BSc Program in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom

Compare Undergraduate Studies in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017

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A BSc (Bachelor of Science) is an undergraduate course of study that takes students three to five years to complete.  While in school, students complete a variety of courses to prepare for additional education or future job opportunities.

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Top Bachelor of Science Degrees in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017

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BSc in Environmental Science (Honours)

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 3 - 16 years August 2017 United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

Our environment is under threat from climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution and resource depletion. This course combines aspects of biology, ecology, geography, chemistry, technology and social science to help you understand the whole picture. You’ll develop the scientific knowledge and techniques needed to understand environmental patterns and processes, investigate ecosystems, and to address local and global environmental issues. You’ll also investigate how environmental... [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. BSc in Environmental Science (Honours) Our environment is under threat from climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution and resource depletion. This course combines aspects of biology, ecology, geography, chemistry, technology and social science to help you understand the whole picture. You’ll develop the scientific knowledge and techniques needed to understand environmental patterns and processes, investigate ecosystems, and to address local and global environmental issues. You’ll also investigate how environmental science relates to society. Key features of the course Investigates the complexities of the natural environment and our relationship with it Explores the problems we face in understanding our natural environment and in living sustainably Develops your scientific, interpretive and creative thinking skills Includes compulsory fieldwork, which you’ll undertake at a UK-based residential school. Educational aims This is a broad-based environmental science award that aims to provide you with: a lifelong interest in environmental science through modules that are accessible to people of all educational backgrounds an understanding of the contributions of different scientific disciplines to environmental science an appreciation of the social, political and economic contexts within which environmental science operates an enthusiasm for the study of science through understanding of how scientific knowledge develops, an appreciation of the limits of scientific knowledge and an awareness of its impact in society support and guidance to develop as an independent learner. Fees We work hard to keep the cost of study as low as possible. Working out how you’ll pay for it... [-]

BSc Honours in Architecture & Environmental Design

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

This new course encompasses the ‘artistic’ and the ‘scientific’ to create a new generation of architects who are not only architecturally competent and environmentally aware, but also able to explore the spatial poetics with an evidence informed approach, selectively evaluate the design options and quantify building performance, environmental benefits and impact of their designs. [+]

This new course encompasses the ‘artistic’ and the ‘scientific’ to create a new generation of architects who are not only architecturally competent and environmentally aware, but also able to explore the spatial poetics with an evidence informed approach, selectively evaluate the design options and quantify building performance, environmental benefits and impact of their designs. You will develop your creative space and form making, environmental design, technical and analytical skills, as well as your critical thinking and awareness of the wider architectural context. This course will give you professional skills which can be used both in architectural practice and in environmental design consultancy. Half of your time on the course will be spent on studio-based design activities and half on bioclimatic, historical, cultural, socio-economic and professional studies. All modules have a strong interdisciplinary approach that highlights the added value environmental architects bring to the building industry and to society. The course is currently pending RIBA validation, though an application for validation has been submitted. The University is confident of gaining successful validation at which point all students who have successfully completed the course will be awarded a RIBA (Part 1) validated qualification required for Professional Registration. Subjects of study The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course. Course content Over the three years the course will cover specific subject areas: Year 1: Sensing the Environment In the first year you will gain knowledge of architectural design and environmental principles which drive and enhance architectural thinking, and... [-]

BSc Honours in Biochemistry

University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

Biochemistry is a pivotal degree discipline in the modern world and a fundamental element of all the biological sciences. Biochemistry is the study of living systems at the molecular level, and biochemists study the ways in which cells and organisms are formed. [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. Biochemistry is a pivotal degree discipline in the modern world and a fundamental element of all the biological sciences. Biochemistry is the study of living systems at the molecular level, and biochemists study the ways in which cells and organisms are formed. This involves examining the structure and function of molecules found in living systems, as well as experimental investigations of the properties of biological systems ranging in complexity from cell extracts to whole organisms, and elucidating the roles of specific genes in the cells in which they are expressed. This course will give you the skills and knowledge to establish yourself in a range of careers related to biochemistry, including the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnology industries. The foundation of the course is our thriving research in diverse areas of biochemistry including biotechnology, cancer biology, membrane transport, molecular diagnostics and therapeutics, plant biochemistry, and protein structure. Course content In this degree you will gain a sound foundation in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and analytical biochemical techniques. The general principles of biochemistry and cell biology and human physiology are established at Credit Level 4. Your understanding of molecular biology and genetics, metabolism, protein chemistry and enzyme function and other aspects of cellular function are then developed at Credit Levels 5 and 6. A number of options are also offered, allowing you to pursue your own interests within biochemistry and its associated disciplines. Your laboratory and research skills will be developed throughout... [-]

BSc Biochemistry

University of Kent, School of Biosciences
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Biochemistry is an ideal degree if you aspire to a research career in a life sciences area; also teaching, business, publishing, marketing, information technology, etc using key transferable skills. [+]

Biochemistry deals with the way living organisms function at the molecular level. How do living organisms work? How are they built, controlled, repaired, supplied with energy, etc.? Life is found in many forms ranging from comparatively simple viruses and bacteria to mammals like ourselves where the complicated integration of metabolism in different tissues is necessary. Biochemistry is an ideal degree if you aspire to a research career in a life sciences area; also teaching, business, publishing, marketing, information technology, etc using key transferable skills. The programme offers 4-year Sandwich Year or Year Abroad variants, and there are opportunities to undertake a summer research studentship at the end of the second year. Admission Requirements BBB at A level including Chemistry grade B and either Biology or Human Biology grade B, IB 34 points (15 at Higher), plus GCSE Maths at Grade C or above [-]

BSc in Physics and Business Studies

The University of Warwick, Department of Physics
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Coventry

A degree in Physics and Business Studies will provide you with a broad education in Physics and develop your skills in analytical thinking, data analysis, logical thinking and practical computing – all necessary for those considering a career in business. [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. A degree in Physics and Business Studies will provide you with a broad education in Physics and develop your skills in analytical thinking, data analysis, logical thinking and practical computing – all necessary for those considering a career in business. The Physics component of your course teaches the practical and analytical skills of a physicist, which are applicable in business as well as in science. You will also learn to appreciate the beauty and universality of the principles of Physics. When you transfer to Warwick Business School (WBS) for your final year you will study areas of business and management. Your final year in WBS is designed to develop a critical understanding of how organisations work, how they are managed, and how they interact with local, national and international environments. There is flexibility to switch into or out of this stream at any time in your first two years. Year One As for Physics degree Year Two As for Physics degree, except that students must take a Business Studies module. Year Three Students take four modules from the Warwick Business School. These are normally selected from: Business: Foundations of Organisational Behaviour; Financial Reporting; Principles of Finance; Nature and Method of Operational Research; Corporate Strategy; Simulation; Forecasting; Production and Operations Management; Information Systems Analysis and Design; Operational Research in Strategic Planning; Marketing Analysis; Foundations of Accounting and Finance; Management Accounting; Industrial Relations; Personnel Management; Organisational Behaviour; Service Operations Management; Entrepreneurship and... [-]

BSc (Hons) Mathematics

University of Kent, School of Mathematics, Statistics & Actuarial Science
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Mathematics is important to the modern world. All quantitative science, including both physical and social sciences, is based on it. [+]

BSc (Hons) Mathematics Studying mathematics will enable you to develop a variety of transferable skills including the ability to deal with challenging ideas, to think critically, to write well, and to present your ideas clearly. These are exactly the skills that graduate employers prize. In the later stages of this programme students have the choice to specialise in either pure mathematics or applied mathematics. Mathematics is important to the modern world. All quantitative science, including both physical and social sciences, is based on it. It provides the theoretical framework for physical science, statistics and data analysis as well as computer science. Our programmes reflect this diversity and the excitement generated by new discoveries within mathematics that affect not only the technicalities of science but also our general understanding of the world in which we live. The programmes share a common core of Mathematics at Stage 1, and then move on to cover abstract, analytical and computational techniques that give you the opportunity to specialise in areas such as non-linear differential equations, computational algebra and geometry, financial mathematics, forecasting, design and analysis of experiments, inference and stochastic processes. All our programmes offer the opportunity to spend a year on work placement in industry. Independent rankings Mathematics at Kent was ranked joint 4th for graduate prospects in The Complete University Guide 2013. Fees As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £9000 UK/EU £12450 Overseas UK/EU/International students on an approved Year Abroad or Year in Industry... [-]

BSc Environmental Geoscience

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Focusing on environmental and geological issues of societal concern, this course is unique in that it is provided in conjunction with the world-leading British Geological Survey (BGS). [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. BSc Environmental Geoscience Focusing on environmental and geological issues of societal concern, this course is unique in that it is provided in conjunction with the world-leading British Geological Survey (BGS). Concerned with how we use natural resources, manage environmental change and ensure resilience to environmental hazards, geoscientists are experts on how we interact with the environment beneath our feet. They work to understand the Earth's processes and provide essential information for solving some of the 21st century's most pressing societal challenges, including managing resources, protecting the environment, and the health, safety and welfare of the public. Run collaboratively with the world-leading BGS, which advises the UK government on all aspects of geoscience, this course is designed to help grow the next generation of environmental geoscience experts. You'll get the opportunity to spend time at the BGS in nearby Keyworth, gaining practical experience and working with specialists who are currently conducting vital research on climate change, earth hazards and energy. You will go into the field with geoscientists from the BGS and the University. "As a society, we need experts that are equipped to understand and deal with issues such as our energy and water resource needs. This course combines the BGS and University's knowledge and resources in order to equip students with the skills they need to meet the environmental geoscience challenges we face today." Professor Mike Stephenson, Director of Science and Technology, BGS Benefiting from a vibrant learning environment... [-]

BSc (Hons), MChem - Chemistry

University of Kent, School of Physical Sciences
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Chemistry at Kent is distinctive; our modules are designed to equip students with a solid foundation of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. [+]

BSc (Hons), MChem - Chemistry Chemistry at Kent is distinctive; our modules are designed to equip students with a solid foundation of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry and are taught within contextual frameworks of important contemporary issues. These include: medicinal (drug chemistry), computational chemistry, fires, explosions and disasters and forensic chemistry. Our students are therefore able to appreciate the application of chemistry within these areas. With seven new research active academic staff members, we have injected additional vitality and diversity into the team to ensure our chemistry courses are continually evolving to cover the most topical and industrially relevant advances in the chemical sciences. DID YOU KNOW: Chemistry at Kent was ranked 7th in the UK for Student: Staff ratio – 2014 Guardian University Guide Courses Chemistry - (F107) 3FT Hon BSc Chemistry MChem - (F109) 4FT Hon MChem Chemistry with a Foundation Year - (F105) 4FT Hon Bsc Note: F105 follows the same programme of study as Forensic Science with a Foundation Year F412 in Stage 0, and then F107 for Stages 1-3 Chemistry with Year in Industry - (F108) 4FT Hon BSc BSc (Hons) Chemistry Fees The 2015/16 tuition fees have not yet been set. As a guide only, the 2014/15 annual tuition fees for this programme are: Full-time: £9000 UK/EU; £14860 Overseas Exceptions may apply. Key facts School: School of Physical Sciences Subject area: Chemistry Award: BSc (Hons) Honours type: Single honours UCAS code: F107 Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time only Duration: 3 years full-time Start:... [-]

BSc Environmental Science (Hons)

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Environmental science is a combination of social, natural and physical science built around the idea of sustainability. This programme will develop your understanding of the physical landscape and how society impacts on the environment. [+]

BSc Environmental Science (Hons)Environmental science is a combination of social, natural and physical science built around the idea of sustainability. This programme will develop your understanding of the physical landscape and how society impacts on the environment. You will investigate solutions to environmental issues from various perspectives, including scientific, political, legal and philosophical positions. You will graduate with the skills to deal with local and global environmental issues both academically and practically. You will be able to document human impact on the landscape, explore environmental conflicts and issues, develop environmental policy and manage the environment sustainably. Fieldwork is an essential part of the programme, with trips funded by the School. Destinations include the New Forest, the Lake District and south-east Spain. As a member of the Erasmus exchange scheme, we have collaborative arrangements with universities in the Netherlands, Italy and France. This will give you the opportunity to study abroad for a period of time. If you successfully complete at least 36 weeks of the optional work placement, you will be awarded the Diploma of Industrial Study.... [-]


BSc (Hons) in Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education

University of Stirling
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Stirling + 1 more

This unique degree course provides you with the primary elements of our Environmental Geography degree including tuition in core issues in geography, landscape evolution, human impact on the environment, field skills and environmental history, along with outdoor leadership, mountain skills and environmental education. [+]

This unique degree course provides you with the primary elements of our Environmental Geography degree including tuition in core issues in geography, landscape evolution, human impact on the environment, field skills and environmental history, along with outdoor leadership, mountain skills and environmental education. The distinctive aspect of this course is that it includes practical training in navigation, mountain hazards, outdoor safety and the design and delivery of outdoor programmes with learning outcomes in environmental geography. In addition, you will work towards gaining a certificate in summer mountain leadership, a qualification recognised by the outdoor education industry and the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA). What makes us different? The Environmental Geography and Outdoor Education degree at the University of Stirling has a strong focus on experiential learning, blending lecture-based teaching with substantial field-based learning about the environment and how to teach and guide others and explore in the outdoors. Students will get to learn from some of the UK’s top mountaineering instructors. Strong links exist between Biological and Environmental Sciences and conservation and environmental management employers giving students the opportunity to get hands-on experience of working with industrial partners during their degree. Entry requirements Academic requirements Four-year Honours degree SQA Higher: ABBB - one sitting. AABB - two sittings. GCE A-level: BBB IB Diploma: 32 points BTEC (Level 3): DDM Essential subjects: To include one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics or Physics. Three-year Honours degree Entry is possible subject to approval of individual qualifications. Other qualifications HNC/HND: Year... [-]

BSc Biochemistry

The University of Warwick, School of Life Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Warwick

Following an in depth foundation in biochemistry, the course broadens out to allow students to focus in more specialist fields. [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. Following an in depth foundation in biochemistry, the course broadens out to allow students to focus in more specialist fields. These include biophysical chemistry, which covers biological macromolecules at the atomic level, and understanding the genome and gene regulation. By the third year optional modules provide you with the opportunity to pursue areas that you find particularly interesting. Our four year integrated Masters (MBio) course provides you with an additional year of study focused on a substantial research project either within the School or in industry. The MBio will give you additional skills to boost your employability because it provides the academic and transferable skills desired by employers, for example in project management. Duration: BSc 3 years. MBio 4 years. Typical offer for BSc: AAB - ABB Starts: September Why study Biochemistry at Warwick? Tailor your degree to your own interests Taught academic tutorials High quality lab time Warwick graduates are highly-skilled and employable Excellent teaching and learning facilities Research-led teaching Friendly and lively community Degree accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology Course Structure Year One modules typically include Laboratories and Tutorials Physical Chemistry Molecules, Cells and Organisms Organic Chemistry Agents of Infectious Disease Quantitative Skills for Biology Physiology and Metabolism Year Two core modules typically include Laboratories and Tutorials Tools for Biochemical Discovery Protein Biochemistry Molecular Cell Biology Signalling and Integration in Health and Disease Optional modules typically include Evolution Neurobiology Ecology and its Applications Immunology Genetics and... [-]

Bachelor in Mathematics (BSc)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom London UK Online + 1 more

Whatever your career ambition, a degree in mathematics provides an invaluable starting point. Are you aware of the massive influence maths has on modern... [+]

Bachelor in Mathematics (BSc)

 

Why choose BSc Mathematics?Whatever your career ambition, a degree in mathematics provides an invaluable starting point. Are you aware of the massive influence maths has on modern life? From the invention of the Internet and the creation of Facebook, to government operations that save thousands of lives. By choosing to study BSc Mathematics, you could play an influential part in discoveries that will shape our world.

 

 

Why study BSc Mathematics at Middlesex?

A degree in mathematics is a highly regarded qualification by a wide range of employers  which you can read more about in the Careers tab. However, one of the key areas where employers are increasingly looking for maths graduates to excel is communication - the ability to convey the meaning of complex mathematics to those without the same level of knowledge. As a result of this, we have developed a unique module in ‘Communicating Mathematics’ which will help you become even more desirable to employers when you graduate.... [-]


BSc in Chemistry

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

Chemistry is often referred to as the central science because it joins together physics and mathematics, biology and medicine, earth and environmental sciences. Knowledge of chemistry and chemical processes provides insights into a variety of physical and biological phenomena. Moreover, chemical technologies provide new methods for detection and treatment of disease, combating climate change, pollution and carbon emissions, power generation and... [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. Chemistry – BSc (Hons) Chemistry is often referred to as the central science because it joins together physics and mathematics, biology and medicine, earth and environmental sciences. Knowledge of chemistry and chemical processes provides insights into a variety of physical and biological phenomena. Moreover, chemical technologies provide new methods for detection and treatment of disease, combating climate change, pollution and carbon emissions, power generation and the development of greener fuels. This means that a range of exciting and rewarding careers are open to chemistry graduates. During the University of Bolton’s BSc (Hons) Chemistry degree you will study fundamental topics in theoretical chemistry, supported by practical sessions in synthetic and analytical chemistry in our new teaching laboratories. In addition to studying modules in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry you will be able to choose from a variety of optional modules in subjects that are academically and/or professionally related to chemistry that will complement your studies. You will also have the opportunity to carry out a research project either at the University of Bolton, an overseas institution or as part of an industrial placement with a prestigious employer. Overall, you will gain a thorough understanding of all the key areas of chemistry as well as benefit from research training for innovation that is aligned with the requirements of local industry. About the course The University of Bolton’s new Chemistry degree is based at the Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI). This... [-]

BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation

University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

This 3 year programme emphasises the practical knowledge and field skills needed in modern conservation science. [+]

This 3 year programme emphasises the practical knowledge and field skills needed in modern conservation science. This BSc programme emphasises the practical knowledge and field skills needed in modern conservation science, and combines these skills with a strong theoretical foundation in endangered species recovery and wildlife conservation. The degree goes beyond broad biodiversity issues to deliver a problem-solving approach to wildlife conservation. WHY STUDY WITH US? - Become a member of a school and institution of international reputation, committed to conservation worldwide with emphasis on informing conservation policy and practice - Interact with staff members with wide range of specialist areas in the natural and/or social sciences thus enhancing your career propects. - Experience a unique interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research yielding comprehensive insights into the natural sciences and the human dimensions of conservation - Enhance you practical knowledge and field skills needed in modern conservation science through field trips and your own independent research project. - Make the most of our research led teaching and training in natural science aspects of conservation (including genetics, ecology, wildlife management and species reintroductions) together with training in the human dimensions of conservation (such as, environmental economics, international biodiversity regulation, the politics of climate change and work with rural communities). - Enjoy our laboratory facilities equipped with microscopes, various measuring devices and biological specimens for use during laboratory demonstrations and student research projects and a Mac computer laboratory. - Be part of a vibrant community of students and staff hosting seminars, field... [-]

Environmental Health - BSc (Hons)

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

This course provides you with the opportunity to examine complex environmental health problems and to formulate effective problem solving strategies. [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. Environmental health practitioners play an important role within society and have responsibility for the protection of public health and the maintenance of a healthy environment. This course provides you with the opportunity to examine complex environmental health problems and to formulate effective problem solving strategies. At Cardiff Met we have been delivering environmental health and public health qualifications for over 40 years. Our BSc (Hons) Environmental Health programme is one of the longest-running in the UK and has recently been re-accredited by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. Uniquely, our programme is also accredited by theInstitution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH), allowing our students to access graduate membership of both organisations. - Our core teaching team comprises eight full-time members of staff, including five experienced Environmental Health Practitioners. - Excellent employability rates for graduates within public, private and independent sectors. - Excellent National Student Satisfaction scores averaging 95% over the last five years. - Excellent work based placement opportunities via the Chartered Institute of Environmental health Student Training Directory. Learning & Teaching​ You are required by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) to complete a series of learning outcomes to demonstrate you possess high level professional skills as well as the technical skills necessary to practice as Environmental Health Practitioner. The structured application of the various teaching methods is intended to provide learning environments which are the most effective for the achievements of the course aims and objectives... [-]