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Natural Sciences with International Study

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.

Please contact the School for further information.

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.

Please contact the School for further information.

Please contact the School for further information.

Please contact the School for further information.

Please contact the School for further information.

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

5.0years

Full-time with time abroad | 2022

Subject

Natural sciences

**Overseas study**

This MSci is a five-year degree combining the multidisciplinary integrated masters with an additional year abroad. You will spend your third year studying at one of our partner institutions overseas in places such as Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, North America or Europe.

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.

**Course structure**

This integrated masters enables you to study a interdisciplinary degree for the first four years and then specialise more in the final year to study natural sciences at a more advanced level.

Choose from the following multiple subject combinations:

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. 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.

**Research experience**

The final year involves you spending 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.

**Flexibility**

You can change between the BSc and MSci programmes at any time within the first two years of the course, Your year abroad does not count towards your final degree classification.

**Careers**

You will graduate with transferable skills that employers look for along. Alongside in-depth subject knowledge you'll be trained in critical thinking, problem solving, team work and communication. The year abroad will develop your confidence and independence, to make you career-ready.

Many of our graduates pursue roles in scientific sectors such as energy, conservation and pharmaceuticals. Others continue with their studies by doing a masters or PhD.

Modules

You will choose a subject stream from one of the 22 available.

During your first year, you will study modules from each of your three chosen subjects. You'll study 40 credits from each subject, made up of core and optional modules. You will also study the compulsory Academic and Transferable Skills Portfolio. This will help you to settle in to university life and develop skills that will be useful for your future studies.

In the second year, you will chose two of your first year subjects and continue to study them in greater depth. Some subjects allow you to specialise further through optional modules. This allows you to tailor the programme to your interests. There's more focus on developing your practical skills through fieldwork, computing and laboratory classes.

Your third year will be spent studying at an overseas institution. The university has global agreements in place with more than 20 universities abroad.

On return for your fourth year, you'll study your two chosen subjects at a more advanced level. A highlight of this year is the synoptic project which requires you to work on a group project with students from other streams. You will bring your individual expertise to the project and find new ways to apply the theories and approaches you have learnt in previous years.

The fifth year enables you to graduate with an integrated masters level qualification. You'll carry out an independent piece of research, and have modules to support this. You'll develop further skills in the coordination and communication of research projects.

For the most up-to-date module information and streams, please visit the course page on our website.

Tuition fees

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

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 Mathematical Sciences

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Natural sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Natural sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

76%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
29%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


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