Natural Sciences with International Study at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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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, third and fourth year. The MSci degree adds a further year of advanced study focusing on one subject in your final year. This is designed to enhance your research, analytical and project management skills. Study abroad The MSci with International Study is a five year degree where you spend your third year studying at one of our partner institutions overseas in places like Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, North America or Europe. An international year has many employability benefits that will help you in your career. Subjects available Our course offers the flexibility to focus on what interests you. 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
  • Earth Science
  • Ecosystem and Environment
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Psychology
What you will study A highlight of the course is the synoptic project where you 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 knowledge from your learning in previous years. Careers During the masters year you gain specialist experience in a professional research environment through an independent research project. This is good preparation for research job roles within industry, or if you are considering further study, such as a PhD. You'll also benefit from a global outlook, gained during your time spent abroad.


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 study 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.

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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.

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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Natural Sciences with International Study at University of Nottingham - UCAS