The complex problems we face in the modern world increasingly require scientists to adopt a multidisciplinary approach in the search for solutions.
Building on the Universityâs established reputation in the fields of biosciences, chemistry, geography, materials, mathematics and physics, our Natural Sciences course is a broad based combined honours degree consisting of pathways from a range of life and physical science, as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary study.
The Natural Science course allows you the flexibility to study a combination of disciplines chosen across the physical sciences, including, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Materials and Physical Geography, with increasing specialisation across the years. Some pathway combinations may not be possible.
Developing the powerful skills needed to work between disciplines and communicate across them, you will be taught by academic staff who are internationally renowned experts in their respective fields and active in interdisciplinary research. You will be mentored to work independently and across the disciplines, conducting your own laboratory-based project.
In your first year you will choose three pathways from the following pathways offered: Bioscience, Chemistry, Geography, Materials, Mathematics and Physics. Your chosen pathways determine which modules you will undertake from the list below. You are required to study 120 credits in the first year. All modules in the first year within each pathway are compulsory.
In Year 2 you will begin to specialise, choosing to follow two of your original pathways. One module spans the whole year covering the need and ambition for Interdisciplinary Science. and allows you to learn to communicate across the disciplines. Students will take an additional 60 credits from one pathway and 40 credits from another.
Year 3 is an optional placement/study abroad year.
Students may conduct a research project and take core
modules in up to two subject areas plus options.
A full list of indicative modules is available on the course page of our website.
Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination. Some modules may be assessed for example 25% coursework and 75% examination, whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination. Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, laboratory work, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.
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Loughborough is an incredible university. The halls are excellent, clean and spacious, and the uni makes everything really exciting in first year with so much to get involved in. The sports and exercise facilities at the uni are really amazing too. There are so many great support structures and opportunities to join the union, as well as special campaigns, like Play With Pride, so you'll feel welcome and inspired throughout your studies.
Set for Year 1 for England at £9,250
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Set for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Set for Year 1 for International at £22,350
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