Natural Sciences

About Natural Sciences

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About Natural Sciences


The Natural Sciences degrees are multidisciplinary programmes which allow you to study three subjects in your first year and then continue two science subjects thereafter.  You develop expertise in your chosen disciplines through a series of taught and practical classes as well as gaining an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of science through specialist workshops, seminars and project work.  

Subjects available on Natural Sciences are:

  • Archaeology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Ecosystem & Environment
  • Earth Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology


The Natural Sciences programme has been designed to give you the flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests within a structured programme which allows you to pursue your chosen subjects to degree level.  You begin studying three subjects in your first year from 13 available combinations that we call pathways and gradually specialise over the course of your degree.  Our pathways have been designed with research specialisms and employability in mind and planned to allow a clash-free timetable for compulsory modules so we can guarantee those subjects can be studied together.  You will find more information on the pathways available and the module your study on our teaching and learning pages.

The Natural Sciences programmes provide an alternative to traditional single science and joint honours programmes and are ideal for talented students with an aptitude for science who would like to study a challenging and diverse range of subjects. 

Natural sciences is the degree for you if:  

  • are currently enjoying two or more science subjects you are studying and want to continue them.
  • want to study a combination of subjects which are not often available as joint honours
  • want to gain a science degree which keeps your career options open
  • are interested in a career where knowledge of more than one science is advantageous 

Natural Sciences is offered as both a three-year BSc degree and a four-year MSci degree. To find out more about the content of each of these degrees please follow the links below. 


You can also combine the same broad range of topics available on the standard three or four-year BSc or MSci, with an addiitonal year spent studying abroad at one of our partner institutions.



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Natural Sciences

School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham
University Park

Tel: +44 (0) 115 823 2376
Fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3555