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Natural Sciences

Entry Requirements

Specific Requirements for Natural Sciences

    1. See "Essentials and Admissions Process" for some requirements. In addition to these: you will need at least one A-level or equivalent pass in a Science (Biology; Human Biology; Chemistry; Mathematics; Physics.)
    2. When completing the "Further details" part on your application form, it would be helpful to use the following subject abbreviation codes to select no less than two and no more than four subjects in rank order of preference. When a candidate is made an offer the first two preferences are used, with the specific A-level entry grades associated with those preferences outlined at "Essentials and Admissions Process", to construct the A-levels entry requirement.
    3. Where students are taking the International Baccalaureate and state either Mathematics or Physics in their first two preferences the offer will be 38 points to include 766 in Higher Level Subjects, with the 7 being in Higher Level Maths in the case of Mathematics and Maths or Physics in the case of Physics. For other applicants, the offer will be 38 points to include 666 in Higher Level Subjects. Note: where an A-level in Mathematics is required applicants will require a 6 in Higher Level Mathematics. See equivalencies document for some other qualifications.

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

Tel: 0191 334 1014
Fax: 0191 334 1018

WWW: Natural Sciences home page

The Natural Sciences web pages are maintained by James Blowey