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Durham University

Natural Sciences

The Natural Sciences Programme

Welcome to the Natural Sciences website

The BSc and MSci Natural Sciences degree programmes allows you to combine subjects to design your own broad based (two or more) degree programme or follow one of a large number of Joint Honours degrees. Put simply, if you are a scientist and want to combine more than one subject at Durham University then you need to apply for Natural Sciences.

About Natural Sciences: BSc and MSci Degree Programme Structure; examples of pathways; Subjects and modules;
Visiting Durham:
Natural Sciences; A map of Durham or Science Laboratories;
Pre-Application: Prospectus; How to apply; Entry Requirements; Deferred Entry;
Pre-Application Open Day: Technical Handbook; Slides;
Post-Offer Visit Day: Making a booking; Technical Handbook; Slides;
General Information: Frequently asked questions; Scholarships; ; Studying at the University; Career Prospects; The Durham Colleges;

Latest Rankings News

Information for August 2020

  • Offer Holders: Advice for existing applicants who are either near misses or what to do next if you meet the conditions of your offer, see
    • If you have an offer from us, you should see our decision on UCAS Track.

      • If you have met our conditions, you should soon hear from Natural Sciences about a week after results have been published and your College with information about what to do next. N.B. If we are your Insurance choice, you must wait until your Firm choice has made their decision.
      • If you haven't achieved your grades and you are showing as unsuccessful on UCAS Track, then UCAS has an Exam Results Helpline (0808 100 8000) that offers on-the-spot information.
      • If you haven't achieved your grades and UCAS Track doesn't reveal whether you are successful, then please follow the offer holders advice.
    • Answers to standard questions can be found at the University Admissions site.

    • If you were on the "Chemistry Reserve" list where is states in the offer "...unless space becomes available in October 2020", then we are able to confirm that you will be able to study Chemistry.

  • Hopeful students: There are no vacancies vacancies in Clearing or Adjustment.

Information for October 2021 entry and beyond

  • We have created list of nearly 25 exemplars that demonstrate the choice, flexibility and depth.
  • The New York Times highlights the breadth offered by Durham Natural Sciences and in fact it is broader and not as narrow as they discuss.
  • For 2020 entry we expect to take 206 Home and EU entrants into Natural Sciences and there will be a restriction on the number of offers made to those wanting to study Chemistry, see FAQ.

Do you have a question about Natural Sciences? Try our frequently asked questions (FAQs) section

For more information about the Natural Sciences degree programme, please contact:

Tel: 0191 334 1000

WWW: Natural Sciences home page

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