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Natural Sciences

B.Sc. in X and Y with the Natural Sciences programme

The decision as to whether you will follow a Joint Honours Degree in two subjects or a Natural Sciences degree in two or more subjects is normally taken at the end of the first year of study, follow the link Subjects to find the list. All students intending to apply for a BSc "Joint Honours" degree apply for Natural Sciences (code CFG0). With a Joint Honours Degree, you

  • study the same two subjects in all three years, but students may be allowed to study other subjects as well in your first year depending on the subjects being combined and the timetable.
  • can vary the balance between the two subjects in all years assuming the timetable and regulations will allow it.
  • can never take more than 80 credits in one subject and not less than 40 credits in the other subject.
  • need to take at least 20 and in most cases 40 credits of Capstone modules in Year 3.

The degree title is:

B.Sc. in X and Y within the Natural Sciences programme

where X and Y are the two subjects studied.


B.Sc. "Joint Honours" Combinations available are shown in the table below

An
Bi
Bs
Ch
CS
ES
Ec
Gg
Ma
Ph
Py
Ps
An
Bi
Bs
Ch
CS
ES
Ec
*
Gg
Ma
Ph
Py
Ps

Click on the link to reveal the regulations for current students.

If a combination is not starred, it may still be possible to combine the subjects. For instance, see the exemplars.

The following abbreviations apply (see Subjects for a description of the groupings):

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Bi Biology An Anthropology Sp Sport
Ch Chemistry Bs Business Ed Education
CS Computer Science Ec Economics
ES Earth Sciences Gg Geography
Ma Mathematics Ph Philosophy
Py Physics
Ps Psychology

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
Durham University
DH1 3LE
UK

Tel: 0191 334 1028
Fax: 0191 334 1018
Email: natural.sciences-director@durham.ac.uk

WWW: Natural Sciences home page

The Natural Sciences web pages are maintained by James Blowey