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BSc Natural Sciences

Programme code:BS-NAT/SCUCAS code:BCF1
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Paul Beales Contact address:P.A.Beales@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

A*AA at A-level including at least two science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics. Grade A at GCSE Maths if Maths is not offered at AS or A Level.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Chemistry

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Modules assessed through the relevant teaching Schools.

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- enable students to work across more than one discipline by providing the flexibility to study three disciplines chosen from a range of physical and biological sciences at level one, narrowing down to two disciplines by year three;
- allow the study of two science disciplines to the same depth as any integrated masters student but with less breadth in each discipline;
- provide a basis for further advanced study in either of the disciplines or in a cognate interdisciplinary area;
- provide a basis for the pursuit of a career in scientific research and development;
- permit students to gain practical scientific experience during the degree and through an optional year work placement;
- permit students to broaden their intellectual and cultural horizons through an optional year studying abroad;
- permit students to opt for a major/minor balance between subjects in years three and four;
- offer students the opportunity to gain a broad interdisciplinary scientific education in an institution with an excellent research and teaching environment.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Students will take 40/45 credits in each of 3 science subject packages chosen from: biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental science, food science and nutrition, mathematics and physics. However student may only choose one of environmental science or food science and nutrition. The choice is constricted by A-Level subjects and the university timetable.

Your module choices will be explained to you by the Programme Manager during Induction Week.

In order to progress to year 2 of the honours programme, students must pass at least 100 credits.

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

BIOCHEMISTRY

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules if they select Biochemistry as one of their Natural Science subjects:

BIOL1305Integrated Skills in Biosciences 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
BMSC1212Introduction to Pharmacology10 creditsSemester 2

Students taking Biochemistry without Biology must also take:

BIOL1112The Molecules of Life10 creditsSemester 1

BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

Students taking Biology with Biochemistry must take the following modules:

BLGY1124The Diversity of Life10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY1211Applied Biology and Agriculture10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY1232Introduction to Genetics10 creditsSemester 2
FOBS1135The Basis of Life20 creditsSemester 1

BIOLOGY

Students taking Biology without Biochemistry must take the following modules:

BLGY1115Introduction to Cell Biology: from Molecules to Cells and Tissues10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY1124The Diversity of Life10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY1232Introduction to Genetics10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY1234Practical Genetics10 creditsSemester 2

All students taking Biology must take the following additional module:

BLGY1005Tutorials (Joint Honours)5 creditsSemester 1

CHEMISTRY

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules if they select Chemistry as one of their Natural Science subjects:

CHEM1101Chemistry 1: Bonding and Behaviour20 creditsSemester 1
CHEM1405Practical Chemistry for Natural Scientists5 creditsSemester 1

Students should select one of the following optional Chemistry modules:

CHEM1202Chemistry 2A: Energy and Structure15 creditsSemester 2
CHEM1203Chemistry 2B: structure and transformation15 creditsSemester 2

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Students must choose 40 credits of options from the following modules:

SOEE1034Natural Hazards10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE1181Ecology10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE1281Atmosphere10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE1401Weather10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE1434Water10 creditsSemester 1

Students wishing to study SOEE3700 at Level 3 or SOEE5685M At Level 5 must choose SOEE1401.

Note that your options may be constrained due to the timetabling of your other two subject choices. The Programme Manager will clarify any specific constraints during Induction Week.

FOOD SCIENCE & NUTRITION

FOOD1040Key Industrial Processing Operations for Food20 creditsSemester 2
FOOD1150Principles of Human Physiology and Nutrition20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

MATHEMATICS

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules if they select Mathematics as one of their Natural Science subjects:

MATH1050Calculus and Mathematical Analysis10 creditsSemester 1
MATH1055Numbers and Vectors10 creditsSemester 1
MATH1060Introductory Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 2
MATH1400Modelling with Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2

Students wishing to study Maths at level 3 must choose the modules above.

Students studying Physics may choose either the above option block or the option blocks below.

PHYS1290Maths 1- Scalars and Vectors10 creditsSemester 1
PHYS1300Maths 2- Multivariable Calculus10 creditsSemester 2

Plus 20 credits from the modules below and/or Discovery modules.

CHEM1211Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry10 creditsNot running in 201920
CHEM1240Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry10 creditsNot running in 201920
CHEM1260Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry10 creditsNot running in 201920

PHYSICS

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules if they select Physics as one of their Natural Science subjects:

PHYS1261Laboratory 1a (Joint Honours)5 creditsSemester 2
PHYS1270Quantum Mechanics and Electricity (Joint Honours)15 creditsSemester 1
PHYS1280Vibrations and Thermal Physics (Joint Honours)20 creditsSemester 2

Mathematics is a co-requisite subject with Physics, so students studying Physics must also choose Mathematics.

Please note that discovery modules are only available to students choosing both Maths and Physics.

Optional modules:

BIOCHEMISTRY

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules if they select Biochemistry as one of their Natural Science subjects:

BIOL1305Integrated Skills in Biosciences 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
BMSC1212Introduction to Pharmacology10 creditsSemester 2

Students taking Biochemistry without Biology must also take:

BIOL1112The Molecules of Life10 creditsSemester 1

BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

Students taking Biology with Biochemistry must take the following modules:

BLGY1124The Diversity of Life10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY1211Applied Biology and Agriculture10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY1232Introduction to Genetics10 creditsSemester 2
FOBS1135The Basis of Life20 creditsSemester 1

BIOLOGY

Students taking Biology without Biochemistry must take the following modules:

BLGY1115Introduction to Cell Biology: from Molecules to Cells and Tissues10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY1124The Diversity of Life10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY1232Introduction to Genetics10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY1234Practical Genetics10 creditsSemester 2

All students taking Biology must take the following additional module:

BLGY1005Tutorials (Joint Honours)5 creditsSemester 1

CHEMISTRY

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules if they select Chemistry as one of their Natural Science subjects:

CHEM1101Chemistry 1: Bonding and Behaviour20 creditsSemester 1
CHEM1405Practical Chemistry for Natural Scientists5 creditsSemester 1

Students should select one of the following optional Chemistry modules:

CHEM1202Chemistry 2A: Energy and Structure15 creditsSemester 2
CHEM1203Chemistry 2B: structure and transformation15 creditsSemester 2

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Students must choose 40 credits of options from the following modules:

SOEE1034Natural Hazards10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE1181Ecology10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE1281Atmosphere10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE1401Weather10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE1434Water10 creditsSemester 1

Students wishing to study SOEE3700 at Level 3 or SOEE5685M At Level 5 must choose SOEE1401.

Note that your options may be constrained due to the timetabling of your other two subject choices. The Programme Manager will clarify any specific constraints during Induction Week.

FOOD SCIENCE & NUTRITION

FOOD1040Key Industrial Processing Operations for Food20 creditsSemester 2
FOOD1150Principles of Human Physiology and Nutrition20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

MATHEMATICS

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules if they select Mathematics as one of their Natural Science subjects:

MATH1050Calculus and Mathematical Analysis10 creditsSemester 1
MATH1055Numbers and Vectors10 creditsSemester 1
MATH1060Introductory Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 2
MATH1400Modelling with Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2

Students wishing to study Maths at level 3 must choose the modules above.

Students studying Physics may choose either the above option block or the option blocks below.

PHYS1290Maths 1- Scalars and Vectors10 creditsSemester 1
PHYS1300Maths 2- Multivariable Calculus10 creditsSemester 2

Plus 20 credits from the modules below and/or Discovery modules.

CHEM1211Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry10 creditsNot running in 201920
CHEM1240Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry10 creditsNot running in 201920
CHEM1260Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry10 creditsNot running in 201920

PHYSICS

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules if they select Physics as one of their Natural Science subjects:

PHYS1261Laboratory 1a (Joint Honours)5 creditsSemester 2
PHYS1270Quantum Mechanics and Electricity (Joint Honours)15 creditsSemester 1
PHYS1280Vibrations and Thermal Physics (Joint Honours)20 creditsSemester 2

Mathematics is a co-requisite subject with Physics, so students studying Physics must also choose Mathematics.

Please note that discovery modules are only available to students choosing both Maths and Physics.

In order to progress to year 2 of the Honours programme, students must pass at least 100 credits.

Discovery modules:

Please note that Discovery modules are only available for students choosing Physics and the second Maths option block.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Optional modules:

Students will be required to study a minimum of 100 credits in two science subjects chosen from the following: biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental science, food science and nutrition, mathematics and physics depending on which subjects were chosen in year 1.

You should take into consideration what modules you intend to take in years 3 and 4 when making your choices for year 2. We would encourage you to take at least 60 credits in the subject you intend to take your major research project in at year 4.

In order to progress to year 3 of the honours programme, students must pass at least 100 level 2 credits. Students averaging less than 60% in their year 2 modules will only progress to year 3 of the MNatSc programme at the discretions of the Progression and Classification Board. Students failing to progress to year 3 of the MNatSc will be transferred to the BSc programme.

All Pathways

Students may take the following optional module:

NATS2100Introduction to Scientific Programming10 creditsSemester 1

BIOCHEMISTRY

Students will study the following modules:

BIOL2210Biological Membranes and Cell Signalling10 creditsSemester 2
BIOL2305Integrated Skills for Biosciences 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students will study one of the following modules:

BIOL2111Genetic Engineering10 creditsSemester 1
BIOL2112Genes and Genomes20 creditsSemester 1

Note that BIOL2111 is a part of the larger BIOL2112 module.

Students studying 50 or more credits, who do not take BIOL2112, must take at least one of the following modules:

BIOL2211Human Diseases10 creditsSemester 2
MICR2120Cell Biology of Disease10 creditsSemester 1

Students who do take BIOL2112 can take one or both of the above modules.

Students may also take up to 20 credits of the following options:

BLGY2137Parasitology10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC2210Chemotherapy10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2214Introduction to Toxicology10 creditsSemester 2
MICR2121Molecular Virology10 creditsSemester 1
MICR2220Medical Bacteriology10 creditsSemester 2
MICR2221Medical Immunology10 creditsSemester 2
MICR2222Medical Virology10 creditsSemester 2

BIOLOGY

Students are required to study at least 40 credits from the following optional modules:

BLGY2142Animal Nutrition and Metabolism20 creditsSemester 1
BLGY2144Population and Community Ecology20 creditsSemester 1
BLGY2163How Plants Work10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY2175Human Populations10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY2192Experimental Design and Analysis10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY2201Introduction to Bioinformatics10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY2222Animal Behaviour10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY2223Organismal Evolution10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY2225Sustainable Food Production10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY2253Animals as Pests10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY2262Animal Developmental Biology10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY2293Animal Physiology: from Ants to Whales10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY2296Human Genetics10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY2330Terrestrial Ecology and Behaviour Field Course10 creditsSemester 2

It is recommended that you choose one of the following module packages:
- BLGY2163, BLGY2296, BLGY2223, BLGY2293
- BLGY2144, BLGY2222, BLGY2223

Students taking BLGY2330 must also take BLGY2192 and one of either BLGY2222 or BLGY2223. Students should discuss this module with the Biology link tutor in advance of registering on it to make sure they fully understand the arrangements for this fieldwork module.

CHEMISTRY

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:

CHEM2190Structure and Spectroscopy10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM2420Laboratory Work 2b10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students should choose at least one module from:

CHEM2141Introduction to Organic Synthesis10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM2152Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM2241Organic Structure and Mechanism10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM2252Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy10 creditsSemester 2


Plus 0-40 credits from the choice below:

CHEM2111Structure and Synthesis of Materials10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM2215Introduction to Drug Design10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM2270Organometallic and f-block Chemistry10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM2290Equilibrium and Analysis: from Ions to Proteins10 creditsSemester 2

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Students are required to study the following compulsory module:

SOEE2160Climate Change: Science and Impacts10 creditsSemester 1

Plus 30-70 credits from the modules below:

SOEE2010Chemistry of the Earth10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2092Meteorology10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2110Introductory Oceanography10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2145Palaeoecology, Palaeobiology and Evolution10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2170Water Quality10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2481Atmospheric Pollution from Local to Global Scales10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2631Introduction to Geophysics10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2690Managing Biodiversity10 creditsSemester 1

Students taking more than 60 credits of Environmental Science may choose up to 20 credits of the following optional modules:

SOEE2165Climate Change: Society and Human Dimensions10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2355Energy Transitions: Technologies, Markets and Policy10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2460Contaminated Land Studies: Integrating Business Skills and Science in Consultancy10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2680Environmental Policy and Governance10 creditsSemester 1

Students wishing to study SOEE2092 are required to have a mathematical background equivalent to A-level Pure Mathematics or Further Mathematics. Students wishing to study SOEE2010 or SOEE2481 must have A-Level Chemistry.

Students wishing to study SOEE3110 at Level 3 must choose SOEE2010.
Students wishing to study SOEE3431 at Level 3 or SOEE5685M at Level 5 must choose SOEE2481.
Students wishing to study SOEE3610 at Level 3 or SOEE5617M at Level 5 must choose SOEE2110.
Students wishing to study SOEE5656M at Level 5 must choose SOEE2145.

FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION

Students will study the following module:

FOOD2135Microbiological and Chemical Food Safety20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students must choose 20 to 60 credits from the following optional modules:

FOOD2046Food Processing: From Farm to Shop10 creditsSemester 1
FOOD2100Food Colloids: Formulation of Creamy, Fatty and Bubbly Foods20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FOOD2140Food Analysis10 creditsSemester 1
FOOD2150Food and the Allergic Reaction10 creditsSemester 1
FOOD2160Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FOOD2165Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease10 creditsSemester 2
FOOD2192Introduction to Food Product Development10 creditsSemester 1
FOOD2196Food Quality Assurance10 creditsSemester 2

Students may only choose FOOD2160 or FOOD2165, both cannot be taken.

It is recommended that you choose one of the following module packages:

With Chemistry, Physics or Maths: FOOD2135, FOOD2100 (for 40 credits) or FOOD2135, FOOD2100, FOOD2046, FOOD2192 (for 60 credits)
With Biology or Biochemistry: FOOD2135, FOOD2160 (for 40 credits) or FOOD2135, FOOD2160, FOOD2150, FOOD2140 (for 60 credits)

Students taking 60 or more credits of Food Science and Nutrition may choose up to 20 credits of the following optional modules:

FOOD2031Molecules Controlling Sensory and Nutritional Properties20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FOOD2215Principles of Research: Diet in Populations10 creditsSemester 1
FOOD2260Physiology II - Integration Between Physiology and Nutrition10 creditsSemester 2

MATHEMATICS

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:

MATH2080Further Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2365Vector Calculus15 creditsSemester 1

Students taking 60 or more credits of Mathematics must also take at least one of:

MATH2375Linear Differential Equations and Transforms15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2700Probability and Statistics for Scientists15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students must take a minimum of 40 credits of Mathematics and may also choose from the following optional modules:

MATH2017Real Analysis15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2041Logic10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2042Logic with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2051Geometry of Curves and Surfaces10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2230Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2231Discrete Mathematics with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2601Numerical Analysis with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2620Fluid Dynamics 110 creditsSemester 2
MATH2640Introduction to Optimisation10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2650Calculus of Variations10 creditsSemester 2

Students taking a minimum of 50 credits of Mathematics may also take:

MATH2920Computational Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1

PHYSICS

Students are required to study either of the following compulsory modules:

PHYS2060Physics Laboratory 3- Experimental Physics (A)10 creditsSemester 1
PHYS2110Physics Laboratory 4- Experimental Physics (B)10 creditsSemester 2

Students taking only 40 credits of Physics must study the following modules:

PHYS2350Electromagnetism (Joint Honours)15 creditsSemester 1
PHYS2360Quantum Mechanics (Joint Honours)15 creditsSemester 2

Students taking 60 credits of Physics must study the following modules. This is normally required if you intend to take Physics as your major subject in years 3 and 4:

PHYS2300Physics 3- Fields and Energy25 creditsSemester 1
PHYS2310Physics 4- Quantum and Nuclear Physics25 creditsSemester 2

If Mathematics is not chosen as the second subject alongside Physics, then the following modules must be taken:

PHYS2370Maths 3- Matrices and Operators10 creditsSemester 1
PHYS2380Maths 4- Transforms and Partial Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

All students can study up to 20 credits of discovery modules. You may use some of these credits in the two main subjects from the previous option blocks.

If you are thinking of taking discovery modules at level 1, note that 100 credits at level 2 must be passed to progress to year 3 of the honours programme.

Students taking Mathematics may use Discovery credits to take MATH2800 Maths into Schools; in order to enrol, you must contact the School of Mathematics by a specific deadline (check the Module Catalogue for more information). If you take MATH2800 in year 2, you may not take CHEM3666 (Chemistry into Schools) or PHYS3605 (Physics in Schools) in year 3.

Students taking Chemistry may use their Discovery credits to take one of:
CHEM2200 Science and Society: The Critical Interface 10 credits Semester 2
CHEM2600 Chemistry: Idea to Market 10 credits Semester 1





Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Optional modules:

Students may choose to have a major/minor balance of 80/40 credits between their two main subjects in year 3, or retain an equal balance of 60 credits between two subjects (or any credit combination between these extremes).

All students must study 20 credits of independent scholarship. This can be achieved by taking one of the following research modules:
BIOC3160, BLGY3021, BLGY3340, CHEM3650, FOOD3050, FOOD3140, MATH3001, PHYS3160.
Or, for Environmental Science: SOEE3710 plus one of SOEE3291 or SOEE3690.

Students may only take a maximum of one of the following skills modules: CHEM3437, CHEM3611, CHEM3621, CHEM3666, FOOD3060, FOOD3140, MATH2800, PHYS3605, PHYS3181.

No more than 20 credits of level 2 modules may be taken overall in year 3. However, If only 40 credits are chosen in one subject, a minimum of 30 credits of these modules should be at level 3.

Exceptionally, students will be permitted to register for at most 125 credits given the credit weightings of some modules.

Students must pass at least 100 credits at level 3 to achieve the honours degree.

BIOCHEMISTRY

Students are required to take one of the following modules:

BIOC3111Advanced Topics in Biochemistry I20 creditsSemester 1
BIOL3112Advanced Topics for Biological Sciences 120 creditsSemester 1

Please note that these modules are examined in the summer (May/June) exam session.

Plus 20-40 credits from the following options:

Choose up to 20 credits from the following:

BIOC3221Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 220 creditsSemester 2
BIOL3210Advanced Topics for Biological Sciences 220 creditsSemester 2

Choose up to 20 credits from the following:

BIOC3231Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 320 creditsSemester 2
BIOL3211Advanced Topics for Biological Sciences 320 creditsSemester 2

Students wishing to take 60 or 80 credits of biochemistry must include one of the following research project modules:

BIOC3160Laboratory/Literature/Computing Research Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
BIOL3399Extended Research Project Preparation20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students studying 60 credits of biochemistry may take one of the above research modules if not taking a project module in their other subject.

BIOLOGY

Candidates will be required to study at least 40 credits from the following optional modules:

BLGY3105Applied Animal Science10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY3110Applied Genetics20 creditsSemester 1
BLGY3122Social Insect Biology10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY3133Advanced Topics in Ecology20 creditsSemester 1
BLGY3135Advanced Topics in Behaviour: from sex to death20 creditsSemester 1
BLGY3152Advanced Topics in Human Genetics20 creditsSemester 1
BLGY3173Plant Growth, Resources and Food Security20 creditsSemester 1
BLGY3205Applied Plant Science10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY3245Advanced Topics in Evolution20 creditsSemester 2
BLGY3246Evolution and Population Genetics10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY3247Advanced Topics in Conservation Science20 creditsSemester 2
BLGY3251Animal Developmental Biology10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY3252Plant Developmental Biology10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY3273Animal Nutrition Science20 creditsSemester 2
BLGY3291Comparative Genomics10 creditsSemester 2

Students studying 60 to 80 credits of biology must include one of the following research project modules:

BLGY3021Research Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
BLGY3345Biology Integrated Research Projects40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students studying 60 credits of biology may take one of the above research modules if not taking a project module in their other subject.

CHEMISTRY

Candidates will be required to study 40-80 credits of chemistry modules, including at most 20 credits of level 2 modules overall in the year.

This must include a minimum of 30 credits of theory modules, with a minimum of 20 credits of theory at level 3:

CHEM2141Introduction to Organic Synthesis10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM2152Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM2215Introduction to Drug Design10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM2241Organic Structure and Mechanism10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM2252Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM2270Organometallic and f-block Chemistry10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM3122Advanced Organometallics and Catalysis10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM3131Chemical Bonding and Reactivity10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM3145The Medicinal Chemistry of Drug Development10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM3180Organic Synthesis10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM3185Atmospheric Chemistry10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM3190Chromatography and Analytical Separation10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM3211Properties and Applications of Materials10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM3222Chemistry at the Molecular Level10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM3231Reactivity in Organic Chemistry - Principles and Applications10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM3246Soft Matter: Self-Assembling and Polymeric Materials10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM3261Fundamental Supramolecular Chemistry10 creditsSemester 2

Students taking 50 or more credits of chemistry may also take the following skills module:

CHEM3212Big Data, Big Science10 creditsSemester 2

Students taking their independent scholarship credits in chemistry must take:

CHEM3650Laboratory-based Project Work 2M20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students taking at least 50 credits of chemistry may also take one of the following modules:

CHEM3437Literature-based Project Work10 creditsSemester 2
CHEM3611Chemistry: Making an Impact10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM3621Ethical Issues in Chemistry10 creditsSemester 1
CHEM3666Chemistry into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

CHEM3666 may not be taken if you are taking CHEM3650.

MATHEMATICS

Students will be required to study 40-80 credits from the following optional modules. No more than 20 credits of level 2 modules may be taken in year 3 overall.

COMP3940 and COMP3910 count towards the credit requirements for mathematics modules.

COMP3910Combinatorial Optimisation10 creditsSemester 2
COMP3940Graph Algorithms and Complexity Theory10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2041Logic10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2042Logic with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2051Geometry of Curves and Surfaces10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2230Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2231Discrete Mathematics with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2375Linear Differential Equations and Transforms15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2601Numerical Analysis with Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH2620Fluid Dynamics 110 creditsSemester 2
MATH2650Calculus of Variations10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2715Statistical Methods10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2735Statistical Modelling10 creditsSemester 1
MATH2750Introduction to Markov Processes10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2775Survival Analysis10 creditsSemester 2
MATH2800Mathematics into Schools10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MATH2920Computational Mathematics10 creditsSemester 1
MATH3001Project in Mathematics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MATH3015History of Mathematics15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3017Calculus in the Complex Plane15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3021Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics20 creditsSemester 2
MATH3033Graph Theory15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3104Proof and Computation15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3113Differential Geometry15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3120Models and Sets15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3143Combinatorics15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3153Coding Theory15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3232Transformation Geometry15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3355Hamiltonian Systems15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3365Mathematical Methods15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3374Linear and Non-Linear Waves15 creditsNot running in 201920
MATH3375Hydrodynamic Stability15 creditsNot running in 201920
MATH3385Quantum Mechanics15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3396Dynamical Systems15 creditsNot running in 201920
MATH3397Nonlinear Dynamics15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3414Analytic Solutions of Partial Differential Equations15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3424Introduction to Entropy in the Physical World15 creditsNot running in 201920
MATH3458Geophysical Fluid Dynamics15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3459Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3474Numerical Methods10 creditsSemester 1
MATH3475Modern Numerical Methods15 creditsNot running in 201920
MATH3491Discrete Systems and Integrability15 creditsNot running in 201920
MATH3532Relativity and Cosmology15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3565Mathematical Biology15 creditsSemester 1
MATH3567Evolutionary Modelling15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3620Fluid Dynamics 215 creditsSemester 1

Please note some level 3 modules are only offered in alternate years.

In order to enrol on MATH2800 Mathematics into Schools, you must contact the School of Mathematics by a specific deadline (supplied by the School of Mathematics).

Students wishing to take advanced statistics modules must take either MATH2715 or MATH2735 in semester 1. The following semester 2 statistics modules will then be available in semester 2:

MATH3723Statistical Theory15 creditsSemester 2
MATH3823Generalised Linear Models10 creditsSemester 2

PHYSICS

Candidates will be required to study at least 40 credits from the following optional modules:

PHYS3011Cosmology15 creditsSemester 2
PHYS3116Photonics15 creditsSemester 2
PHYS3181Group Industrial Project15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PHYS3190Molecular Simulation: Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 2
PHYS3281Star and Planet Formation15 creditsSemester 1
PHYS3382Advanced Quantum Mechanics15 creditsSemester 1
PHYS3390Quantum Photonics15 creditsSemester 2
PHYS3394Quantum Matter15 creditsSemester 1
PHYS3422Magnetism in Condensed Matter15 creditsSemester 2
PHYS3441Statistical Mechanics15 creditsSemester 1
PHYS3511Advanced Mechanics15 creditsSemester 1
PHYS3522Bionanophysics 115 creditsSemester 1
PHYS3543Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics15 creditsSemester 2
PHYS3605Physics in Schools15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

PHYS3605 Physics in Schools (15 credits) is available in consultation with Physics and subject to satisfactory DBS disclosure. This module is not available to students taking less than 50 credits of physics or to students taking CHEM3666, PHYS3181, or who have taken MATH2800.

PHYS3181 Group Industrial Project (15 credits) is available by application only. Please speak to the Module Leader if you wish to enrol for this module as places are very limited. This module is not available to students taking less than 50 credits of physics or to students taking PHYS3605.

PHYS3394 and PHYS3422 are only available to students who took PHYS2310 as essential condensed matter concepts for these modules are not covered in the shorter PHYS2360 variant.

Students taking their independent scholarship credits in physics must take:

PHYS3160Joint Honours (Science): Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Students are required to study 40-80 credits from the following modules. No more than 20 credits of Level 2 modules may be taken in year 3.

SOEE2010Chemistry of the Earth10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2092Meteorology10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2110Introductory Oceanography10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2145Palaeoecology, Palaeobiology and Evolution10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2170Water Quality10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2481Atmospheric Pollution from Local to Global Scales10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE2631Introduction to Geophysics10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE2690Managing Biodiversity10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3110Earth System Science: Biogeochemical Cycles10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3190Earth Observations from Space10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3291Atmospheric Science Field Skills10 credits1 Sept to 31 Jan
SOEE3410Atmosphere and Ocean Climate Change Processes10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3431Atmospheric Pollution: Causes, Impact and Regulation10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3515Ice in the Earth System10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3610Oceanography in the Earth System10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3630Strategic Energy Issues10 creditsSemester 2
SOEE3690Advanced Fieldwork: Principles of Environmental Ecology10 creditsNot running in 201920
SOEE3700Practical Weather Forecasting10 creditsSemester 1
SOEE3710Frontiers in Environmental Research10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
SOEE3760Terrestrial Biosphere in the Earth System10 creditsSemester 2

Students opting to study SOEE3190 or SOEE3515 must have A-Level Mathematics or A-Level Physics, or equivalent.

Students choosing SOEE3410, SOEE3431 or SOEE 3700 will not be allowed to study SOEE5685M at Level 5.
Students choosing SOEE3515 will not be allowed to study SOEE5515M at Level 5.
Students choosing SOEE3610 will not be allowed to study SOEE5617M at Level 5.
Students choosing SOEE3760 will not be allowed to study SOEE5970M at Level 5.
Students choosing SOEE3110 will not be allowed to study SOEE5232M at Level 5.

FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION

Students will be required to study 40-80 credits from the following modules:

FOOD3010Food Processing: from Farm to Shop10 creditsSemester 1
FOOD3011Innovation and Design Principles for Foods10 creditsNot running in 201920
FOOD3031Functionality and Interactions of Components in Food Products10 creditsSemester 2
FOOD3041How Ingredients Interact in Foods20 creditsSemester 2
FOOD3050Research Project: Investigation and Discovery40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FOOD3060Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FOOD3130Food Research: Recent Revelations and Disputes10 creditsSemester 2
FOOD3140Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
FOOD3330Functional Foods10 creditsSemester 2
FOOD3340Food and Cancer10 creditsSemester 1

Students may only choose FOOD3060 or FOOD3140, both cannot be taken.

FOOD3140 is compulsory for MNatSc students doing 60 credits or more in Food

FOOD3050 is available for BSc only

It is recommended that you choose one of the following module packages:

With Chemistry,
Physics or Maths:FOOD3041, FOOD3130, FOOD3011 (for 40 credits)
FOOD3140, FOOD3041, FOOD3130, FOOD3011 (for 60 credits)
FOOD3050, FOOD3041, FOOD3130, FOOD3010 FOOD3011 (for 80 credits)
With Biology
or Biochemistry: FOOD3041, FOOD3330, FOOD3340 (for 40 credits)
FOOD3140, FOOD3041, FOOD3330, FOOD3340 (for 60 credits)
FOOD3050, FOOD3041, FOOD3330, FOOD3340 (for 80 credits)

For students taking more than 60 credits in Food the following option is also available:
FOOD3371 Food Product Development Team Project 30 credits Semester 1& 2


Students may not take both FOOD3050 and FOOD3371.

Last updated: 31/05/2019

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