B.Sc. Structure within Natural Sciences
As part of the B.Sc. Natural Sciences degree programme you may follow one of the following patters of study:
a Joint Honours B.Sc. degree within Natural Sciences which involves studying the same two subjects in each of the three years (it is usually possible to study a third or fourth subject in the first year) and satisfies the Joint-Honours rules.
a B.Sc. Natural Sciences degree in which you study two or more subjects. There is the possibility of starting a new subject in your second year or if you are taking three subjects dropping one or continuing to study all three subjects.
Currently, about three quarters of the students studying for the B.Sc.Natural Sciences degree are taking the second of the two options. In the vast majority of cases you do not need to make a decision on these two options until the end of the first year. There are further details of these two options on the following links:
Typically, Natural Sciences students in the first year take two modules from three subjects, (this is represented by 2 + 2 + 2 below). The usual combinations in the first year are:
2 + 2 +2; 4 + 2; 3 + 3; 3 + 2 + 1; 2 + 2 + 1 + 1.
In the second and third year, the following combinations are possible:
3 + 3; 4 + 2; 3 + 2 + 1; 2 + 2 + 2; 4 + 1 + 1.
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