Our BSc Natural Sciences is designed so that you can construct your degree around your favourite science subjects, from outer space to the human brain, and everything in between. This natural sciences degree allows you to take a holistic approach to the scientific challenges of the future. It equips you with a broad science knowledge base and sets you on the path to being a subject specialist. You will be able to choose modules from across our Faculty of Science while developing core scientific skills in data analysis and laboratory techniques. In your final year, you will undertake a novel research project in a scientific specialism of your choice. You will follow a core curriculum comprising field classes and laboratory work which aim to foster teamwork and a strong group identity throughout your time at Birkbeck. At the start of your degree, you will choose from one of five pathways comprising modules from two different streams:
- Astronomy and Planetary Science and Bioscience
- Astronomy and Planetary Science and Data Science
- Earth and Environment and Bioscience
- Bioscience and Data Science
- Cognition and Neuroscience and Bioscience.
- Natural sciences is a novel interdisciplinary subject that addresses key scientific and societal challenges.
- At Birkbeck we provide you with state-of-the-art, specialist laboratories and facilities for studying sciences in the heart of academic London.
- Birkbeck was rated in the top 25 universities in the UK for its Biological Sciences, Computer Science and Informatics, Earth Systems and Environmental Science, Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience research in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
- You will be taught by internationally distinguished experts who work with governments and institutions around the globe to extend the boundaries of knowledge.
- earth and planetary science
- environmental science
- psychological sciences.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
You will be assessed via a mix of examinations, essays, presentations, field and laboratory reports and a dissertation/scientific report.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. We also accept other English language tests.
We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.
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Fees and funding
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