Natural Sciences

MNatSci NATURAL SCIENCES

Key details 

MNATSCI NATURAL SCIENCES

Start Year
2021
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Natural Sciences
UCAS course code
CGF0
Entry Requirements
A*AA
Duration (years)
4

Assessment for Year 1

We use a variety of assessment methods across the different modules, ranging from 100% coursework to 100% examination. 

Coursework assessment methods include course tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, field notebooks, literature reviews, essays and seminar presentations. Skills-based modules are assessed by 100% coursework. 

You will also undertake a final year project, which will include a substantial piece of written research work and will count for 50% of your final year mark. 

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Assessment for Year 2

We use a variety of assessment methods across the different modules, ranging from 100% coursework to 100% examination. 

Coursework assessment methods include course tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, field notebooks, literature reviews, essays and seminar presentations. Skills-based modules are assessed by 100% coursework. 

You will also undertake a final year project, which will include a substantial piece of written research work and will count for 50% of your final year mark.

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Assessment for Year 3

We use a variety of assessment methods across the different modules, ranging from 100% coursework to 100% examination. 

Coursework assessment methods include course tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, field notebooks, literature reviews, essays and seminar presentations. Skills-based modules are assessed by 100% coursework. 

You will also undertake a final year project, which will include a substantial piece of written research work and will count for 50% of your final year mark.

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Assessment for Year 4

We use a variety of assessment methods across the different modules, ranging from 100% coursework to 100% examination. 

Coursework assessment methods include course tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, field notebooks, literature reviews, essays and seminar presentations. Skills-based modules are assessed by 100% coursework. 

You will also undertake a final year project, which will include a substantial piece of written research work and will count for 50% of your final year mark. 

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Students must select 120 credits of modules in their first year. There should be an equal balance of module credits across both semesters, with 60 credits in semester one (SEM1) and 60 credits in semester two (SEM2). This balance can be achieved by selecting the same number of credits from both Options Range A and Options Range B, with the remainder from Options Range C. Students are required to take at least 100 credits each from two of the following major subjects by the end of their final year: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Physics.

Assessment for Year 1

We use a variety of assessment methods across the different modules, ranging from 100% coursework to 100% examination. 

Coursework assessment methods include course tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, field notebooks, literature reviews, essays and seminar presentations. Skills-based modules are assessed by 100% coursework. 

You will also undertake a final year project, which will include a substantial piece of written research work and will count for 50% of your final year mark. 

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Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Students are required to take at least 100 credits each from two of the following major subjects by the end of their final year: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Physics. At least 100 credits of the modules taken in Year 2 should be at level 5.

Assessment for Year 2

We use a variety of assessment methods across the different modules, ranging from 100% coursework to 100% examination. 

Coursework assessment methods include course tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, field notebooks, literature reviews, essays and seminar presentations. Skills-based modules are assessed by 100% coursework. 

You will also undertake a final year project, which will include a substantial piece of written research work and will count for 50% of your final year mark.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Students are required to take at least 100 credits each from two of the following major subjects by the end of their final year: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Physics. In Year 3 students are expected to take a minimum of 100 credits at level 6.

Assessment for Year 3

We use a variety of assessment methods across the different modules, ranging from 100% coursework to 100% examination. 

Coursework assessment methods include course tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, field notebooks, literature reviews, essays and seminar presentations. Skills-based modules are assessed by 100% coursework. 

You will also undertake a final year project, which will include a substantial piece of written research work and will count for 50% of your final year mark.

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Virtual Open Day   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Students should complete at least 100 credits in their two major subjects by the end of Year 4. The Final Project can count as 30 credits towards each major subject or 60 credits towards one major subject, depending on the topic chosen. In Year 4 students are required to take 120 credits of level 7 modules.

Assessment for Year 4

We use a variety of assessment methods across the different modules, ranging from 100% coursework to 100% examination. 

Coursework assessment methods include course tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, field exercises, field notebooks, literature reviews, essays and seminar presentations. Skills-based modules are assessed by 100% coursework. 

You will also undertake a final year project, which will include a substantial piece of written research work and will count for 50% of your final year mark.