University of Cambridge Biology

University of Cambridge Biology

Faculty of Biology

The Faculty Board of Biology is responsible for the undergraduate teaching of biological sciences in the Natural Sciences Tripos through the Biological Sciences Committee, for the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos through the MVST Part I Committee and for the Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Tripos through the PBS Management Committee.

Medical and Veterinary Science Tripos

In Years 1 and 2, the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos (MVST), you study the clinically-relevant core scientific knowledge and skills that you will need as a professional. Taught by some of the world’s top academic scientists, we provide you with the scientific basis that will allow you to develop your career to the full, whether your aim is to deliver outstanding patient care or whether you wish to contribute to clinical academic medicine / veterinary medicine, combining research and teaching with clinical duties to push forward the boundaries of health care.

In Year 3, you specialise in one of a wide range of other subjects offered by the University (sometimes known elsewhere as intercalation) to qualify for the BA degree. Options include:

• Part II Biological and Biomedical Sciences
• a single Part II Natural Sciences subject
• a subject less obviously related to medicine / veterinary medicine, such as Anthropology, Management Studies or Philosophy