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Natural Sciences, BSc Hons Undergraduate prospectus

  • A uniquely flexible science degree
  • The opportunity to shape your own study throughout the programme
  • Broad-based study which allows you to tailor your degree to the needs of the workplace.

Overview

Overview

This programme allows you to significantly shape your own learning experience. The uniquely flexible programme lets you keep a breadth of science in your study to give you the maximum opportunities for employment.

Degree structure

This programme is built around the core scientific disciplines of biology, chemistry, maths and physics, as well as the more applied subjects, such as pharmaceutical sciences, nutrition and sports science. It will enable you to retain a broad knowledge base throughout your degree and gain exposure to a wide range of workplace-focused skills.

With its emphasis on problem-solving and transferable skills, it's designed to equip you with the specific knowledge, practical skills and academic experience required for you to progress into further study and suitable employment across a wide range of sectors.

Multidisciplinary modules

Each learner's personalised programme – constructed with significant input from an academic mentor – will be created from the portfolio of courses offered within the Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences and the Department of Life & Sports Sciences. The degree will therefore give you maximum control over what you learn and will allow you to focus on gaining the specific knowledge, skills and academic experience you need to progress after graduation. The programme will also be of great interest if you are a non-UK student as the non-standard undergraduate degree pathway may align more usefully with career opportunities in your home country.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide students with a broad-based undergraduate degree with the flexibility to enable progression into further study or a wide range of scientific careers
  • To allow students to keep the breadth of study within their science programme to enable maximum career choice on graduation.

What you'll study

A flexible mix of science programmes chosen from a wide range of options according to the students' specific science focus.

The exact programme structure will be determined after an individual interview with the programme leader.

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background

Typical offer: 112 points

Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate

Subjects:

  • A-level: 32 points from science subjects
  • BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Applied Science
  • A-level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 32 points from A-level science subjects
  • Plus GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system), and one GCSE science subject at grade C or above under the A*-G system. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.

We will also consider:

  • AS-levels along with A2-levels
  • Alternative qualifications at Level 3, such as OCR Cambridge Technicals, AQA Tech-level, the International Baccalaureate and Access to Science

Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or foundation degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2 or later.

For more information, contact courseinfo@gre.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background

Applicants must have successfully completed 12 years of full-time education and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). You will be required to attend an interview. 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

Extra information

Assessment

Due to the flexibility of this programme, the exact manner of assessment will be driven by the elements you choose, but typical assessment approaches might include group and individual presentations, multiple choice/online questionnaires and practical assessments, as well as more traditional essay and formal examination methods.

Careers

The breadth and flexibility of this degree will give you the maximum opportunity to take the scientific and transferable skills you gain during your study into the workplace. This programme will open up avenues in a wide range of scientifically aligned disciplines as well as in areas where the principles that underpin science, e.g. logical thinking, project management, communication and self-discipline, are important.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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