Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences students are taught by scientists across ten schools who are working towards solutions to today’s global problems

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 an advanced level. You begin studying three subjects in your first year from 22 available combinations that we call streams and gradually specialise over the course of your degree. Subjects available on Natural Sciences are: 

  • Archaeology
  • Biology
  • Cancer Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science - as an intercalated year
  • Ecosystem & Environment
  • Earth Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology


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Course streams

Find out more about subjects and modules you can study

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Teaching and learning

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Course community

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Hear from our students

Find out what our students have to say about the course.


Natural Sciences programmes available:


Programmes which are not available to apply to directly are transferred to during your second year.  



Natural Sciences

School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham
University Park

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