BSc/MSci Natural Sciences
FGC0 4 years (MSci); CGF0 3 years (BSc)
Exeter (Streatham Campus)
The Natural Sciences programmes at the University of Exeter uniquely put scientific research at their core, with the first two years designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to undertake a real research project in one of the University’s research groups. We will explore the scientific concepts required to explain the natural world; from the properties of novel nano-materials such as graphene, to the richness of the living world, and to complex dynamic systems such as the Earth’s climate.
You will develop an appreciation of scientific methodology and of how scientific advances are made in the 21st century. You will have opportunities to interact with leading researchers in student-led seminars and workshops, to undertake multidisciplinary group projects and, if taking the MSci programme, to undertake a semester abroad at one of our world-class partner universities.
The degrees ensure that you build solid foundations in the fundamentals of physical, biological and mathematical sciences and provides you with the flexibility to specialise in areas of specific interest as the programmes progress. They offer you the opportunity to switch between the three-year BSc programme and the four-year Masters (MSci) programme as your interests and career aspirations develop.
The innovative design of the programme, which exposes you to contemporary science, is uniquely inspired and underpinned by some of the exciting and world leading interdisciplinary research being carried out at the University of Exeter:
- climate change and sustainable futures
- systems biology
- functional materials
- extrasolar planets
In the third year of the programmes you will have the opportunity to join a research group associated with these themes to undertake a real research project and contribute to cutting-edge science. For students continuing on the MSci, this project will be extended into the fourth year when you will have the option to spend the majority of your time working on it with the aim of publishing your results.
Our Natural Sciences programmes will allow you to take full advantage of the growing demand in research organisations, industry and business for graduates who are able to work in the multidisciplinary scientific environments of the future.