Natural Sciences MSci

Natural Sciences MSci

Master degree
48 months
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Intakes: September
International tuition: £23,760
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

Many of the big challenges of the 21st century such as climate change, energy, sustainability, security and health require an interdisciplinary approach to find solutions. University of Nottingham transforms lives, shaping the future and improving societies across the world. As a natural sciences student you will be taught by scientists across eight schools who are working towards solutions to today’s global problems. This natural sciences degrees are multidisciplinary single honours programmes which prepare you to meet this challenge by allowing you to study more than one science for the duration of your course. The flexibility of the programme allows you to study a diverse mix of subjects and specialisms from across science within a structured framework that allows you to reach an advanced level in your chosen subjects. You begin studying a combination of three subjects in your first year from: archaeology; biology; chemistry; ecosystems and environment; earth science; mathematics; physics; psychology. This allows you to find out what each of these subjects is like before you specialise further in your second year, choosing two subject to continue to degree level. The final year of the MSci provides you with professional skills in research and investigation, preparing you for a career in that field. In addition, you will have developed academic knowledge and a variety of technical and transferable skills which makes you highly desirable in the graduate employment market within the science sector and beyond. A natural sciences degree leaves you well prepared regardless of the career path you choose. Study abroad Natural Sciences is available as both a BSc and an MSci with international study where students spend their third year at one of international partners. Students can transfer onto the programmes with International Study up to November of their second year. Year in industry Natural sciences students have the option to transfer during their degree to a natural sciences with placement year programme. A placement provides a unique opportunity to put theory into practice, gain practical experience and build further skills and competencies that will put you a step ahead on the graduate career ladder. Students looking for placements are provided with support through the Careers and Employability Service and a few specialist teams in specific subject areas.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



A levels Standard Offer: A*AA, subjects required depend on your preferred pathway but include a minimum of A in the required subjects for your pathway, usually from biology, chemistry, maths, and physics (see Year One for a full list of required subjects). Alternative Offer: AAA plus an A in the EPQ, A in the Individual Project component of the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate or M1 in the Independent Research Report of the Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives and Research. Applicants receiving an alternative offer as a result of studying a project-based qualification (above), will be given both the Standard and Alternative Offers. Cambridge Pre-U qualifications can replace A levels in required subjects International Baccalaureate: Standard Offer 38 including 7,6,6, in higher level subjects, required subjects depend on your preferred pathway. Alternative Offer: 36, including 6,6,6 in higher level subjects and an A in the Extended Essay, required subjects depend on preferred pathway. General Studies, critical thinking, CIE global perspectives & research, CIE thinking skills and citizenship studies are not accepted. A level offer A*AA/AAA Required subjects Subjects required depend on the pathway you want to pursue. IB score 38 (including minimum of 6/7 in the required subjects for the pathway) IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

Career opportunities

On completion of your course you will have gained a multidisciplinary degree which will prepare you for further study or work in many exciting interdisciplinary areas of modern science, such as nanotechnology, systems biology, sustainable energy technology, environmental science or chemical physics. You will have acquired professional, analytical and communication skills, as well as an understanding of scientific investigations, which will allow you to be confident about working in a variety of scientific fields. You will also have developed valuable transferable skills in information technology, time management, critical thinking, organisation and team working.

Campus location

Nottingham , United Kingdom