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    Looking at the website would probably help you find that out.
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    thanx alot.... :rolleyes:
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    UCL offers NatSci too.
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    (Original post by nemo199)
    thanx alot.... :rolleyes:
    Here, this page gives you an outline: http://www.cam.ac.uk/admissions/unde...ci/part1a.html

    It should give you lots of general info about natsci at Cambridge as well if you click on the links at the side. Enjoy!
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    thnk u
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    I applied with only 2 sciences and an As in maths and got accepted by John's so it all depends... but Bath do a really good course i hear aswell. I think Cambridge has the best range though.
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    I am going to be starting NatSci at Durham (collingwood) in October. I am looking forward to having a nice variation (from my A levels, you can see I was always a bit of a buffet learner). I am concerned I may wind up with a mish-mash degree, but then again I want the chance to change my mind and alter my specialities etc, so i think its good for me... And it should also make most scientific jobs, and otherwise, under the sun, open up for me! I hope. Lol
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    hey robbieC ive got sorta the same AS levels, im doin math, chemistry physics and english language. are you going for physical NatSci or biological NatSci?
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    Why does Cam offer a BA in Natural Science, but all other uni's do Bsc? Whats the difference?
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    no difference at all.
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    Why does Cam offer a BA in Natural Science, but all other uni's do Bsc? Whats the difference?
    The Cambridge course has no actual scientific content. It's an arts course just based around science e.g. paintings of scientific concepts, biological poems.
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    (Original post by crana9)
    The Cambridge course has no actual scientific content. It's an arts course just based around science e.g. paintings of scientific concepts, biological poems.
    thought so...(!)
    why have bsc or ba if there is no difference?
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    Cambridge like to be different.
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    In terms of difficulty and qualification, are these two natsci courses even comparable?

    I have a place at durham and was wondering if it was worth paying top up fees to go to cambridge because of course content rather than prestigiousness.

    I find that the structure of cambridges seems more qualifying for the student and you do more work in a year ie. four subjects for everyone. Plus cos they encourage the MSci more than Durham. But Durham seems to have more overall choice....with economics and archaeology.

    In durham if you change from engineering to NatSci, you cant do Maths/Phys modules, does that mean you basically wasted your first year???


    Cheers for your time!!
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    (Original post by hyuuga)
    I find that the structure of cambridges seems more qualifying for the student
    Um... don't understand you there, sorry.


    (Original post by hyuuga)
    and you do more work in a year ie. four subjects for everyone.
    Number of subjects =/= Amount of work
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    We do do a lot of work though.
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    Someone from Cambridge told me at an open day that if you did a Physics degree there you would cover more work than at another university because of the extra choices you get in the earlier years. You are expected to learn a similar amount of Physics, but alot extra in other areas. I suppose this makes you more qualified as you know more areas, but the degree qualification is still the same.

    Durham's Nat Sci course is completely different. It offers a wider spectrum of choices e.g. geography, where as Cambridge offer a wider choice of specialised areas. The only chance to do modules from the same department is if you do MSci and then I think you can only specialise in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, possibly a couple of others and some joint honours variations.

    I'm starting Nat Sci at Durham this year, I was going to do a straight Maths degree but I enjoy other subjects, so want to continue with them and Durham's course allow me to do this. I looked at Cambridge and Bath but their courses didn't allow me to specialise in maths.

    You can do modules in 2, 3 or 4 subjects in your first year at Durham and take up a new subject in favour of a previous one in your 2nd year. It is very flexible, but you end up with a degree in Nat Sci not a subject like at Cambridge.
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    (Original post by Posie)
    I'm starting Nat Sci at Durham this year, I was going to do a straight Maths degree but I enjoy other subjects, so want to continue with them and Durham's course allow me to do this. I looked at Cambridge and Bath but their courses didn't allow me to specialise in maths.
    If you end up going down the theoretical physics/astrophysics route you end up taking quite a few courses with maths people - astrophysics is at some point 2/3rds taken with Maths students and you can switch to Maths at various points (particularly part III, I think) and things.

    But I'd agree that Durham's course is probably much more flexible (although I don't actually know that much about it).
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    (Original post by crana9)
    The Cambridge course has no actual scientific content. It's an arts course just based around science e.g. paintings of scientific concepts, biological poems.
    lol. :rolleyes: yea. and the artistic value of newton's manuscripts. how beautiful his handwriting was when he was a student there. i believe trinity has his diary.
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    The cambridge course is more qualifying as in suited more to a few direct career paths especially with the specialist subjects. In durham the general 'science' degree wont be as valuable.

    I don't mind working more if the outcome is better, e.g. at cambridge. because you can go to genetics and experimental psychology in the course you can become qualified within these areas. In durham by choosing the modules yourself you are kinda missing out on some of the accredited qualifications, am i right?

    Is a cambridge graduate from NatSsci definitely more valued than a durham one in a particular subject? Basing the answer on whether the course content makes you 'better' from cambridge.
 
 
 
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