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Natural Sciences

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

Subjects required depend on your chosen pathway but include a minimum of A in the required subjects for your pathway.

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Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

Including minimum of 6/7 in the required subjects for the pathway.

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Please contact the School for further information.

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Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

This is required in addition to achieving AAAAB in the Scottish Highers. Subjects required depend on your chosen pathway but include a minimum of A in the required subjects for your pathway.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

This is required in addition to achieving AA in the Scottish Advanced Highers.

Can be accepted when combined with appropriate A Level subjects - please contact School for further information.

UCAS Tariff

112-159

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Natural sciences

This integrated masters enables you to study natural sciences at a more advanced level. In the fourth year, you will spend half of the year working on an in-depth research project in an area of your choice. Supported by teaching staff, the project provides an excellent opportunity to consolidate your learning from earlier years.

The project topic can be within your specific scientific subject or more interdisciplinary, combining elements of all the subjects you've studied. It will help you to develop the skills needed, especially if you are considering a career in research and development. You will also take taught modules, allowing you to explore some topics in more depth.

We offer nine subject areas:

- Archaeology

- Biology

- Cancer Sciences

- Chemistry

- Ecosystems and Environment

- Earth Science

- Mathematics

- Physics

- Psychology

You'll choose from one of twenty-two streams combining three of the subjects during your first year. You'll study two subjects to degree level from your second year. By combining multiple sciences, you will benefit from a truly interdisciplinary degree. The flexibility to study different subjects, enables you to tailor the MSci to your interests. You can continue to study familiar subjects alongside some you may not have studied before.

You will learn through a combination of lectures, tutorials, problem classes and seminars. Gain hands-on experience conducting experiments in our modern laboratories and computing facilities. You'll graduate with transferable skills that employers look for. These include critical thinking, problem solving, team work and communication.

Throughout your degree you can choose from a range of additional options. You can apply to do these when you get here.

- Switch between the BSc and MSci within the first two years (providing you meet any additional progression requirements)

- Year-long industry placement

- Year in Computer Science to gain programming skills

Modules

Subjects which can be studied on the Natural Sciences degree are: archaeology, biological sciences, chemistry, environmental science, geography, mathematics, physics and psychology. During your first year you study equal weightings three subjects taking a combination of lectures, practicals and tutorials. As your studies focus on two subjects in the second and third year you have greater opportunity to specialise through optional modules. During your fourth year you will work with staff at the forefront of scientific research to complete a research project in one of your subject areas.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£25,000
per year
International
£25,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

School of Chemistry

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

53%
UK students
47%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
26%
Drop out rate

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A

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