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Loughborough University

Natural Sciences

UCAS Code: CGF0

Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

AAA including two or three sciences dependent on the chosen pathway. Science subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics. Geography/Geology will be required in addition to two sciences for the Geography Pathway. For pathway options, please see our website: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/a-z/natural-sciences-msci/

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

37

37 (6,6,6 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 AA from two sciences. For pathways 3, 6, 10, 14 only

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 as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

The complex problems we face in the modern world increasingly require scientists to adopt a multidisciplinary approach in the search for solutions. The MSci develops students into independent professionals with a focus on research in the final year.

Building on the University’s established reputation in the fields of biosciences, chemistry, materials, mathematics and physics, our Natural Sciences MSci (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 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

Year 1:
In your first year you will choose three pathways from the following pathways offered: Bioscience, Chemistry, Geography, Materials, Mathematics and Physics. Your chosen pathways determine which modules you will undertake from the list below. You are required to study 120 credits in the first year. All modules in the first year within each pathway are compulsory.

Year 2
In Year 2 you will begin to specialise, choosing to follow two of your original pathways. One module spans the whole year covering the need and ambition for Interdisciplinary Science. and allows you to learn to communicate across the disciplines. Students will take an additional 60 credits from one pathway and 40 credits from another.

Year 3:
In the third year you will conduct a research project worth 40 credits and either 80 credits from one pathway or 40 core modules from two pathways.

Year 4:
Your final year enables you to specialise in a discipline, carrying out a substantial interdisciplinary research project worth 60 credits and undertaking optional modules worth a further 60 credits.

A full list of indicative modules is available on the course page of 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

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