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University of Leicester

Natural Sciences (Life and Physical Sciences)

UCAS Code: GFC0

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Must include two science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Geology. NOTE: If Mathematics has not been studied at A level you will require grade B in Core Maths or at AS level. General Studies is accepted.

Two AS subjects may be considered in place of one A-level. Must be taken alongside two full A-levels in relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Geology.

Pass full relevant science diploma with 45 credits at level 3 including a substantial number of credits at distinction. A strong science Access course preferred. Please contact Admissions Office before applying to check acceptability for Access module content and your overall academic profile.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

Must include two relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Geology. Combination of Pre-U principal subjects and A level accepted.

Considered with three A-levels. Typical offer AAB + EPQ at grade B. EPQ must be in a science related subject. A- level subjects to include at least two relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Geology.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

with a minimum of 16 points at HL, to include grade H6 & H5 in at least two science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Geology. Minimum of 7 in SL Mathematics if not taken as a HL subject. Minimum of 4 in English Language if not held at IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

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

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2

Must include grade H1 in Mathematics and one further subject from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geology

Strong science diploma content considered with a relevant science A-level Please contact the Admissions Office before applying.

Considered alongside two A-levels in relevant science subjects. Please contact the Admissions Office before applying.

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

DDD

Strong science diploma content required, plus five GCSE's at grade B or above including two sciences. Please contact Admissions Office before applying.

Considered alongside two A-levels in relevant science subjects. Please contact the Admissions Office before applying.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

Must include at least two relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Geology. Minimum grade A in Scottish Higher if not taken at Advanced Higher level.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

Must include Mathematics and one further relevant science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geology.

Accepted in place of a third A-level provided at least two relevant science A-level subjects are taken from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Geology.

UCAS Tariff

144-168

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

This four-year degree expands on the Natural Sciences BSc to prepare you for high-level entry into relevant professions. It’s also a solid base for pursuing PhD research.

Your degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Leicester will provide you with a truly integrated, research-led programme of study. The course is designed around a core set of interdisciplinary modules delivered using a research-based learning approach. This will enable you to tackle cutting-edge scientific issues and to acquire a sound knowledge across the scientific disciplines.

Modules

For further details, see the full programme summary on our website by clicking on the ‘view course details’ link towards the top of this page. From there you can access specific module information on the ‘course structure’ tabs.

Assessment methods

The course is designed to support the development of the skills graduate employers seek. Therefore in addition to examinations there is strong emphasis on authentic assessment in form of group assignments, laboratory portfolios, authoring and reviewing of research papers, presentations, production of scientific posters etc. as well as more modern media such as podcasts.

Tuition fees

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

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leicester

Department:

Natural Sciences

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