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)
  • Typical offer of A*AA (or equivalent) across three subjects
  • Most pathways require at least 2 science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics (individual pathway requirements detailed below)
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
  • Offers made will specify any pathways which students meet the requirements for, students will be asked to choose their pathway 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


Other Qualifications


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

  • 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.

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


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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