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BA Natural Sciences

Catalog id : CFG0
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
3 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
20700 GBP
National
9000 GBP
EU
9000 GBP

Application fee

International 12 GBP
National 12 GBP
EU 12 GBP
Department
Mathematical & Physical Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

The Natural Sciences BSc draws together elements of physics, mathematics, chemistry, astrophysics, Earth sciences, life sciences, and science and technology studies. The programme enables students who wish to maintain a breadth of science subjects to design a unique degree which is suited to their personal interests.

  • The unique core stream structure provides you with module options from across the spectrum of science disciplines.
  • You may broaden your knowledge further by optional modules in non-science subjects such as languages, management studies, computing and statistics.
  • While the programme offers a high level of flexibility, the core streams offer you a structured pathway to enable specialisation.
  • All members of our teaching staff are experts in their various fields and are active in research, so you will benefit from their cutting-edge knowledge in your lectures and tutorials.

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Eligibility Criteria

British Council International Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Version)

  • Standard level: Overall grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests.
  • Good level: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.
  • Advanced level: Overall grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests.

 

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • Standard level: Score of 92 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
  • Good level: Score of 100 overall with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening
  • Advanced level: Score of 109 overall 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening

Other accepted qualifications

  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English
  • Cambridge English Language 1119
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Ordinary Level in English Language
  • City & Guilds International ESOL (8984)
  • UCL Pre-sessional English courses
  • UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes
  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education English Language (Standards-Referenced Reporting Scheme)
  • Malaysian Certificate of Education English Language Communicational (122)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) - when examined in 2013 or beyond
  • European School Leaving/Matriculation Certificates
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic)

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Course Modules

Year 1 :

Foundation modules
The first term comprises foundation modules introducing the streams that are offered. You will select three foundation modules from the following:

  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Science and Technology Studies

Core streams
In your second term you will choose two core streams in the following areas:

  • Astrophysics
  • Biomedical Science
  • Earth and Environment
  • Genetics, Evolution and Environment
  • Geophysical Sciences
  • History and Philosophy of Science**
  • Inorganic and Materials Chemistry
  • Mathematics and Statistics*
  • Medical Physics
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Neuroscience and Psychology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Policy, Communication and Ethics**

*May only be pursued as a minor stream after year two

**May only be pursued as a major stream in the BSc; MSci students may only take it as a minor.

 Year 2 : 

Core streams
You will take modules in your two core streams. Both streams have equal weighting, amounting to 1.5 credits of core (mandatory) modules per stream, plus a compulsory Scientific Communication and Computing module. At the end of the second year, you will choose one of the streams as a major stream.

Optional modules
You can select one optional module, worth 0.5 credits. This can be taken outside the main Natural Sciences subject areas, for example in foreign languages, management, etc.

Year 3 :

Core streams
Major stream: You will take 2.0 credits in your major stream including a compulsory literature review (0.5 credits).

Minor stream: You will take 1.5 credits in your minor stream.

Optional modules
You can select one optional module worth 0.5 credits.

 

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How to Apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

In addition to essential academic requirements, we are looking for evidence of your motivation to pursue a degree in Natural Sciences. This could be demonstrated through examples of any relevant work, experience, attendance at scientific exhibitions or festivals, or from details of academic project work in which you have been involved.

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