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Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Others in physical sciences
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£24k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Subjects required depend on your chosen pathway but include a minimum of A in the required subjects for your pathway.

Scottish Highers

This is required in addition to achieving AA in the Scottish Advanced Highers.

Scottish Advanced Highers

This is required in addition to achieving AAAAB in the Scottish Highers. Subjects required depend on your chosen pathway but include a minimum of A in the required subjects for your pathway.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Please contact the School for further information.

International Baccalaureate

Including minimum of 6/7 in the required subjects for the pathway.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

You begin one of 14 three-subject pathways before gradually specialising in two subjects in your second and third year and a single subject in the final year. You will study core concepts of each subject alongside an appreciation of how they relate to science overall. Through subject choice and optional modules you pursue a range of topics which match your interests and aptitudes, tailoring your degree to your own strengths and career aspirations. You will enjoy world-class teaching, as our academic staff in the sciences work at the cutting-edge of research and teach in an innovative and engaging manner. You will spend most of your fourth year designing and implementing an independent research project.


Subjects which can be studied on the Natural Sciences degree are: archaeology, biological sciences, chemistry, environmental science, geography, mathematics, physics and psychology. During your first year you study equal weightings three subjects taking a combination of lectures, practicals and tutorials. As your studies focus on two subjects in the second and third year you have greater opportunity to specialise through optional modules. During your fourth year you will work with staff at the forefront of scientific research to complete a research project in one of your subject areas.

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How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
28% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
43% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
16% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
441 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £24k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are natural and social science professionals


Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Very few students study this subject, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at the stats. As with many scientific degrees, further study to pursue a career in research may be a good option, but if you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.
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