Natural Sciences University of Bath

Undergraduate

Gain a wide range of skills and intellectual experience in core science subjects, giving you the flexibility to shape your degree to your career aspirations.

This is the course for you if you love studying natural sciences (chemistry, biology, physics) at school or college and want to maintain your breadth of study. Design your own degree to suit your interests and strengths. You’ll be able to take your existing scientific skills further, explore new areas and apply what you’ve learnt in practical and relevant ways.

Employers will value your ability to bring problem-solving skills from a variety of different angles. You’ll graduate with the breadth of knowledge and practical skills to prepare you for a career in industry or for postgraduate research. If you decide during the first year your interests fit better within a single science, you may transfer to year two of Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacology or Physics following successful completion of a year one double stream in that subject.

Subject combinations and units
Major subjects are chosen from Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Pharmacology and Physics. Minor subjects are chosen from the same list. Options are more science, Mathematics, Psychology, Management or Education units. Regardless of the major or minor you choose, you will take a final year project as a compulsory unit in your final year.

Studying a maths stream is required to support the study of physics but optional if you want to use your maths to support the study of the life sciences.

You can design your perfect course before you enrol using our online course selection tool. Here you'll find the full range of subject combinations and units available.

If you want a more in-depth study experience, you could consider applying for our MSci Natural Sciences course.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    30 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code CFG0
Institution code B16
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA A*AA including Mathematics and two subjects from Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

We have a strong preference for applicants who offer two core sciences alongside Mathematics. However please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk if you are only studying one core science alongside Mathematics at A level, to discuss whether your subject combination is suitable.

In exceptional circumstances we may consider applicants with AS Level Maths at grade A (or equivalent) for a restricted selection of options; however this also depends on subject combination. Please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk prior to applying, in order to discuss whether your subject combination is suitable.

Alternative A level offer:
AAA including Mathematics and two subjects from Biology, Chemistry or Physics, plus one of the following:
Grade A in an EPQ;
Grade B in the Welsh Bacc Skills Challenge Certificate;
Grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives.
Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*D* Typical offer: Obtain D*D*D* in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) in Applied Science plus grade A in A level Mathematics.

We are able to consider BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas (QCF) in Applied Science in combination with A level Mathematics. It is important that your combination of optional units has an appropriate mix of Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics content to prepare you for our course. In exceptional cases we may be able to consider applicants with AS level Mathematics at grade A (or equivalent) for a restricted selection of options, however, this also depends on your combination of BTEC units. Please contact us to discuss the suitability of your optional units before making an application.
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits
M: 3 credits
Typical offer: Pass the Access to HE Diploma (in Science or Science and Engineering), with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or Distinction.

We are able to consider the Access to HE Diploma for entry. You will need to have studied Mathematics units worth at least 12 credits at Distinction plus at least two further core sciences (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) worth at least 12 credits at Distinction each. If you wish to take Chemistry options on our course then you must be studying both Organic and Inorganic Chemistry units.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, D3 Typical offer: D2, D3, D3 including Mathematics and two subjects from Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

We have a strong preference for applicants who offer two core sciences alongside Mathematics. However please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk if you are only studying one core science alongside Mathematics to discuss whether your subject combination is suitable.

Cambridge Pre-U alternative offer:
D3, D3, D3 including Mathematics and two subjects from Biology, Chemistry or Physics, plus one of the following:
grade A in an EPQ;
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate;
grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives.
Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in 3 Higher Level subjects, including Mathematics and two subjects from Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

We have a strong preference for applicants who offer two core sciences from Biology, Chemistry and Physics alongside Mathematics at Higher Level. We may be able to consider you if you are studying Mathematics or one core science at Standard Level (at grade 7) alongside two Highers in the other relevant subjects. If you are not studying two core sciences and Mathematics at Higher Level please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk prior to applying, in order to discuss whether your subject combination is suitable.
Scottish Advanced Higher AAA AAA in Advanced Highers including Mathematics and two subjects from Biology, Chemistry or Physics, plus AAAAA in Scottish Highers.

We have a strong preference for applicants who offer two core sciences alongside Mathematics. However please contact admissions@bath.ac.uk if you are only studying one core science alongside Mathematics at Advanced Higher level, to discuss whether your subject combination is suitable.

GCSE requirements:
GCSE English grade C or 4.
For further qualifications information and English Language equivalents, please see: go.bath.ac.uk/nat-sci


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/ For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-undergraduate-students/