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    In September I will be starting an Access to Higher Education Course in Combined Sciences (Chemistry, Human Biology and Physics), picking which A2HE Course to study was extremely easy, picking which degree to study after is slightly more tricky.

    I know I want to study something scienc-y (Yes, I know that's not a word) and I know people who went to Cambridge to study Natural Sciences, which I thought sounded perfect for me. I love the idea of studying a wide range of sciences before choosing which branch to specialise in.

    However after reading their website it seems unlikely that Cambridge would take my A2HE Course (not that I'm that surprised) and every time I try to search for Natural Science Degrees all it usually throws up is degrees that fall within the spectrum of Natural Sciences (with the exception of Bath).

    Basically my question is, does anyone know of courses that are like the Natural Science degree from Cambridge in the way they are structured. Thank you so very much in advance for helping me figure this out.
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    (Original post by Rascal Flatts)
    In September I will be starting an Access to Higher Education Course in Combined Sciences (Chemistry, Human Biology and Physics), picking which A2HE Course to study was extremely easy, picking which degree to study after is slightly more tricky.

    I know I want to study something scienc-y (Yes, I know that's not a word) and I know people who went to Cambridge to study Natural Sciences, which I thought sounded perfect for me. I love the idea of studying a wide range of sciences before choosing which branch to specialise in.

    However after reading their website it seems unlikely that Cambridge would take my A2HE Course (not that I'm that surprised) and every time I try to search for Natural Science Degrees all it usually throws up is degrees that fall within the spectrum of Natural Sciences (with the exception of Bath).

    Basically my question is, does anyone know of courses that are like the Natural Science degree from Cambridge in the way they are structured. Thank you so very much in advance for helping me figure this out.
    Bath, Leeds, Nottingham and york all do a similar structure I think

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    Thank you madmadmax321
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    (Original post by Rascal Flatts)
    In September I will be starting an Access to Higher Education Course in Combined Sciences (Chemistry, Human Biology and Physics), picking which A2HE Course to study was extremely easy, picking which degree to study after is slightly more tricky.

    I know I want to study something scienc-y (Yes, I know that's not a word) and I know people who went to Cambridge to study Natural Sciences, which I thought sounded perfect for me. I love the idea of studying a wide range of sciences before choosing which branch to specialise in.

    However after reading their website it seems unlikely that Cambridge would take my A2HE Course (not that I'm that surprised) and every time I try to search for Natural Science Degrees all it usually throws up is degrees that fall within the spectrum of Natural Sciences (with the exception of Bath).

    Basically my question is, does anyone know of courses that are like the Natural Science degree from Cambridge in the way they are structured. Thank you so very much in advance for helping me figure this out.
    Hello,

    You can read Finn's experiences of studying Natural Sciences at York here:

    http://blogs.york.ac.uk/student-voices/author/fjbh500/

    Hope this helps you?

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    (Original post by Rascal Flatts)
    In September I will be starting an Access to Higher Education Course in Combined Sciences (Chemistry, Human Biology and Physics), picking which A2HE Course to study was extremely easy, picking which degree to study after is slightly more tricky.

    I know I want to study something scienc-y (Yes, I know that's not a word) and I know people who went to Cambridge to study Natural Sciences, which I thought sounded perfect for me. I love the idea of studying a wide range of sciences before choosing which branch to specialise in.

    However after reading their website it seems unlikely that Cambridge would take my A2HE Course (not that I'm that surprised) and every time I try to search for Natural Science Degrees all it usually throws up is degrees that fall within the spectrum of Natural Sciences (with the exception of Bath).

    Basically my question is, does anyone know of courses that are like the Natural Science degree from Cambridge in the way they are structured. Thank you so very much in advance for helping me figure this out.
    Sorry to re qoute you but I have just had a thought

    Does your course contain much maths? (by maths I mean differentiation, integration, trigonometric identities, differential equations, geometric series etc)

    If it doesnt then you may have a hard time finding a natural sciences course as you wont be able to do any physics options (due to the lack of higher level maths) and in some unis some parts of the chemistry

    If it doesnt have the correct amount of A-level equivalent maths in it then I am afraid you may not be able to do natural sciences as you wont have enough core subjects to chose from (as I said no physics stuff and not some chemistry stuff) but again check individual websites for confirmation but note just because it says you dont need maths, it means you dont need maths for all the options but they will require it for some of them
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    Hey I did a a few days shadowing natural scientists at cambridge a few years back, apparently Exeter, York and Durham do similar ones but I'm sure theres more, you could always do a combined honours course if theres particular subjects you like!
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    I agree with madmadmax321: you won't get far without maths. I did an Access course a couple of years ago and have just finished 2nd year of a physics MSci. The Access course I took had 24 credits of maths, and even then, I struggled with the maths content of my degree in the first year. If you go ahead with the course you have chosen, you may need to follow it up with a maths A level, or alternatively, you could look for a degree with a foundation year. Durham does both foundation and natural science, so that may be worth a look.
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    Hi madmadmax321 and schadenfreude65 I already have my As's in maths and further maths and have spoken to my college about possibly taking my a2 this year as well (I studied most of my year 13 so have all my notes and textbooks so it would only be learning the last bits + revision before taking the exam), also the course covers "relevant maths" if that makes sense. Thank you so much for your information though
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    (Original post by Rascal Flatts)
    Hi madmadmax321 and schadenfreude65 I already have my As's in maths and further maths and have spoken to my college about possibly taking my a2 this year as well (I studied most of my year 13 so have all my notes and textbooks so it would only be learning the last bits + revision before taking the exam), also the course covers "relevant maths" if that makes sense. Thank you so much for your information though
    Sounds like you're all set then. Best of luck.
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    Sounds like you're all set then. Best of luck.
    Thank you x
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    (Original post by Rascal Flatts)
    In September I will be starting an Access to Higher Education Course in Combined Sciences (Chemistry, Human Biology and Physics), picking which A2HE Course to study was extremely easy, picking which degree to study after is slightly more tricky.

    I know I want to study something scienc-y (Yes, I know that's not a word) and I know people who went to Cambridge to study Natural Sciences, which I thought sounded perfect for me. I love the idea of studying a wide range of sciences before choosing which branch to specialise in.

    However after reading their website it seems unlikely that Cambridge would take my A2HE Course (not that I'm that surprised) and every time I try to search for Natural Science Degrees all it usually throws up is degrees that fall within the spectrum of Natural Sciences (with the exception of Bath).

    Basically my question is, does anyone know of courses that are like the Natural Science degree from Cambridge in the way they are structured. Thank you so very much in advance for helping me figure this out.
    Some homework for you
    http://www.whatuni.com/degree-course...tural-sciences
    16 unis and plenty of courses to check, although multiple more if you can decide on which science to study.
    Not to mention looking at dual honours, applied sciences & engineering degrees
 
 
 
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