Regeneration (Neuroscience module N5)
Maximum 15 candidates

One written paper of three hours duration.

107

History and Ethics of Medicine (History & Philosophy of Medicine)
Maximum 50 candidates

One written paper of three hours duration.

108

Medicine, Body and Society (Politics, Psychology, and Sociology Paper Soc 10)

One written paper of three hours duration or two submitted essays of not more than 5000 words.

109

The Family (HSPS - Paper Int 9)

One written paper of three hours duration or two submitted   essays of not more than 5000 words.

111


Central Mechanisms of Sensation and Behaviour   (Neuroscience module N6)
Maximum 15 candidates


THIS OPTION IS NOW FULL FOR 2014-15

One written paper of three hours duration.

113

Early Medicine (History & Philosophy of Science Part II - Paper 2)
Maximum 12 candidates

One written paper of three hours duration.

114

Modern Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (History & Philosophy of Science Part II - Paper 5)
Maximum 12 candidates

One written paper of three hours duration.

115

Psychology of Education (Education Studies Tripos Part II)  
Maximum 10 candidates

One written paper of three hours duration.

116

Sociology of Education (Education Studies Part II)

One written paper of three hours duration.

117

Philosophy of Education (Education Studies Part II)

One written paper of three hours duration.

118

History of Education (Education Studies Part II)

One written paper of three hours duration.

119

Plant and Microbial Genetics (Genetics M2)

One written paper of three hours duration.

120

Human Genetics (Genetics M4)

One written paper of three hours duration.

121

Evolutionary Genetics (Genetics M5)

One written paper of three hours duration.

122

ETECH Project in Entrepreneurship

A group project assignment worth 60% of the minor subject mark, plus two individual assignments of no more than 500 words together worth 40% of the minor subject mark.

123

Development and Psychopathology (HSPS Tripos Paper Psy 4)

One written paper of three hours duration.

124

Psychology and Social Issues (HSPS Tripos Paper Psy 6)

One written paper of three hours duration.

125

Gender Development: Biological, Psychological and Clinical Perspectives
(HSPS Tripos Paper Psy 7)

One written paper of three hours durations.

126

Perception and Performance (Music Part II paper 11) (Maximum 1 candidate - candidates must demonstrate some musical knowledge to be permitted to study this option)

(i) the submission of a written report and (ii) a two-hour   written examination. Each element counts as 50% of the overall mark.

127

Conservation Science (Zoology module M2 - not available to students taking zoology module M2 as a major subject)

One written paper of three hours