Gain a wide range of skills and intellectual experience in core science subjects, giving you the flexibility to shape your degree to your career aspirations.
This is the course for you if you love studying natural sciences (chemistry, biology, physics) at school or college and want to maintain your breadth of study. Design your own degree to suit your interests and strengths. You’ll be able to take your existing scientific skills further, explore new areas and apply what you’ve learnt in practical and relevant ways.
Employers will value your ability to bring problem-solving skills from a variety of different angles. You’ll graduate with the breadth of knowledge and practical skills to prepare you for a career in industry or for postgraduate research. If you decide during the first year your interests fit better within a single science, you may transfer to year two of Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacology or Physics following successful completion of a year one double stream in that subject.
Subject combinations and units
Major subjects are chosen from Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physics. Environmental Science and Pharmacology are also available but can only be Major subjects on the BSc course. Minor subjects are chosen from the full list of sciences. Options are more science, Mathematics, Psychology, Management or Education units. Regardless of the major or minor you choose, you will take a final year project as a compulsory unit in your final year.
Studying a maths stream is required to support the study of physics but optional if you want to use your maths to support the study of the life sciences.
You can design your perfect course before you enrol using our online course selection tool. Here you'll find the full range of subject combinations and units available.
The Master of Science (MSci) course provides you with the same core sciences but in more depth than the BSc. It also gives you greater exposure to current research.
You’ll learn from academics with expertise in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental science, pharmacology and physics.
Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience. 94% of Natural Sciences students agreed that their learning benefited from modules informed by current research (National Student Survey 2017).
You’ll learn alongside single-honours students in the subjects you choose, with access to the wide range of laboratories and specialised facilities provided by the individual departments you’re studying in. You’ll also be supported during your studies by regular small group tutorials and one-to-one meetings with a Personal Tutor.
A wide range of career opportunities are open to you as a Natural Sciences graduate including in scientific and manufacturing industries, research and development. You’ll also be well suited to roles in management, marketing, sales, purchasing, patenting and environmental management.
Recent employers include Deloitte, BP and the World Health Organisation. Many of our graduates also choose to go on to postgraduate study in preparation for academic or industry-based research careers.
Find out more about what our graduates go on to do.