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University of East Anglia UEA

Natural Sciences

UCAS Code: CGF0

Master of Natural Sciences - MNatSci

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

including two Science A-Levels from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology or ICT. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

including 24 level 3 credits in two Science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology or ICT.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

including Higher Level 6 in two Science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Geography or ICT.

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

D*DD

in Applied Science or Applied Science (Medical Science). excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

including two Science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology or ICT.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A,A

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

152-198

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83%
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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

**About This Course**

Biology alone will not beat cancer; environmentalists alone will not mitigate global warming: scientific advances are forged through shared knowledge and collaboration. By studying Natural Sciences you’ll gain an appreciation of complex scientific concepts, and be able to approach them from more than one angle.

Our radically interdisciplinary Natural Sciences programme gives you the opportunity to create your own unique degree, crossing conventional boundaries and tailoring your learning to suit your interests from across the sciences. You could study any combination of biology, chemistry, computing, environmental sciences, mathematics and physics, taking at least two subjects through to Master’s level, with knowledge from one complementing the other.

The Faculty of Science is based at the heart of Norwich Research Park, so whichever subjects you choose, you’ll be learning at the forefront of scientific advances, with cutting-edge work driving our teaching. Because of this, graduates from our Natural Sciences degrees are highly employable.

**Overview**

Our Natural Sciences integrated Master’s course is ideal if you wish to study more than one area of science while retaining a larger degree of flexibility than traditional joint degrees allow. You’ll study modules from a minimum of two of the main disciplines: biology, chemistry, computing, environmental sciences, mathematics and physics. And you’ll have the opportunity to study specialist topics as your degree programme develops. Whichever subjects you choose, you will be learning at the forefront of your chosen disciplines with our stimulating, research-led teaching programme.

Our programme will give you an appreciation of complex concepts from across contemporary science. To give you an example: you could find yourself examining the biological complexities of how a virus spreads through a population, along with the computational techniques necessary to predict and illustrate it.

You’ll experience what is required of a skilled scientist: from the deliberation needed to design an experiment, including consideration of the results, to the excitement of discovering something new.

This highly competitive degree provides you with vital knowledge of several scientific disciplines, and its flexibility allows you to direct your learning around your own interests or career goals.

You’ll acquire technical skills and subject-specific knowledge as well as transferable skills desired by employers, including high levels of literacy and numeracy, data collection, collation and management, understanding and analysing complex systems, devising strategies of intervention, critical thinking, time management, organisational and analytical skills, teamwork and communication skills.

In your final year you’ll specialise in at least two of the subjects, and you’ll complete a Master’s-level independent research project, with academic supervision.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Modules

In Year 1, you will be encouraged to study a wide range of modules from the six disciplines, to broaden your interests and discover subjects you have not yet had the chance to study. In Year 2, you may maintain this wide study, or you may begin to specialise, catering to your growing strengths. Options range from Genetics to Physics of Music, from Ocean Circulation to Programming. Year 3 is similarly flexible in choice, offering modules such as Cancer Biology, Cryptography, Algorithms for Bioinformatics, and Climate Systems. You will also undertake a final-year natural sciences research project. In Year 4, you will study at least two subjects at master’s level and complete a master’s level natural sciences project.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£20,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Environmental Sciences

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