A variety of teaching formats are used including lectures, seminars, problem classes, workshops, practical laboratory sessions and fieldwork. You will use modern facilities and equipment.
All subjects use a research-led approach to teaching so that students are learning about the latest developments from staff who are involved in inspiring research.
BSc or MSci?
The BSc in Natural Sciences allows you to gain a broad understanding of chosen science subjects over three years studying three subjects in the first year and two in the second and third year. It will prepare you for further training or study in many interdisciplinary areas of science as well as for graduate-level employment both within the science sector and beyond.
The MSci in Natural Sciences is aimed at students who are interested in pursuing a career in research. In the fourth year, students focus on a single subject and develop key transferable skills through completion of a major research project as well as taking a mixture of specialist modules from one or two subjects. This provides the foundation required for students to pursue a research degree such as a PhD, as well as for direct entry into graduate-level employment both within the science sector and more generally.
The methods of assessment vary from module to module and from school to school. Types of assessment commonly used include written examinations, in-class tests, essays, laboratory reports, field reports, projects, computing assignments and project work.