Natural Sciences
   
   
  

Entry requirements

Candidates for full-time admission are considered on the basis of their UCAS form. UK, EU and international applicants must apply through UCAS using course codes FGC0 for the BSc and GFC0 for the MSci, and the institution code N84 to be considered for entry into the Natural Sciences degree course. 

  • Offers are generally based on grades achieved in three A levels (or equivalent).

  • Most pathways require at least 2 science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics (individual pathway requirements detailed below).

  • Applicants without A level Maths must have a C/4 in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent).

  • Excluded subjects at A level (or equivalent) - General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies, Thinking Skills, Global Perspectives.

  • Standard offer of A*AA (or equivalent) across three subjects.

  • Alternative offer of AAA (or equivalent) across three subjects plus an A in the EPQ, A in the Individual Project component of the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate or M1 in the Independent Research Report of the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research.

  • Applicants receiving an alternative offer as a result of studying a project-based qualification (above), will be given both the Standard and Alternative Offers.  

  • Offers will specify which pathways the student is eligible for; pathways are formally chosen in September.  

 

Subject-Specific Requirements

 

 

PathwayBiologyChemistryPhysicsMathematicsOther science*
Archaeology-Biological Sciences-Chemistry

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Biological Sciences-Chemistry-Mathematics

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

 

Biological Sciences-Physics-Mathematics

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

 

Chemistry-Physics-Mathematics

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Environmental Science-Biological Sciences-Chemistry

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Environmental Science-Geography-Chemistry

 

Yes

 

 

Yes

Geography-Biological Sciences-Chemistry

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Geography-Biological Sciences-Mathematics

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

Mathematics-Psychology-Chemistry

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Physics-Geography-Mathematics

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

Physics-Psychology-Mathematics

 

 

Yes

Yes

 

Psychology-Biological Sciences-Chemistry

Yes

Yes

 

 

 

Psychology-Biological Sciences-Mathematics

Yes

 

 

Yes

 

* From Biology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Maths or Physics

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Other Qualifications

Although A levels are the most common entry qualifications of our students many other qualifications are acceptable including:

 

  • Scottish Highers and CSYS/Advanced Highers

  • Welsh Baccalaureate

  • Irish Leaving Certificate

  • International and European Baccalaureate

  • Cambridge Pre-U Diploma

We welcome applications from a range of candidates and we are happy to consider those arriving from non-traditional educational backgrounds. For information about qualifications accepted from overseas please visit the country-specific qualification information.

Please contact us to get more detailed information about qualifications considered. 

 

English Language Requirements

In addition to our other entry requirements we ask that you achieve an appropriate grade/score in an approved examination in English language before you can register on an academic programme.  The most common qualification scores we accept are: 

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

There may also be scores in other English language qualifications that are acceptable as equivalent to the above IELTS scores. If you hold a different qualification and would like to find out whether this would be accepted then please contact the Enquiry Centre.

The University's Centre for English Language Education (CELE) offers support for international and EU students before and during their studies at the University. If you are aiming to study at The University of Nottingham, or at another British university, you can prepare by attending one of the Centre's presessional English language courses, which run from one month to nine months depending on your language needs. The Centre will also offer you support with your language skills throughout your studies with us.

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Natural Sciences

School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham
University Park
NG7 2RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 823 2376
Fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3555
Email: naturalsciences@nottingham.ac.uk