- Course type
- Single Honours
- Duration of study
- 3 years/ 4 years with International Year
- Keele University campus
- Subject area / School
- Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- UCAS code
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 final year, you could stay with that broad base or specialise more in your chosen science. You could also choose to extend your degree programme to a four year undergraduate master's (MSci Natural Sciences).
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 BSc 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.
For further information on the content of modules currently offered please visit:www.keele.ac.uk/recordsandexams/az
Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.
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. Keele University 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 ABB
- 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 A in A-level Mathematics
- Chemistry – grade A in A-level Chemistry
- Forensic Science – grade A in either A-Level Chemistry or Biology
- Life Sciences – grade A in A-level Chemistry or Biology
- Maths at B (or 6)
- English Language at C (or 4)
- BTEC requirements DDD
- You must have taken sufficient Science units, please contact us for advice
- 34 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 39 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 6 Level 3 credits at Merit or above. You must also have taken sufficient Science credits, please contact us for advice.
Fees and funding
View our money advice and guidance section for information on tuition fees.
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 Keele University 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. In 2016, Keele University were recognised nationally as 1st for employability 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.