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Natural Sciences

Prospective applicants to Natural Sciences

The key characteristics of the Natural Sciences degree at Durham are choice, flexibility and depth. The Natural Sciences degree programme is a flexible degree with a wide choice of subjects (see menu on the right handside) and a range of modules within each subjects. Key "selling" points of the degree are that:

With most subjects you can delay choosing your subjects until you get to Durham more information
It is possible to change the shape of your degree at the end of the first year more information
Students study a selection of the same modules as single honours students more information
There may be the option of a transfer into a single subject programme at the end of Year 1 more information
There are no compulsory modules or modules just for Natural Sciences students more information
All students have the opportunity of taking a year abroad more information
All BSc students have the opportunity of taking a year long industrial placement in their penultimate year more information
In the final year, credits are taken that are students driven and involve independent thought more information

The BSc and MSci Natural Sciences degree programmes allows you to combine subjects to design your own broad based (two or three subjects) degree programme or follow one of a large number of Joint Honours degrees.

Course Code

Course Title

Year or Application

CFG0

BSc in Natural Sciences

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CFG0

BSc in X and Y within Natural Sciences

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FGC0

MSci in Natural Sciences

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FGC0

MSci in X and Y within Natural Sciences

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As a Natural Sciences student, you will be focusing on subject(s) in the Sciences, but you can also take up to half of your degree in prescribed subjects in Social Sciences or the Arts and Humanities. If you want to focus on subjects in the Arts and Humanites with the option to also study some subjects in the Social Sciences, you would need to apply for the Liberal Arts degree (LA01). If you are looking to focus on Social Science subjects, but also study an Arts and Humanites subject, you would need to apply for the Combined Honours in Social Sciences degree (LMV0).

We would also recommend looking at the FAQs before you complete application with answer questions about: subjects you can take; the decision; the offer; completing my UCAS form.

Notes:

  • By following the "X and Y" links you will find more detail about the "Joint-Honours" degrees offered within the Natural Sciences programme.
  • The University operates on a system of undergraduates study 120 credits a year where modules have different credit ratings.
  • Th vast majority of modules start in October and finish in June, so there are no semesters or changes of modules during the year.
  • You should note that not all combinations of all modules in all subjects are feasible. Choices are constrained by the limits of the University timetable, which changes every year. There is always at least one route through each Joint Honours degree, but because of the very large number of combinations, not all combinations within the broad Natural Sciences degree can be taken.