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 to degree level from your second year onwards. You can continue to study familiar subjects but can also study subjects you may not have studied before such as archaeology, cancer sciences, earth science, the environment or psychology. Study abroad The BSc with International Study is a four-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. You will develop key skills such as communication, confidence, language and independence. All of these are extremely sought after by employers. Subjects available Our course offers the flexibility to focus on what interests you. 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 You'll graduate with the knowledge and technical skills to take a broad scientific approach to help tackle today's complex problems. Our graduates use their knowledge to work for companies including Cancer Research, the National Nuclear Laboratory and Rolls-Royce. 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. 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. 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. 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, a group project with students from other streams. You bring your individual expertise to the project using knowledge from your studies in previous years. 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

European Baccalaureate - 85% overall including 85% or 8.5 in the required subjects for your pathway. GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4)

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.

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