60 credits of compulsory modules, 60 credits of optional modules.

You must select 60 credits of optional and elective modules at least 30 of which must be at level 6. You may select up to 30 credits from the Stage 2 (level 5) optional module list (see above) assuming you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. You may also take other relevant University modules for which you have the necessary pre-requisites, and with agreement with your Personal Tutor. An indicative list of optional modules is provided below but this list is not exhaustive and you are encouraged to look at the range of modules on offer across the University.

Compulsory modules

CodeModule Credits
NSC3002 MSci Research Project 1 30
NSC3003 Group Project 30

Optional modules

CodeModule Credits
NatSci BSc-MSci Stage 3 2018/9
BIO3037 Ecology of Environmental Change 15
BIO3073 Specialist Topics in Chemical Sciences 15
BIO3077 Frontiers in Molecular Cell Biology 15
BIO3085 Horizons of Biochemical Research 15
BIO3089 Organic Synthesis and Drug Design 15
ECM3706 Mathematical Biology and Ecology 15
ECM3719 Mathematics History and Culture 15
ECM3730 Mathematics of Climate Change 15
NSC3006 Atmospheric Chemistry 15
NSC3007 Macromolecular and Supramolecular Chemistry 15
PHY3052 Nuclear and High Energy Particle Physics 15
PHY3061 The Biophysics of Cells and Tissues 15
PHY3067 Energy and the Environment 15