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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 2017-18.

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.

Registration for your Minor Subject:
Once you are registered for your BBS Major Subject at the beginning of the long vacation, you will gain access to the BBS Moodle Site (NST Part II Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2017-18). More detailed information regarding subject timetables and compatibility between subjects will be available there. Please visit the Moodle site and register your Minor Subject choice by 1st September 2017.

Major Subjects for 2017-18:
(details about specific Major and Minor subjects are linked from the right hand side of this page)

 

Major Subject

Permissible Minor Subjects

Examination requirements

402

Pathology (A & B)

104 107 109 111 113 114 116 117 118 119 120 123 124 125 128 129

Four written papers of three hours each.

403

Pathology (A & C)

104, 107, 109, 111, 113, 114, 116, 118, 122, 124, 128, 129

Four written papers of three hours each.

404

Pathology (A & D)

103, 107, 109, 111, 113, 114, 116, 118, 119, 120, 123, 124, 125, 128, 129

Four written papers of three hours each.

405

Pathology (B & C)

104, 107, 109, 111, 113, 114, 116, 118, 122, 124, 128, 129

Four written papers of three hours each.

406

Pathology (B & D)

105, 107, 109, 111, 113, 114, 116, 118, 119, 120, 123, 124, 128, 129

Four written papers of three hours each.

407

Pathology (C & D)

105, 107, 109, 111, 113, 114, 116, 118,  124, 128, 129

Four written papers of three hours each.

408

Pharmacology

Maximum 15 candidates

104, 107, 108, 109, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 127, 128

Four written papers of three hours each.

409

Psychology

Students must have taken MVST Part IB or NST Part IB Experimental Psychology to take this Major Subject.

109, 115, 123, 124  - Students may choose additional Minor Subjects that do not have lecture clashes with the Psychology modules chosen – please consult the relevant lecture timetables

Four written papers of three hours each.

411

Biochemistry
Maximum 7 candidates

104 107 113 114 115 116 118 122 124 128 129

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

412

Plant Sciences (Cellular – M1, M2, L1, L3)

105, 106, 107, 109, 118, 119, 120, 121, 124, 128,

Four written papers of three hours each.

413

Plant Sciences (Ecology – M3 and Zoology M2, L2 and Zoology L4)

105, 106, 107, 109, 111, 114, 118, 121, 122, 124

Four written papers of three hours each.

414

Genetics (4 out of 5 modules)
Maximum 13 candidates

104, 107, 108, 109, 113, 114, 115, 118, 122, 124, 127, 128, 129 - (a fifth Genetics module can be taken as a Minor Subject)

Four written papers of three hours each.

415

Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (4 out of 16 modules)
Maximum 21 candidates

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

Four written papers of three hours each.

424

Pathology (B & E)

104 107 109 113 114 116 117 118 119 120 123 124 128 129

Four written papers of three hours each.

425

Pathology (C & E)

104 107 108 109 113 114 116 118 122 124 127 128 129

Four written papers of three hours each.

426

Pathology (D & E)

103 107 109 113 114 116 118 119 120 123 124 125 127 128 129

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.

428

Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour (PNB)

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

Four written papers of three hours each.

 

 


The Minor Subjects for 2016-17:

 

Minor Subject

Examination requirements

103

Health and Disease (HSPS Paper BAN8) (Maximum 20 candidates)

One written paper of three hours duration.

104

Human Evolution and Palaeolithic Archaeology (HSPS Paper BAN3) (Maximum 20 candidates)

One written paper of three hours duration worth 80% of the overall mark, and one practical examination worth 20% of the overall mark.

105

Social Networks and Behavioural Ecology (HSPS Paper BAN2)  (Maximum 20 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

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

One written paper of three hours duration.

108

Health, Medicine, and Society (HSPS Paper Soc 13)

One written paper of three hours duration.

109

The Family (Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Paper 9) - Limited Spaces

One written paper of three hours duration.

111

Central Mechanisms of Reward, Punishment and Emotion (Neuroscience Module N6)  (Maximum 15 candidates)

One written paper of three hours duration.

113

Early Medicine (History and Philosophy of Science) (Maximum 12 candidates )

One written paper of three hours duration.

114

Modern Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (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 Tripos Part II)

One written paper of three hours duration.

117

Philosophy of Education (Education Studies Tripos Part II)

One written paper of three hours duration.

118

History of Education (Education Studies Tripos Part II)

One written paper of three hours duration.

119

Plant and Microbial Genetics (Genetics Module 2)

One written paper of three hours duration.

120

Human Genetics (Genetics Module 4)

One written paper of three hours duration.

121

Evolutionary Genetics (Genetics Module 5)

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 (Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Paper 6) - Limited Spaces

One written paper of three hours duration.

124

Psychology and Social Issues (Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Paper 7) - Limited Spaces

One written paper of three hours duration.

125

Gender Development: Biological, Psychological and Clinical Perspectives (Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Paper 8) - Limited Spaces

One written paper of three hours duration.

126

Exploring Music Psychology (Music Part II Paper 17) (Maximum 1 candidate – candidates must demonstrate some musical knowledge to be permitted to study this option)

One written paper of three hours duration.

127

Conservation Science (Zoology Module M2) (not available to students taking Zoology Module M2 as a Major Subject)

One written paper of three hours duration.

128

Bioinformatics (Maximum 46 candidates)

One written paper of three hours duration.

129

General Practice and Primary Care Research

Maximum 8 candidates

One written paper of three hours duration

Candidates should consult the examination regulations of the relevant Tripos for latest examination requirements.