Overview Biology alone will not beat cancer; environmentalists alone will not mitigate global warming: scientific advances are forged through shared knowledge and collaboration. By studying Natural Sciences, you’ll gain an appreciation of complex scientific concepts, and be able to approach them from more than one angle. Our radically interdisciplinary Natural Sciences programme gives you the opportunity to create your own unique degree, crossing conventional boundaries and tailoring your learning to suit your interests from across the sciences. You could study any combination of biology, chemistry, computing, environmental sciences, mathematics and physics, with knowledge from one complementing the other. The Faculty of Science is based at the heart of Norwich Research Park, so whichever subjects you choose, you’ll be learning at the forefront of scientific advances, with cutting-edge work driving our teaching. Because of this, graduates from our Natural Sciences degrees are highly employable. About This Course Our Natural Sciences course is ideal if you wish to study more than one area of science while retaining a larger degree of flexibility than traditional joint degrees allow. You’ll study modules from a minimum of two of the main disciplines: biology, chemistry, computing, environmental sciences, mathematics and physics. And you’ll have the opportunity to study specialist topics as your degree programme develops. Whichever subjects you choose, you will be learning at the forefront of your chosen disciplines with our stimulating, research-led teaching programme. Our programme will give you an appreciation of complex concepts from across contemporary science. To give you an example: you could find yourself examining the biological complexities of how a virus spreads through a population, along with the computational techniques necessary to predict and illustrate it. You’ll experience what is required of a skilled scientist: from the deliberation needed to design an experiment, including consideration of the results, to the excitement of discovering something new. This highly competitive degree provides you with vital knowledge of several scientific disciplines, and its flexibility allows you to direct your learning around your own interests or career goals. You’ll acquire technical skills and subject-specific knowledge as well as transferable skills desired by employers, including high levels of literacy and numeracy, data collection, collation and management, understanding and analysing complex systems, devising strategies of intervention, critical thinking, time management, organisational and analytical skills, teamwork and communication skills. In your final year, you’ll complete a supervised research project, which can be in a combination of disciplines. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
In Year 1, you will be encouraged to study a wide range of modules from the six disciplines, to broaden your interests and discover subjects you have not yet had the chance to study. In Year 2, you may maintain this wide study, or you may begin to specialise, catering to your growing strengths. Options range from Genetics to Physics of Music, from Ocean Circulation to Programming. Year 3 is similarly flexible in choice, offering modules such as Cancer Biology, Cryptography, Algorithms for Bioinformatics, and Climate Systems. You will also undertake a final-year natural sciences research project.
How to apply
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The following entry points are available for this course:
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GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please contact us at https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/enquiries
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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