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Durham University

Natural Sciences

UCAS Code: CFG0

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

Specific subjects excluded for entry: General Studies and Critical Thinking. Information: Specific subjects may be required depending upon the combination of subjects to be studied. Please see the course database for more information. Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This refers only to English A Levels.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

We require 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3 (or equivalent). Applicants may be required to meet additional subject-specific requirements for particular courses at Durham.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

Specific subjects may be required depending upon the mix of subjects to be studied.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

General information on subjects/grades required for entry: HL 7, 6, 6 or 6, 6, 6 will be required depending on subjects to be studied. Specific subjects may be required depending upon the mix of subjects to be studied.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*DD

Subject specific A Levels may also be required.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

Specific subjects may be required depending upon the mix of subjects to be studied.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

Departments will normally make offers based on Advanced Highers. In the absence of 3 Advanced Highers, where these are not offered by the applicant’s school, offers comprising of Advanced Highers and Highers or a number of Highers may be made on a case by case basis.

UCAS Tariff

152-168

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

As part of the BSc Natural Sciences degree you may follow one of the following patterns of study:

**BSc Honours Natural Sciences Degrees**
With this route you could study the same three subjects each year. You could also build on your first-year studies in one or two subjects and then combine advanced modules in these subjects with a new subject(s) in your second year.
You could then study two or three subjects in your third year, all of which you must also have studied in earlier years. With this route you would graduate with a BSc Honours degree in Natural Sciences with your main subjects studied listed on the degree certificate.
At the end of Year 2, the BSc allows you the option of transferring onto either “with Year Abroad” or “with Placement” pathway. Note that these options are competitive and so applicants cannot apply for these pathways through UCAS.

**BSc Joint Honours Degrees within Natural Sciences**
With a BSc Joint Honours degree in two subjects, you will study each of these two subjects in all of the three years of study. In the first year, there may be the opportunity to take modules in a third subject, if you wish. If you follow the requirements for a Joint Honours degree you graduate with a BSc Honours degree in A and B within the Natural Sciences programme (where A and B are replaced with the relevant subjects). If a combination is not offered, it might still be possible for you to combine them with a third subject within a Natural Sciences degree that is not a Joint Honours degree. Please contact the Natural Sciences Admissions Selector for further details. Note that the “with Year Abroad” and “with Placement” pathways are also offered as added extras with Joint Honours degrees.

**Year 1**
You must study at least two subjects, but no more than four, which give you a good progression into your second year subjects. You can specialise by taking up to four modules in one subject.

For instance, students who want to do the BSc Joint Honours degree in:
Biology and Earth Sciences must do four core modules, which leaves them free to choose any two optional modules from any subject on offer.
Economics and Mathematics must do five core modules from these subjects leaving them one free module from any subject.
To find out the number of core modules for each subject you are advised to look at the Natural Sciences webpages as a guide.

BSc Natural Sciences students often take two modules from three subjects, although other combinations are possible, but this combination would normally allow progression with any or all three of these subjects. The design of the programme is constrained by the entry requirements and limits of the University’s academic timetable which is published five months before the start of the academic year.

**Year 2**
You must study at least two subjects, but no more than three, which gives you reasonable progression into your third-year subjects. You can specialise by taking up to four modules in one subject.

**Year 3**
You must study at least two subjects, but no more than three. You can specialise by taking up to five modules in one subject. Students may also take a second-year module during this year.

We review course structures and core content (in light of e.g. external and student feedback) every year, and will publish finalised core requirements for 2019 entry from September 2018.

For more information on this course, please see our website.

Modules

For more information on the content of this course, including module details, please see our website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£25,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Josephine Butler College

Collingwood

University

Hatfield

St Hild and St Bede

Van Mildert

Grey

John Snow College

Trevelyan

St Chad's

No college preference

St Mary's

South College

George Stephenson College

St Aidan's

St Cuthbert's

St John's

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