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Natural Sciences

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,C-B,B,B

To include 2 science A levels. Science subjects could include Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Maths or Physics. Please note Core Sciences also have specific Science subject requirements e.g. Chemistry will require A Level Chemistry. Please contact us for further advice.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30

122 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction, to include sufficient Science units, please contact us for advice.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at grade C (or 4) and Maths at grade B (or 6).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

To include 2 Higher level Science subjects at 6 or above. Science subjects could include Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Maths or Physics. Please note Core Sciences also have specific Science subject requirements e.g. Chemistry will require Higher Level Chemistry. Please contact us for advice.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

You must also have taken sufficient Science units, please contact us for advice.

UCAS Tariff

120

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich with time abroad | 2021

4.0 years | Sandwich including industrial placement | 2021

Subject

Natural sciences

Set in 600 acres of countryside in North Staffordshire, we have one of the largest and most beautiful campuses in Britain. We’re proud to be No.2 in England for Student Satisfaction with Course (Guardian University League Table, 2020), investing more than £140m in our campus in the last ten years, including £45m new science laboratories. In 2021 we were proud to be awarded Sustainability Institution of the Year at the prestigious Green Gown Awards as part of our mission to become a carbon neutral campus by 2030. We're committed to supporting you to achieve your career goals, and have a dedicated Careers and Employability team who can assist you to navigate your options beyond Keele.

The Natural Sciences programme offers much more than studying core sciences in parallel - it's about how you genuinely combine sciences in transdisciplinary approaches and how to develop your abilities to apply sciences to new situations and real world scenarios.

Natural Sciences allows you to study a broad range of disciplines within a Single Honours programme. You choose one core discipline as a named route, accounting for half of your learning, that ensures you have a solid grounding in an established discipline. The remaining half of your learning is through an even mix of programme-specific interdisciplinary modules that cover the full range of disciplines offered by the programme and your own choice of elective modules that allows you to mix and match different subjects.

The core disciplines you can choose from for 2022-23 entry are:

**From the School of Chemical & Physical Sciences**
- Chemistry

- Forensic Science

- Physics

- Astrophysics

**From the School of Computing & Mathematics**
- Computer Science

- Mathematics

**From the School of Geography, Geology & the Environment**
- Geography

- Geology

- Environmental Science

**From the School of Life Sciences**
- Biology

**From the School of Psychology**
- Psychology

Each of the core disciplines offers modules from their programmes to Natural Sciences students as electives, giving you the opportunity to study any of the disciplines we cover (subject to timetabling restrictions and progression requirements).

If you choose to study one of the four core disciplines (Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Science or Geology), you may be interested in the Integrated Master's degree programme, MSci Natural Sciences. Studying one of the four core disciplines also allows you to switch between the BSc to the MSci route before your third year of study.

At the end of your first year, there is flexibility to transfer between certain core discipline routes. You are also able to move over to a Single Honours degree in your core discipline if you decide you want to fully focus on that one discipline. Depending on the modules you have taken as electives, you may also be able to transfer onto a Combined Honours programme.

Similarly, any first year student on a Combined or Single Honours programme at Keele that is available as a core Natural Sciences discipline is also welcome to transfer into the second year of Natural Sciences.

Modules

For a list of indicative and likely optional modules please visit the course website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£17,500
per year
International
£17,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Keele University

Department:

Keele (Central)

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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