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Permissible Subject Combinations

BBS and timetable constraints

It is essential for BBS students to be able to attend ALL lectures offered by both their Major and Minor Subjects. For this reason, only combinations of subjects which have compatible timetables are permitted.

Permissible combinations

Please note the information below applies to those studying in NST Part II BBS in 2018-19.

The Faculty office has prepared a detailed table of incompatible combinations for each Major Subject module and each Minor Subject for 2018-19.

The Faculty Board of Biology gives 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 2018-19.

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.

Permissible combinations for 2018-19:
Disclaimer: Please note the information below is given to the best of our knowledge of subject timetables, which occasionally change from year on year.

Major Subject

Permissible Minor Subjects

402 - Pathology (A & B)

103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 109, 111, 113, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 123, 124, 125, 128, 129, 130, 132, 133, 134, 135

403 - Pathology (A & C)

104, 105, 107, 108, 109, 111, 113, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 128, 129, 130, 132, 133

404 - Pathology (A & D)

103, 104, 105, 107, 108, 109, 111, 113, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 123, 124, 125, 128, 129, 130, 132, 133, 134, 135

405 - Pathology (B & C)

104, 105, 107, 108, 109, 111, 113, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 123, 124, 128, 129, 130, 132, 133

406 - Pathology (B & D)

103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 111, 113, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 123, 124, 125, 128, 129, 130, 132, 133, 134, 135

407 - Pathology (C & D)

104, 105, 107, 108, 109, 111, 113, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 123, 124, 128, 129, 130, 132, 133

408 - Pharmacology

104, 107, 108, 109, 111, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 128, 129, 133

409 - Psychology

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

107, 109, 115, 116, 122, 123, 124, 125, 127, 128, 131- Students may choose additional Minor Subjects that do not have lecture clashes with the Psychology modules chosen – please consult the relevant lecture timetables

411 - Biochemistry

104, 107, 108, 113, 114, 115, 116, 118, 122, 124, 128, 129, 132

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

105, 106, 108, 109, 118, 119, 121, 124, 135

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

105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 111, 114, 118, 121, 122, 124, 133, 135

414 - Genetics (4 out of 5 modules)

104, 107, 108, 113, 114, 115, 119, 120, 121, 122, 124, 128, 132- (a fifth Genetics module can be taken as a Minor Subject) Students may choose additional Minor Subjects that do not have lecture clashes with the Genetics modules chosen – please consult the relevant lecture timetables

415 - Physiology, Development and Neuroscience (4 out of 16 modules)

A fifth PDN module can be taken as a Minor Subject. Students may choose Minor Subjects that do not have lecture clashes with the PDN modules chosen – please consult the relevant lecture timetables

424 - Pathology (B & E)

103, 104, 107, 108, 109, 113, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 123, 124, 125, 128, 129, 130, 132, 133, 134, 135

425 - Pathology (C & E)

104, 107, 108, 109, 113, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 122, 123, 124, 128, 129, 130, 132, 133

426 - Pathology (D & E)

103, 104, 107, 108, 109, 113, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 123, 124, 125, 128, 129, 130, 132, 133, 134, 135

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

105. A fifth Zoology module can be taken as a Minor Subject. Students may choose Minor Subjects that do not have lecture clashes with the Zoology modules chosen – please consult the relevant lecture timetables

428 - Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour (PNB)

106, 107, 108, 109, 111, 118, 122, 124, 128. Students may choose Minor Subjects that do not have lecture clashes with the PNB modules chosen – please consult the relevant lecture timetables

Timetables

Using Timetable.cam.ac.uk is the easiest way to build your personal timetable, combining your Major and your Minor Subjects.

Major Subjects can be found by selecting the corresponding subject.

All Minor Subjects have been brought together under the area of study "Biological and Biomedical Sciences".

Over the summer vacation, timetable.cam.ac.uk leads to a place holder page but you can continue to view the previous year timetable by adding the year in the web address, such as 2017-18.timetable.cam.ac.uk. This might help you when choosing your Major and Minor Subjects. However note that a number of Subjects change their timetables from one year to the next. The list of permissible combinations and the detailed incompatibility table given above include all changes communicated to the Faculty of Biology Office and are therefore better suited to help you choose your Major and Minor Subjects for the following academic year.

Information contacts

For information regarding Major Subjects such as content and timetables, please see the contact details on the Major Subjects webpage.

For information regarding Minor Subjects such as content and timetables, please see the contact details on the Minor Subjects webpage.

For general administration of BBS and general questions which cannot be answered in departments, please contact the Faculty of Biology Office (FacBiol@admin.cam.ac.uk, (7)66899)

If you wish to move to or from BBS or wish to change Major and/or Minor subject(s), please contact the departments involved AND the Faculty of Biology Office.