Natural Sciences (Physical)

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A varied course which incorporates a range of science disciplines and offers lots of opportunity for specialisation.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Natural Sciences (Physical).


Overview πŸ”— This is the Natural Sciences section of the University undergraduate prospectus. The most important information about the course is here, including entry requirements, course structure, and prerequisites.

Faculty Website πŸ”— This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources. The most important of them is the undergraduate prospectus πŸ”— 🌟, which gives a general overview of what studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge is like.

Alternative Prospectus πŸ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Cambridge University Student Union; it’s written based on students’ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a Natural Sciences student is like, compared to official materials.

More things to explore

Studying Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge πŸ”— 🌟 A great interview with Professor David Spring from the Department of Chemistry - useful whether or not you're thinking of applying to Trinity!

NRich Natural Sciences preparation πŸ”— 🌟 This site focuses on mathematical skills relevant to the Cambridge Natural Sciences degree. Every natural scientist has to study some form of mathematics at Cambridge, so this isn’t an area to overlook!

PaigeY YouTube channel πŸ”— 🌟 Paige graduated with a degree in Physical Natural Sciences in 2020. Throughout her time at Cambridge, she made YouTube videos to document her experiences and provide an insight into the daily life of a Physics student at Cambridge.

CambTweet Physics πŸ”— 🌟 Follow the daily life of a current Physical Natural Scientist through this Twitter account!

Application Resources

Reading List πŸ”— These are the reading lists for the papers that first-years take. Don’t be intimidated by how long they are; they’re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

FAQ πŸ”— 🌟 Some useful answers to common questions about the application process.

InsideUni Physical Natural Sciences interview experiences πŸ”— 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!