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Advanced Study at the University of Cambridge

Nature volume 143, page 676 (22 April 1939) | Download Citation



THE University of Cambridge has recently published abstracts of ninety-one dissertations approved during the academic year 1937–38 for the Ph.D. (75), M.Sc. (11) and M.Litt (5) degrees. The abstracts are full enough (averaging about a page and a half) to give a fair idea of the substance of the dissertations. They may be roughly grouped as follows: the humanities 26, pure science 55, applied science 10. The actual distribution according to faculties is: divinity 2, moral science 2, classics 3, English 4, modern and medieval languages 6, history 3, economics and politics 3, archaeology and anthropology 2, geography 1, mineralogy and petrology 4, mathematics 8, physics 6, chemistry 14, botany and zoology 15, biochemistry and physiology 8, agriculture 3, engineering 7.

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