Answer to a frequently asked question
Can I take modules from any subjects which do not contribute to the Natural Sciences programme ?
If you are taking a B.Sc. Natural Sciences degree, then at least half your modules over the three years need to be taken from the Faculty of Science, that is from Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology. These are known as the Group 1 subjects. The Group 2 subjects are those who contribute to Joint Honours degrees within Natural Sciences and these subjects are Anthropology, Archaeology, Business, Economics, Geography and Philosophy. The Group 3 subjects are other subjects that might be available within the University, such as Education, English, History, Languages, Theology etc. Please note that it is not possible to take any modules from Politics or Law. Any modules taken from subjects in Groups 2 and 3 cannot amount to more than half the total number of modules taken over the three years of study.
For more information about the Natural Sciences degree programme, please contact:
Dr. James Blowey
Deputy Head of Faculty
Faculty of Science Office
Level 3 Chemistry Building
Tel: 0191 334 1014
Fax: 0191 334 1018
The Natural Sciences web pages are maintained by James Blowey