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University of Nottingham

Natural Sciences with International Study

UCAS Code: FGY0

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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Course option

3.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2021

Subject

Natural sciences

This BSc enables you to study abroad, making it a four-year degree. You will spend your third year studying at one of our partner institutions overseas. You could spend time studying in Europe or Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia or USA. An international year has many employability benefits that will help you in your career. You will develop key skills such as communication, confidence, language and independence. All of these are extremely sought after by employers.

In line with the standard three-year BSc, 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 degree 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.

You can change between the BSc and MSci programmes at any time within the first two years of the course, (providing you meet any additional progression requirements). Your year abroad does not count towards your final degree classification.

Modules

During the first year you will choose a three-subject pathway from the 13 available studying 40 credits of each subject. Lecture-based modules are supported by smaller group classes, practical laboratory work, problem-solving classes and field-work. You will continue studying two of your first year subjects during the second year in greater depth. You will take 60 credits of modules from each subject. Students will spend the third year of their degree overseas at one of our partner institutions. In your fourth year you will continue with the same two subjects studied in the second year taking 50 credits in each. The modules are more advanced and you have flexibility through optional modules focusing on specialist areas within the subject.

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

School of Mathematical Sciences

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UK students
47%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
26%
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