BSc Program in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom

Compare Undergraduate Studies in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017

Natural Sciences

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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Bachelor in Mathematics (BSc)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom London

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 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 British Geological Survey (BGS). [+]

BSc Environmental Geoscience 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 British Geological Survey (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 with state-of-the-art facilities, including specialist laboratories dedicated to the physical and chemical analysis of sediments and water, you'll also have opportunities to travel to inspirational destinations in the UK and overseas. Year one Designed to ensure you have the key foundation-level knowledge required for more in-depth study in years two and three, the first year of this course includes introductions to geological, atmospheric, oceanic and ecological systems. You'll develop your practical research skills with a four-day intensive residential field course in the Lake District - a national park which covers more than 2,000km squared and contains 16 lakes (even though only one is actually called a lake, and including England's longest and deepest). Years two and three You'll undertake core modules in geology and research techniques in your second and third years, as well as prepare a 10,000-word dissertation based on a research topic of your choice. You will undertake fieldwork in Cyprus (one of the world's best preserved ophiolites). You'll be able to choose from a range of geoscience modules and can apply to spend the autumn semester of your second year studying abroad. Why study at Nottingham? As a student on this course, you will: be taught by geoscientists from the University who currently working on challenges such as climate change mitigation, environmental risk assessment, contaminated land and brownfield management and geohazard evaluation benefit from the expertise of staff from the British Geological Survey with opportunities to work with researchers at their nearby base in Keyworth (our Environmental Geoscience BSc programme is the only course to be run in conjunction with the world's longest established geological survey) get the opportunity to take part in field trips in the UK, Cyprus, and options elsewhere including the United States work closely with academic staff who are leading researchers in their specialist fields, with 75% of their research activity being rated as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the latest Research Excellence Framework be part of one of the UK's top geography departments, having placed in the top 20 in the latest university guides published by The Complete University Guide, The Guardian, and The Times and Sunday Times have the opportunity to undertake research at our overseas campuses in China and Malaysia enjoy being based on University Park Campus which is widely regarded as one of the most attractive campuses in the country, having received the Green Flag Award - the national benchmark for parks and green spaces in England and Wales - for 13 consecutive years Entry requirements A levels: ABB including two science subjects from biology, chemistry, environmental science, environmental studies, geography, geology, maths, physics or closely related subjects. Applicants taking science A levels with a practical element of assessment are required to pass this. GCSEs: Grade C or above in GCSE maths is required for all geography courses English language requirements IELTS: 7.0 with at least 6.0 in reading, writing, speaking and listening Students who require extra support to meet the English language requirements for their academic course can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) to prepare for their future studies. Students who pass at the required level can progress directly to their academic programme without needing to retake IELTS. Please visit the CELE webpages for more information. Alternative qualifications Flexible admissions policy In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, The University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information. Notes for applicants We are looking for students who have the ability and motivation to benefit from our courses, and who will make a valued contribution to the department and the University. Candidates for full-time admission are considered on the basis of their Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) form. All applications are considered equally on merit; students are usually selected on the basis of academic excellence and personal qualities. We do not rely on predicted grades alone but take into account the broader context of each applicant's achievements, primarily as reflected by their engagement with geography beyond studying it as an academic subject - as evidenced in their personal statement and reference. Applicants are not routinely interviewed. If you are offered a place you will be invited to a UCAS visit day. The aim of the visit is for you to ensure that Nottingham meets your perceived needs and aspirations. In addition to a formal presentation, which provides details of the courses we offer, you will also be able to meet members of the teaching staff and, very importantly, some current undergraduates. Modules Typical year one modules Core Careers Skills for Geographers Earth and Environmental Dynamics Foundation Mathematics Geographical Field Course Geographic Information Systems On Earth and Life Physical Landscapes of Britain Tutorial Typical year two modules Core Dissertation Preparation Mineralogy and Petrology Research Tutorial Sedimentology and Palaeontology Techniques in Physical Geography Optional Desert Geomorphology Digital Explorers Environmental Change Patterns of Life River Processes and Dynamics Typical year three modules Core Dissertation BSc Environmental Geophysics and Geological Mapping (Cyprus Field Course) Geological Resources and Hazards Optional Environmental Informatics and Modelling Geospatial Technologies: Mobile, Augmented and Virtual Global Climate Change Practical River Management and Restoration (Mt St Helens Field Course) Quarternary Environments Scale and Diversity in the Canary Islands The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. The above list is a sample of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list. Careers As a graduate from The University of Nottingham, you will be highly sought after, and by studying a degree in the School of Geography, you will acquire a broad skill set that will lay the foundations for your chosen career. Employability is at the heart of our teaching, and we ensure that all of our degrees will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. Our comprehensive careers programme includes one-to-one CV workshops and employer talks from school alumni, as well as career networking events and a summer internship scheme. Our graduates go on to a wide range of careers. Some graduates enter roles that have a direct correlation to their degree, including conservation and heritage protection and land surveying. Other graduates secure positions that utilise their transferable skills such as management consultancy, PR, marketing and financial roles. Recent graduates from the School of Geography have gone on to work for organisations such as BP, Defra, The Environment Agency, GlaxoSmithKline, KPMG, Northern Petroleum, PwC, Shell UK Ltd and The Woodland Trust. You will also have the opportunity to explore post-graduation routes to professional qualifications - such as becoming a Chartered Geologist - and, beyond that, working towards being a Specialist in Land Condition or being on the Register of Ground Engineering Professionals. Average starting salary and career progression In 2015, 95% of first-degree graduates in the School of Geography who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,702 with the highest being £39,500.* *Known destinations of full-time home first degree undergraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK. Careers support and advice Studying for a degree at The University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take. Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers. Take a look at our Careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students. [-]

BSc in Environmental Science (Honours)

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 3 - 16 years United Kingdom

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 is a big part of deciding to study with us – we can help, with flexible ways to pay and help spread the cost. Fees for study commencing in academic year 2014/2015 are: Our standard fee is £5,124 – based on 120 credits of study – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study at a campus-based university. Most OU students study an average of 60 credits a year – studying part time for 6 years to complete a degree. Our standard fee for 60 credits is £2,562. Fees are paid on a module-by-module basis – you won't have to pay for the whole of your qualification upfront. The total cost of your chosen qualification currently starts from £15,372. NB: Prices are subject to change. How long does it take? Part time – 6-8 years Full time – 3 years Time limit – 16 years Career relevance The broad and specialist skills you will develop during this degree course will equip you to work in a variety of jobs. Environmental science skills are in demand from government and regulatory bodies, the private sector, consultancies and conservation organisations. Careers directly related to the degree include: pollution control recycling water quality resources energy management sustainability environmental consultancy ecology and nature conservation environmental education. Entry requirements There are no formal requirements to study this degree. You will however need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 6.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process. Read more about this programme on the Open University website here [-]

Bachelor of Science

Macquarie University
Campus Full time 3 years

This degree offers the flexibility to construct a specific program of study tailored to your intended professional career. You will develop your scientific skills... [+]

Bachelor of Science

This degree offers the flexibility to construct a specific program of study tailored to your intended professional career. You will develop your scientific skills such as problem solving and critical thinking through practical work and peer assisted learning. You'll specialise (major) in a particular area of science and include combinations of units in other sciences or non-science areas.

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Strong focus on practical work in the field and laboratories to develop skills and problem solving ability. Learn from internationally recognised researchers and gain state-of-the-art scientific knowledge. High quality laboratories including modern instruments and tools. ... [-]

Architecture & Environmental Design BSc Honours

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 environmentally aware, but able to quantify the environmental and energy impact of their designs. [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. This new course encompasses the ‘artistic’ and the ‘scientific’ to create a new generation of architects who are not only environmentally aware, but able to quantify the environmental and energy impact of their designs. You will develop your creative environmental design, technical and analytical skills, as well as your critical thinking and awareness of the wider architectural context. This course will give you skills which can be used both in architectural practice and in environmental design consultancy. Half your time on the course will be spent on studio-based design activities and half on climatic, 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. Year 1: Sensing the Environment In the first year you will gain knowledge of environmental principles driving architectural thinking, and learn quantification skills enabling you to conduct environmental and energy performance evaluation of design proposals. You will acquire fundamental skills (technical, design and representation skills) through your personal experience of architectural space. Typical subject areas covered will include: Architectural and Environmental Design 1 History of Architecture Environmental Design and Principles of Building Physics Year 2: Transformation and Application You will consolidate and apply the principles and skills acquired in Year 1 to a wider context, moving from the personal space to the remit of the building and its surroundings. Typical subject areas covered will include: Climate, Energy and Architecture Environmental Design in Cities Theories and Histories of Environmental Design Zero-plus Energy Buildings Year 3: Stepping out and Making In your year-long thesis project you will focus on the design, making and testing of a prototype/component, preparing you to step out into practice confident in the use of various environmental design and performance testing methods. Typical subject areas will include: Research Brief Final Thesis Project Prototype fabrication and testing Professional Practice Environmental and Energy Performance Associated careers This course will give you skills which can be used both in architectural practice and in environmental design consultancy. The research issues explored in your final thesis project could also lead to further research to be pursued in the Department of Architecture’s MArch (Part II) and MSc programmes. [-]

Biochemistry BSc Honours

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. This involves examining the structure and function of molecules found in living systems, as well as experimental investigations of the... [+]

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 your degree, culminating in your final-year project in which you will undertake original research of your own. Learning and teaching opportunities are a mixture of face-to-face teaching (lectures, seminars, tutorials and practicals), independent work, laboratory work and online support activities. The range of assessment methods includes exams, laboratory practicals, essays, blogs, posters and presentations. Year 1 (Credit Level 4) Subjects of study include: Application of Biological Sciences Biochemistry Biological Chemistry Botany Cell Biology Fundamentals of Pharmacology Human Physiology Science: History, Philosophy and Practice Year 2 (Credit Level 5) Subjects of study include: Bioinformatics Contemporary Global Issues Exploring the Microbial World Infection and Immunity Medical Genetics in Practice Medical Physiology Metabolic Biochemistry Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics Molecular Biology and Genetics Physiological Networks Research Methods Systems Pharmacology Urban Living and the Environment Year 3 (Credit Level 6) Subjects of study include: Advanced Cell Biology Advanced Molecular Biology Advanced Pharmacology & Toxicology Applied Biotechnology Cancer Biology Designing a Sustainable World Global Ethics Proteins and Enzymes Research Project Work Experience and Career Management Skills Westminster electives As part of your course you can take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable. [-]

BSc in Mathematics and Physics

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

Mathematics and physics are complementary subjects and make a sensible combination to study at university. There are many examples of unexpected discoveries resulting from interaction between the two disciplines. Ideas developed in particle physics have led to advances in topology - one of the purest branches of mathematics. Advances in the understanding of chaos provide another example. Ideas from the theory are being applied increasingly in the modelling of complex physical systems such as the atmosphere and lasers. [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. Mathematics and physics are complementary subjects and make a sensible combination to study at university. There are many examples of unexpected discoveries resulting from interaction between the two disciplines. Ideas developed in particle physics have led to advances in topology - one of the purest branches of mathematics. Advances in the understanding of chaos provide another example. Ideas from the theory are being applied increasingly in the modelling of complex physical systems such as the atmosphere and lasers. The Warwick joint courses (BSc and MMathPhys) are now among the best-established in the country with around 50 students starting each year. The courses include a significant proportion of modules from both contributing departments designed primarily for joint degree students. It is possible at the end of the First Year to transfer to either of the single subject degrees. Years one and two are common to the two courses. Warwick is strong in research in a number of branches of mathematics and physics, and is well-placed to offer accounts of those developments likely to be of most interest to joint degree students. These include non-linear systems (there are modules on the weather, modelling of biological systems, and complexity theory) and theoretical physics. YEAR ONE (BSc and MMathPhys) In the first year, all students take the modules in the Core list. To give you an idea about the way the degree course is structured in the first year, the number in brackets after each module title indicates the number of lectures you will attend e.g. (15L) indicates a 15-lecture module. Mathematics (core): Sets and Numbers (30L), Mathematical Analysis (60L), Linear Algebra (30L), Differential Equations (30L) Physics (core): Electricity and Magnetism (30L), Physics Foundations (30L), Quantum Phenomena (15L), Classical Mechanics and Relativity (30L), Thermal Physics I (15L), Programming Workshop (15L) Options Students may take any of the following for additional credit: Introduction to Geometry (15L), Introduction to Abstract Algebra (15L), Introduction to Astronomy (15L), Programming for Scientists (30L), Particle Physics (15L), Probability (15 or 30L). YEAR TWO (BSc and MMathPhys) Students take the core modules and at least eight modules from the lists of options. Mathematics (core): Mathematical Analysis III (30L), Vector Analysis (30L), Partial Differential Equations (30L), Variational Principles (15L) Physics (core): Electromagnetic Theory and Optics (20L), Methods of Mathematical Physics (20L), Quantum Mechanics and its Applications (40L) Thermal Physics II (20L) Physics of Fluids (20L) Mathematics Options: Algebra I, Algebra II, Metric Spaces, Geometry, Differentiation, Introduction to Systems Biology, Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations Physics Options: Stars, Geophysics, Hamiltonian Mechanics, Computational Physics, Global Warming, The Physics of Electrical Power Generation, Experimental Particle Physics Options from other Departments: Modern Foreign Languages, Business School Modules, Introduction to Secondary School Teaching YEAR THREE (BSc) In addition to a module on Communicating Science, students select about 12 modules (the exact number depends on the length of the modules) from: Mathematics Options: Complex Analysis, Group Theory, Algebra II, Differentiation, Metric Spaces, Measure Theory, Functional Analysis I, Fluid Dynamics, Geometry of Curves and Surfaces, Control Theory, Topics in Mathematical Biology, Theory of Partial Differential Equations, Continuum Mechanics Physics Options: The Standard Model, Quantum Physics of Atoms, Condensed Matter Physics, Electrodynamics, Plasma Electrodynamics, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Galaxies, Weather and the Environment, Statistical Physics, Non-linearity and Chaos, Physics in Medicine, Magnetic Resonance Options from other Departments: Business Studies; Scientific Method; Modern Foreign Languages The list of options given above may change slightly from year to year and some options may not be available in every year. [-]

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 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. [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. 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 (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 outings, debates etc. enriching your experience and transferable skills. Field Trips We aim at a minimum of two field trips per term. In the first year, for example, we run a module in the spring term on biodiversity monitoring and surveying, which consists almost entirely of fieldwork. At later stages in the degree there are optional residential courses at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey and the Danau Girang Field-Studies Centre in Sabah, Borneo. Careers According to recent employment statistics, Kent graduates are doing better than ever in the changeable job market. 85% of DICE graduates are in employment or full time-education within 6 months of graduating from this programme. The conservation and environmental sector is an expanding area for employment opportunities. Our graduates go into many kinds of work, including: - technical posts and/or consultancies involving ecological surveying - habitat management - species conservation - environmental education - community extension - national and international planning and policy Potential employers include local, regional and national UK government departments, voluntary organisations and the private sector, as well as European and international conservation and environmental organisations. Many of our graduates also go on to further postgraduate study. [-]

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 Genomics Year Three core modules typically include Research Project Structural Molecular Biology Laboratories and Tutorials Principles of Development Protein Targeting Dynamics of Biological Systems Optional modules typically include Advanced Immunology Bioenergy and Biorefining Oncology Extreme Environment Biology Biological Clocks Integrative Neuroscience Synthetic Biology Science Communication Business Studies Modules With permission, students can take additional modules such as language modules; these require specific approval from the School of Life Sciences. [-]

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... [+]

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 world-leading research institute is famous for its strong focus and expertise in chemistry and applied materials science. Our teaching staff have extensive experience of teaching learners from a wide range of cultural, social, ethnic and international backgrounds and you can be assured of the very highest level of pastoral care and support. Special features The course will equip you with a varied and useful knowledge of chemistry and practical skills relating to chemistry. Gain transferable skills such as problem solving, team working and communication that are invaluable in all careers. Benefit from the opportunity to undertake an industrial placement or study in an overseas institution. The course is an ideal preparation if you wish to pursue higher awards such as a PhD to access careers in research or University teaching. Your personal tutor will be on hand to help if you experience any personal or academic difficulties. What you will learn On successful graduation from this course you will have an in depth understanding of the key principles of chemistry and be able to apply this knowledge to solve both theoretical and practical problems. You will be able to critically evaluate information about current aspects of chemical research, plan and conduct a research project and draw conclusions to solve advanced and specific problems. You will also have an understanding of advanced topics related to current research in chemistry and be well prepared to understand new advances in materials systems and processes. This will be of great benefit should you choose to work in these industries or continue your studies by taking one of the related MSc degrees offered by the University of Bolton (for instance MSc Advanced Materials). As well as developing strong mathematical and numerical skills, you will gain transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers. These include time management, planning and organisation, written and oral communication, working with others in a team, monitoring and maintaining records and data, decision making and IT skills. You will have access to quality academic and pastoral help and guidance through a personal tutor within the department. Your tutor should be the first person you speak to if you are having any kind of academic or personal issues that could affect your work. The chemistry programme is structured around allowing you to become more independent and take a greater role in all areas of your learning. As a graduate, you will have learned to take responsibility for your own learning and personal development and have a proven track record of ‘finishing the job’. What you will study At each of the three levels of the course you will study 120 credits. Most modules are 20 credits each and modules may be core or option. The core modules ensure that you gain a firm understanding of all the key areas of chemistry necessary for a career in the industry, while the option modules provide a broader overview of chemistry and related subjects and allow you to personalise your programme of study with the selection of topics that are of particular interest to you. Entry requirements 260 UCAS points from at least two, but preferably three, A2-levels (or equivalent) including a minimum of grade C in A2-level chemistry and preferably a pass in another mathematics or science subject. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English, mathematics and science. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

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. [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. 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 for the full 2014/15 academic year pay an annual fee of £1,350 to Kent. Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status. Key facts Subject area: Mathematics Award: BSc (Hons) Honours type: Single honours UCAS code: G100 Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time only Duration: 3 years full-time (4 years with a year in industry) Start: 29 September 2014 Total Kent credits: 360 Total ECTS credits: 180 [-]

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. [+]

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 as well as satisfying the CIEH’s requirements. Initially the emphasis will be placed upon the use of lectures coupled with seminars which will include group discussion and seminars. These methods will be supported by guided individual study. A variety of teaching and learning strategies is employed. These include lectures, tutorials, role play exercises around case studies and field visits/practical’s. The aim is to develop personal initiative and responsibility for learning. In order to meet the specific needs of those students who may not have undertaken any practical work experience the aims of each module will be achieved by the enhancement of existing teaching and learning strategies. This will involve a greater utilization of, for example, visits, practical sessions, case studies and role play exercises. You are actively encouraged to seek placements both within the public sector and in the private sector. The university has an excellent reputation for finding placements for students and we will endeavour to help in matching placements to your needs via the Student Training Directory. Assessment Assessment normally consists of written examinations and an element of coursework. In order to proceed to subsequent years of the course students must satisfactorily complete all modules. At the beginning of each term students will be given details of the assessment programme for that term. This will include the precise nature and format of the assessment, the criteria for assessment and details of dates for submission of work. [-]

BSc Civil Engineering and Environmental Management

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years August 2017 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

The overall aim of this programme is to provide a full and satisfying vocational experience appropriate to Honours degree level, which will develop student's ability to understand concepts, apply academic rigour and appraise critically the issues involved in the study of civil engineering in the built environment. [+]

Best Undergraduate Studies in Natural Sciences in United Kingdom 2017. The overall aim of this programme is to provide a full and satisfying vocational experience appropriate to Honours degree level, which will develop student's ability to understand concepts, apply academic rigour and appraise critically the issues involved in the study of civil engineering in the built environment. Course Overview Given the sharp decline the industry has suffered in the recession it is somewhat surprising that recruitment has held up so well, this may indicate that many young people consider the industry will continue to offer rewarding employment within the UK and overseas. However, the construction industry has the advantage that it is one of the few UK industries which cannot be shipped abroad, and there is much work needed to both the UK infrastructure and housing stock. Taken as a whole the Construction Industry is a major contributor to UK GDP (directly c. 8.5% in 2008, rising to c.10% overall when the entire value chain is considered) and a driver of historical GDP growth. The construction industry value chain consists of c.300,000 firms, including many small and medium-sized family and local businesses. The sector employs c.3 million people in a multitude of roles representing 8% of UK employment. Key Features The School of Built and Natural Environment prides itself on providing a supportive learning environment, with personal attention afforded to all students. Delivering a successful and enjoyable learning experience is at the very core of our vision to produce first class professionals. We are situated in an urban maritime environment very close to Britain’s first designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and with many interesting buildings and cultural assets nearby. We are in close proximity to magnificent natural and physical resources of south, mid and west Wales and the University and its staff play a major role within the conservation and heritage management of these and other similar national assets. As class sizes are generally less than 25, this engenders a culture and environment that listens to and supports individual student needs. Our teaching is informed by research in subject’s that extend right across our portfolio, suitably supplemented by external experts from around the world. We believe in engaging with employers to develop, deliver and review courses that enhance our graduate’s employability credentials in a manner that is central to our vision for students, the city and region. This is further reflected by recent graduate success stories that include employment in international organisations, entrepreneurship and community engagement. Our commitment is demonstrated by recent investment in facilities, staff and engagement, which means the future for our graduates, is stronger than ever. We truly look forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve your personal goals and ambitions. [-]