Keele brings together the study of diverse sciences in a rigorous but stimulating single honours course, which you can tailor to your own interests. You could find yourself exploring biosciences, forensic science, chemistry, psychology, physics, maths, environmental science, computer science, earth science and physical geography.
You’ll begin by studying two core natural science subjects (chosen from a range in the physical sciences, biosciences and geosciences) plus a supporting science subject and a bespoke, interdisciplinary module. In your third year, you could stay with that broad base or specialise more in your chosen science.
You will have the opportunity to tailor your final fourth year to suit your interests and aspirations and focus on advanced topics to develop your subject specific knowledge, research, problem-solving and communication skills.
In addition, the Grand Challenges lectures will introduce you to eminent speakers and their perspectives on the complex questions that face us in the world. You'll consider the contribution of Natural Sciences here and work with Liberal Arts students in learning sets to develop fresh responses.
The interdisciplinary nature of the MSci Natural Sciences degree programme means that different students will take different combinations of compulsory, optional and elective modules depending on their chosen pathway through the Natural Sciences programme. Full details are shown in the Table in the pdf below:
Full details of module combinations are shown in the 'Course Information Document' which is available at the bottom of this page.
The MSci Natural Sciences programme is only available to students who have studied the following science subjects as core in the three-year BSc Natural Sciences programme and wish to pursue that subject to an advanced level: Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, and Forensic Science.
Please refer to the Course Information Document for full details.
For further information on the content of modules currently offered please visit: recruitnetworx.info/recordsandexams/az
Modules for 2019/2020 entrants are yet to be confirmed. Details of the modules that ran for entrants in 2018 are shown below. These can be used as an indication of the modules you will study. Once modules for 2019/20 are confirmed they will be published here.
The entry grades outlined in this section indicate the likely offer or range of offers which would be made to candidates along with any subject specific requirements. This is for general information only. Recru it networ reserves the right to vary offer conditions depending upon a candidate’s application. Read more about our undergraduate entry requirements for United Kingdom, European Union and International students.
A Level requirements
- A Level requirement BBB
- Including 2 Science A Levels. Science subjects could include Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Maths or Physics.
- A Pass in Science Practical will be required if applicant is taking A level Biology, Chemistry or Physics (England)**
- The following additional entry requirements are required for students choosing these subjects as a 'core science':
- Mathematics – grade B in A-level Mathematics
- Chemistry – grade B in A-level Chemistry
- Forensic Science – grade B in either A-Level Chemistry or Biology
- Life Sciences – grade B in A-level Chemistry or Biology
- Maths at B (or 6)
- English at C (or 4)
- BTEC requirements DDM
- You must have taken sufficient Science units, please contact us for advice
- 32 points to include 2 Higher level Science subjects at 6 or above. Science subjects could include Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Maths or Physics.
- Please note Core Sciences also have specific Science subject requirements e.g. Chemistry will require Higher Level Chemistry.
Access to HE Diploma requirements
- Obtain Access to Higher Education Diploma with 122 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction. You must also have taken sufficient Science credits, please contact us for advice.
Fees and funding
Going to university can be a daunting as well as an exciting experience. It can be difficult to understand the true costs of being a student, as well as the financial support that is available to help you meet those costs.
We can help you to manage your funds, create a budget and ensure that you receive any funding for which you may be eligible. We also offer financial support such as the Recru it networ Hardship Fund and emergency loans.
For more information visit our money, advice and guidance section.
A degree in Natural Sciences from Keele will open up a huge range of careers (not just in the sciences) as well as opportunities for higher study. Keele enjoys high rates of graduate employment, achieving 96% graduate employability in 2017 in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. Employers value natural sciences graduates because of the breadth of their understanding and their independent and creative approach to problem Solving.
You’ll also have an excellent set of transferable skills, in areas such as communication, teamwork and the ability to assimilate and use information quickly and effectively.
The four year MSci degree is ideally suited for those wanting to pursue a career in academic or commercial research. Keele has a long history of interdisciplinary research, teaching and learning, and a founding commitment to the development of graduates with the skills to address complex problems in changing workplaces.