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Loughborough University

Natural Sciences

UCAS Code: GFC0

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB including two or three sciences dependent on the chosen pathway. Science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics will be required to follow these specific pathways. Applicants do not require specific previous qualification in Geography to follow this pathway; Geography/ Geology will be classified as a science for the purposes of typical offers. For pathway options, see our website: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/a-z/natural-sciences-bsc/

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths Grade C/4.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 (6,6,5 HL) including two or three sciences at HL. Dependent on the chosen pathway.

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop-down field for more information.

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

D

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus A Level grades AB from two sciences.

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels providing individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

136

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93%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

The complex problems we face in the modern world increasingly require scientists to adopt a multidisciplinary approach in the search for solutions.

Building on the University’s established reputation in the fields of biosciences, chemistry, materials, mathematics and physics, our Natural Sciences BSc (Hons) degree is a broad based combined honours degree consisting of pathways from a range of life and physical science, as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary study.

Our BSc Natural Sciences degree allows you the flexibility to study a combination of disciplines chosen across the physical sciences, including, Chemistry, Bioscience, Mathematics, Geography, Physics, and Materials, with increasing specialisation across the years. Some pathway combinations may not be possible.

Developing the powerful skills needed to work between disciplines and communicate across them, our Natural Sciences degree is taught by academic staff who are internationally renowned experts in their respective fields and active in interdisciplinary research. You will be mentored to work independently and across the disciplines, conducting your own laboratory-based project.

Advances in the sciences are much more prevalent at the interface between the disciplines. This course offers students the chance to learn how to capitalise on the knowledge from multiple disciplines, with a focus on working and communicating across the sciences. These transferable skills are extremely relevant, and needed more and more for tackling real-world challenges.

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment methods

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination. Some modules may be assessed for example 25% coursework and 75% examination, whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination. Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, laboratory work, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
International
£22,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

TEF rating:

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