# 2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

## BSc Natural Sciences

Programme code: | BS-NAT/SC | UCAS code: | BCF1 |
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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:

BIOL1305 | Integrated Skills in Biosciences 1 | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

BMSC1212 | Introduction to Pharmacology | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

Students taking Biochemistry without Biology must also take:

BIOL1112 | The Molecules of Life | 10 credits | Semester 1 |

BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

Students taking Biology with Biochemistry must take the following modules:

BLGY1124 | The Diversity of Life | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

BLGY1211 | Applied Biology and Agriculture | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY1232 | Introduction to Genetics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

FOBS1135 | The Basis of Life | 20 credits | Semester 1 |

BIOLOGY

Students taking Biology without Biochemistry must take the following modules:

BLGY1115 | Introduction to Cell Biology: from Molecules to Cells and Tissues | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

BLGY1124 | The Diversity of Life | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

BLGY1232 | Introduction to Genetics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY1234 | Practical Genetics | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

All students taking Biology must take the following additional module:

BLGY1005 | Tutorials (Joint Honours) | 5 credits | Semester 1 |

CHEMISTRY

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

CHEM1101 | Chemistry 1: Bonding and Behaviour | 20 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM1405 | Practical Chemistry for Natural Scientists | 5 credits | Semester 1 |

Students should select one of the following optional Chemistry modules:

CHEM1202 | Chemistry 2A: Energy and Structure | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM1203 | Chemistry 2B: structure and transformation | 15 credits | Semester 2 |

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

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

SOEE1034 | Natural Hazards | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE1181 | Ecology | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE1281 | Atmosphere | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE1401 | Weather | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE1434 | Water | 10 credits | Semester 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

FOOD1040 | Key Industrial Processing Operations for Food | 20 credits | Semester 2 | |

FOOD1150 | Principles of Human Physiology and Nutrition | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 |

MATHEMATICS

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

MATH1050 | Calculus and Mathematical Analysis | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH1055 | Numbers and Vectors | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH1060 | Introductory Linear Algebra | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH1400 | Modelling with Differential Equations | 10 credits | Semester 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.

PHYS1290 | Maths 1- Scalars and Vectors | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

PHYS1300 | Maths 2- Multivariable Calculus | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

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

CHEM1211 | Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry | 10 credits | Not running in 201920 | |

CHEM1240 | Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry | 10 credits | Not running in 201920 | |

CHEM1260 | Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry | 10 credits | Not running in 201920 |

PHYSICS

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

PHYS1261 | Laboratory 1a (Joint Honours) | 5 credits | Semester 2 | |

PHYS1270 | Quantum Mechanics and Electricity (Joint Honours) | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

PHYS1280 | Vibrations and Thermal Physics (Joint Honours) | 20 credits | Semester 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:

BIOL1305 | Integrated Skills in Biosciences 1 | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

BMSC1212 | Introduction to Pharmacology | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

Students taking Biochemistry without Biology must also take:

BIOL1112 | The Molecules of Life | 10 credits | Semester 1 |

BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

Students taking Biology with Biochemistry must take the following modules:

BLGY1124 | The Diversity of Life | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

BLGY1211 | Applied Biology and Agriculture | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY1232 | Introduction to Genetics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

FOBS1135 | The Basis of Life | 20 credits | Semester 1 |

BIOLOGY

Students taking Biology without Biochemistry must take the following modules:

BLGY1115 | Introduction to Cell Biology: from Molecules to Cells and Tissues | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

BLGY1124 | The Diversity of Life | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

BLGY1232 | Introduction to Genetics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY1234 | Practical Genetics | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

All students taking Biology must take the following additional module:

BLGY1005 | Tutorials (Joint Honours) | 5 credits | Semester 1 |

CHEMISTRY

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

CHEM1101 | Chemistry 1: Bonding and Behaviour | 20 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM1405 | Practical Chemistry for Natural Scientists | 5 credits | Semester 1 |

Students should select one of the following optional Chemistry modules:

CHEM1202 | Chemistry 2A: Energy and Structure | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM1203 | Chemistry 2B: structure and transformation | 15 credits | Semester 2 |

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

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

SOEE1034 | Natural Hazards | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE1181 | Ecology | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE1281 | Atmosphere | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE1401 | Weather | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE1434 | Water | 10 credits | Semester 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

FOOD1040 | Key Industrial Processing Operations for Food | 20 credits | Semester 2 | |

FOOD1150 | Principles of Human Physiology and Nutrition | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 |

MATHEMATICS

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

MATH1050 | Calculus and Mathematical Analysis | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH1055 | Numbers and Vectors | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH1060 | Introductory Linear Algebra | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH1400 | Modelling with Differential Equations | 10 credits | Semester 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.

PHYS1290 | Maths 1- Scalars and Vectors | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

PHYS1300 | Maths 2- Multivariable Calculus | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

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

CHEM1211 | Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry | 10 credits | Not running in 201920 | |

CHEM1240 | Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry | 10 credits | Not running in 201920 | |

CHEM1260 | Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry | 10 credits | Not running in 201920 |

PHYSICS

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

PHYS1261 | Laboratory 1a (Joint Honours) | 5 credits | Semester 2 | |

PHYS1270 | Quantum Mechanics and Electricity (Joint Honours) | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

PHYS1280 | Vibrations and Thermal Physics (Joint Honours) | 20 credits | Semester 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:

NATS2100 | Introduction to Scientific Programming | 10 credits | Semester 1 |

BIOCHEMISTRY

Students will study the following modules:

BIOL2210 | Biological Membranes and Cell Signalling | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BIOL2305 | Integrated Skills for Biosciences 2 | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 |

Students will study one of the following modules:

BIOL2111 | Genetic Engineering | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

BIOL2112 | Genes and Genomes | 20 credits | Semester 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:

BIOL2211 | Human Diseases | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MICR2120 | Cell Biology of Disease | 10 credits | Semester 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:

BLGY2137 | Parasitology | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

BMSC2210 | Chemotherapy | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BMSC2214 | Introduction to Toxicology | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MICR2121 | Molecular Virology | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MICR2220 | Medical Bacteriology | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MICR2221 | Medical Immunology | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MICR2222 | Medical Virology | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

BIOLOGY

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

BLGY2142 | Animal Nutrition and Metabolism | 20 credits | Semester 1 | |

BLGY2144 | Population and Community Ecology | 20 credits | Semester 1 | |

BLGY2163 | How Plants Work | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

BLGY2175 | Human Populations | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

BLGY2192 | Experimental Design and Analysis | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

BLGY2201 | Introduction to Bioinformatics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY2222 | Animal Behaviour | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY2223 | Organismal Evolution | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY2225 | Sustainable Food Production | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY2253 | Animals as Pests | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY2262 | Animal Developmental Biology | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY2293 | Animal Physiology: from Ants to Whales | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY2296 | Human Genetics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY2330 | Terrestrial Ecology and Behaviour Field Course | 10 credits | Semester 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:

CHEM2190 | Structure and Spectroscopy | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM2420 | Laboratory Work 2b | 10 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 |

Students should choose at least one module from:

CHEM2141 | Introduction to Organic Synthesis | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM2152 | Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM2241 | Organic Structure and Mechanism | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM2252 | Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

Plus 0-40 credits from the choice below:

CHEM2111 | Structure and Synthesis of Materials | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM2215 | Introduction to Drug Design | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM2270 | Organometallic and f-block Chemistry | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM2290 | Equilibrium and Analysis: from Ions to Proteins | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Students are required to study the following compulsory module:

SOEE2160 | Climate Change: Science and Impacts | 10 credits | Semester 1 |

Plus 30-70 credits from the modules below:

SOEE2010 | Chemistry of the Earth | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE2092 | Meteorology | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE2110 | Introductory Oceanography | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE2145 | Palaeoecology, Palaeobiology and Evolution | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE2170 | Water Quality | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE2481 | Atmospheric Pollution from Local to Global Scales | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE2631 | Introduction to Geophysics | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE2690 | Managing Biodiversity | 10 credits | Semester 1 |

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

SOEE2165 | Climate Change: Society and Human Dimensions | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE2355 | Energy Transitions: Technologies, Markets and Policy | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE2460 | Contaminated Land Studies: Integrating Business Skills and Science in Consultancy | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE2680 | Environmental Policy and Governance | 10 credits | Semester 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:

FOOD2135 | Microbiological and Chemical Food Safety | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 |

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

FOOD2046 | Food Processing: From Farm to Shop | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

FOOD2100 | Food Colloids: Formulation of Creamy, Fatty and Bubbly Foods | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

FOOD2140 | Food Analysis | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

FOOD2150 | Food and the Allergic Reaction | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

FOOD2160 | Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

FOOD2165 | Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

FOOD2192 | Introduction to Food Product Development | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

FOOD2196 | Food Quality Assurance | 10 credits | Semester 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:

FOOD2031 | Molecules Controlling Sensory and Nutritional Properties | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

FOOD2215 | Principles of Research: Diet in Populations | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

FOOD2260 | Physiology II - Integration Between Physiology and Nutrition | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

MATHEMATICS

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules:

MATH2080 | Further Linear Algebra | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH2365 | Vector Calculus | 15 credits | Semester 1 |

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

MATH2375 | Linear Differential Equations and Transforms | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2700 | Probability and Statistics for Scientists | 15 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 |

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

MATH2017 | Real Analysis | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2041 | Logic | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2042 | Logic with Computation | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2051 | Geometry of Curves and Surfaces | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH2230 | Discrete Mathematics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2231 | Discrete Mathematics with Computation | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2391 | Nonlinear Differential Equations | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2600 | Numerical Analysis | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2601 | Numerical Analysis with Computation | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2620 | Fluid Dynamics 1 | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2640 | Introduction to Optimisation | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH2650 | Calculus of Variations | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

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

MATH2920 | Computational Mathematics | 10 credits | Semester 1 |

PHYSICS

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

PHYS2060 | Physics Laboratory 3- Experimental Physics (A) | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

PHYS2110 | Physics Laboratory 4- Experimental Physics (B) | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

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

PHYS2350 | Electromagnetism (Joint Honours) | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

PHYS2360 | Quantum Mechanics (Joint Honours) | 15 credits | Semester 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:

PHYS2300 | Physics 3- Fields and Energy | 25 credits | Semester 1 | |

PHYS2310 | Physics 4- Quantum and Nuclear Physics | 25 credits | Semester 2 |

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

PHYS2370 | Maths 3- Matrices and Operators | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

PHYS2380 | Maths 4- Transforms and Partial Differential Equations | 10 credits | Semester 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:

BIOC3111 | Advanced Topics in Biochemistry I | 20 credits | Semester 1 | |

BIOL3112 | Advanced Topics for Biological Sciences 1 | 20 credits | Semester 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:

BIOC3221 | Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 2 | 20 credits | Semester 2 | |

BIOL3210 | Advanced Topics for Biological Sciences 2 | 20 credits | Semester 2 |

Choose up to 20 credits from the following:

BIOC3231 | Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 3 | 20 credits | Semester 2 | |

BIOL3211 | Advanced Topics for Biological Sciences 3 | 20 credits | Semester 2 |

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

BIOC3160 | Laboratory/Literature/Computing Research Project | 40 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

BIOL3399 | Extended Research Project Preparation | 20 credits | Semesters 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:

BLGY3105 | Applied Animal Science | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

BLGY3110 | Applied Genetics | 20 credits | Semester 1 | |

BLGY3122 | Social Insect Biology | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

BLGY3133 | Advanced Topics in Ecology | 20 credits | Semester 1 | |

BLGY3135 | Advanced Topics in Behaviour: from sex to death | 20 credits | Semester 1 | |

BLGY3152 | Advanced Topics in Human Genetics | 20 credits | Semester 1 | |

BLGY3173 | Plant Growth, Resources and Food Security | 20 credits | Semester 1 | |

BLGY3205 | Applied Plant Science | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY3245 | Advanced Topics in Evolution | 20 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY3246 | Evolution and Population Genetics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY3247 | Advanced Topics in Conservation Science | 20 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY3251 | Animal Developmental Biology | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY3252 | Plant Developmental Biology | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY3273 | Animal Nutrition Science | 20 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY3291 | Comparative Genomics | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

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

BLGY3021 | Research Project | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

BLGY3345 | Biology Integrated Research Projects | 40 credits | Semesters 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:

CHEM2141 | Introduction to Organic Synthesis | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM2152 | Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM2215 | Introduction to Drug Design | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM2241 | Organic Structure and Mechanism | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM2252 | Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM2270 | Organometallic and f-block Chemistry | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM3122 | Advanced Organometallics and Catalysis | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM3131 | Chemical Bonding and Reactivity | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM3145 | The Medicinal Chemistry of Drug Development | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM3180 | Organic Synthesis | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM3185 | Atmospheric Chemistry | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM3190 | Chromatography and Analytical Separation | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM3211 | Properties and Applications of Materials | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM3222 | Chemistry at the Molecular Level | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM3231 | Reactivity in Organic Chemistry - Principles and Applications | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM3246 | Soft Matter: Self-Assembling and Polymeric Materials | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM3261 | Fundamental Supramolecular Chemistry | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

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

CHEM3212 | Big Data, Big Science | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

Students taking their independent scholarship credits in chemistry must take:

CHEM3650 | Laboratory-based Project Work 2M | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 |

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

CHEM3437 | Literature-based Project Work | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM3611 | Chemistry: Making an Impact | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM3621 | Ethical Issues in Chemistry | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM3666 | Chemistry into Schools | 20 credits | Semesters 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.

COMP3910 | Combinatorial Optimisation | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

COMP3940 | Graph Algorithms and Complexity Theory | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH2041 | Logic | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2042 | Logic with Computation | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2051 | Geometry of Curves and Surfaces | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH2230 | Discrete Mathematics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2231 | Discrete Mathematics with Computation | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2375 | Linear Differential Equations and Transforms | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2391 | Nonlinear Differential Equations | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2600 | Numerical Analysis | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2601 | Numerical Analysis with Computation | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2620 | Fluid Dynamics 1 | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2650 | Calculus of Variations | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2715 | Statistical Methods | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH2735 | Statistical Modelling | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH2750 | Introduction to Markov Processes | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2775 | Survival Analysis | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH2800 | Mathematics into Schools | 10 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

MATH2920 | Computational Mathematics | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3001 | Project in Mathematics | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

MATH3015 | History of Mathematics | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3017 | Calculus in the Complex Plane | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3021 | Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics | 20 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3033 | Graph Theory | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3104 | Proof and Computation | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3113 | Differential Geometry | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3120 | Models and Sets | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3143 | Combinatorics | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3153 | Coding Theory | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3232 | Transformation Geometry | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3355 | Hamiltonian Systems | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3365 | Mathematical Methods | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3374 | Linear and Non-Linear Waves | 15 credits | Not running in 201920 | |

MATH3375 | Hydrodynamic Stability | 15 credits | Not running in 201920 | |

MATH3385 | Quantum Mechanics | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3396 | Dynamical Systems | 15 credits | Not running in 201920 | |

MATH3397 | Nonlinear Dynamics | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3414 | Analytic Solutions of Partial Differential Equations | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3424 | Introduction to Entropy in the Physical World | 15 credits | Not running in 201920 | |

MATH3458 | Geophysical Fluid Dynamics | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3459 | Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3474 | Numerical Methods | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3475 | Modern Numerical Methods | 15 credits | Not running in 201920 | |

MATH3491 | Discrete Systems and Integrability | 15 credits | Not running in 201920 | |

MATH3532 | Relativity and Cosmology | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3565 | Mathematical Biology | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3567 | Evolutionary Modelling | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3620 | Fluid Dynamics 2 | 15 credits | Semester 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:

MATH3723 | Statistical Theory | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3823 | Generalised Linear Models | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

PHYSICS

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

PHYS3011 | Cosmology | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

PHYS3116 | Photonics | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

PHYS3181 | Group Industrial Project | 15 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

PHYS3190 | Molecular Simulation: Theory and Practice | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

PHYS3281 | Star and Planet Formation | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

PHYS3382 | Advanced Quantum Mechanics | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

PHYS3390 | Quantum Photonics | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

PHYS3394 | Quantum Matter | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

PHYS3422 | Magnetism in Condensed Matter | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

PHYS3441 | Statistical Mechanics | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

PHYS3511 | Advanced Mechanics | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

PHYS3522 | Bionanophysics 1 | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

PHYS3543 | Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

PHYS3605 | Physics in Schools | 15 credits | Semesters 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:

PHYS3160 | Joint Honours (Science): Project | 20 credits | Semesters 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.

SOEE2010 | Chemistry of the Earth | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE2092 | Meteorology | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE2110 | Introductory Oceanography | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE2145 | Palaeoecology, Palaeobiology and Evolution | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE2170 | Water Quality | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE2481 | Atmospheric Pollution from Local to Global Scales | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE2631 | Introduction to Geophysics | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE2690 | Managing Biodiversity | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE3110 | Earth System Science: Biogeochemical Cycles | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE3190 | Earth Observations from Space | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE3291 | Atmospheric Science Field Skills | 10 credits | 1 Sept to 31 Jan | |

SOEE3410 | Atmosphere and Ocean Climate Change Processes | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE3431 | Atmospheric Pollution: Causes, Impact and Regulation | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE3515 | Ice in the Earth System | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE3610 | Oceanography in the Earth System | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE3630 | Strategic Energy Issues | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE3690 | Advanced Fieldwork: Principles of Environmental Ecology | 10 credits | Not running in 201920 | |

SOEE3700 | Practical Weather Forecasting | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE3710 | Frontiers in Environmental Research | 10 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

SOEE3760 | Terrestrial Biosphere in the Earth System | 10 credits | Semester 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:

FOOD3010 | Food Processing: from Farm to Shop | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

FOOD3011 | Innovation and Design Principles for Foods | 10 credits | Not running in 201920 | |

FOOD3031 | Functionality and Interactions of Components in Food Products | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

FOOD3041 | How Ingredients Interact in Foods | 20 credits | Semester 2 | |

FOOD3050 | Research Project: Investigation and Discovery | 40 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

FOOD3060 | Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature | 10 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

FOOD3130 | Food Research: Recent Revelations and Disputes | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

FOOD3140 | Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

FOOD3330 | Functional Foods | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

FOOD3340 | Food and Cancer | 10 credits | Semester 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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