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Course summary

Explaining Natural Sciences Natural sciences allows you to study a combination of science subjects, getting to experience these at university before specialising later in the degree. You'll choose a combination of three subjects (called a stream) in your first year and study two subjects during the second and third years. The MSci degree adds a further year of advanced study to the standard BSc focusing on one subject in your final year. This is designed to enhance your research, analytical and project management skills. Subjects available Our course offers the flexibility to focus on what you are interested in. You can continue to study familiar subjects but can also study subjects you may not have studied before. You can choose multiple subject combinations from:

  • Archaeology
  • Biology
  • Cancer Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Ecosystems and Environment
  • Earth Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology


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. This includes the compulsory Academic and Transferable Skills Portfolio. This is designed to 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. During your third year, you'll study your two chosen subjects at a more advanced level. Optional modules will enable you to explore your own interests. You will become more self-reliant and proactive in your study approach. A highlight of this year is the synoptic project. This 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. Your fourth year will combine a research project with taught modules based on your specialised subjects. For the most up-to-date module information and streams, please visit the course page on our website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or above are required.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £28600* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £28600* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Natural Sciences at University of Nottingham - UCAS