# 2020/21 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:**

ALL PATHWAYS

Students who have not studied A-level maths must take the following module, which is graded as pass/fail:

NATS1380 | Introductory Mathematics for Natural Scientists | 5 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 |

BIOCHEMISTRY

Students taking biochemistry must take the following modules:

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

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 |

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:

BLGY1104 | Research and Study Skills Level 1 - Joint Honours | 5 credits | Semester 1 |

CHEMISTRY

Students taking chemistry must take the following modules:

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

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

Students will need to choose one of the following modules:

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

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

Students taking physics as one of their other disciplines should take CHEM1203 to avoid overlap in module content with thermodynamics taught in PHYS1280.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Students taking environmental science 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 | |

SOEE1561 | Earth | 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

Students taking food science and nutrition must take the following compulsory modules:

FOOD1040 | Key Industrial Processing Operations for Food | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

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

MATHEMATICS

Students taking maths must take the following compulsory modules:

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 block 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.

CHEM1301 | Chemistry: The Interdisciplinary Science | 10 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

PHYS1020 | Stars and Galaxies | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

PHYS1040 | Planets and the Search for Life | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

PHYS1311 | Introduction to Nanotechnology | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

PHYSICS

Students taking physics must take the following compulsory modules:

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.

**Discovery modules:**

**Discovery modules:**

Please note that Discovery modules are only available for students choosing both Maths and Physics.

**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

All students will take the following compulsory module:

NATS2300 | Interdisciplinary Skills for Natural Scientists | 10 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 |

The following module is compulsory for students studying environmental science, maths or physics as one of their two core disciplines. This is also an optional module for all other students on the programme:

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

BIOCHEMISTRY

Students taking biochemistry 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 | |

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

BLGY2142 | Animal Nutrition and Metabolism | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

BLGY2144 | Population and Community Ecology | 20 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

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 | |

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

BLGY2294 | Animal Physiology | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

BLGY2296 | Human Genetics | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

Please note that BLGY2192 is a corequisite for BLGY2144 and BLGY2222.

Students taking more than 40 credits of Biology may also take the following module:

BLGY2330 | Terrestrial Ecology and Behaviour Field Course | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

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.

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

- BLGY2163, BLGY2296, BLGY2223, BLGY2293

- BLGY2144, BLGY2222, BLGY2223

CHEMISTRY

Students taking chemistry are required to study the following compulsory modules:

CHEM2191 | Structure and Spectroscopy | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

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

CHEM1405 is a prerequisite for CHEM2420.

Students should choose at least one module from:

CHEM2121 | Organic Chemistry: Conformation, Configuration & Reactivity | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM2131 | Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM2221 | Organic Chemistry: Introduction to Pericyclic, Heterocyclic and Bioorganic Chemistry | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM2231 | Quantum Mechanics and Bonding | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

Plus 0-40 credits from the choice below:

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

CHEM2211 | Organometallic Compounds and their Applications | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM2215 | Introduction to Drug Design | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM2291 | Analytical and Applied Chemistry | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Students taking environmental science are required to study the following compulsory module:

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

Plus 30-50 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 | |

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

SOEE2205 | Contaminated Environments | 20 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE2210 | Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

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

SOEE2530 | Atmospheric Physics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

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

SOEE2650 | GIS for Geoscientists | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE2690 | Managing Biodiversity | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

Students taking more than 60 credits of environmental science may choose the following optional module:

SOEE2680 | Environmental Policy and Governance | 10 credits | Semester 1 |

Students wishing to study SOEE2210 or SOEE2092 are required to have a mathematical background equivalent to A-level Pure Mathematics or Further Mathematics. Students wishing to study SOEE2205 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.

FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION

Students taking food science and nutrition will study the following module:

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

Students must choose 20 to 50 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 taking mathematics 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 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 |

PHYSICS

Students taking physics are required to study the following compulsory module:

PHYS2003 | Experimental Physics (For NatSci & Joint Honours) | 10 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 |

Students must study one of the following semester 1 modules:

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

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

Students must study one of the following semester 2 modules:

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

PHYS2360 | Quantum Mechanics (Joint Honours) | 15 credits | Semester 2 |

Note that PHYS2350 and PHYS2360 are shortened versions of PHYS2300 and PHYS2310 respectively.

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

Students may wish to consider discovery modules offered in History and Philosophy of Science:

- HPSC2150 History of Science in 10 Objects, 20 credits, Semester 1 - suitable for any pathway combinations

- HPSC2400 History of Psychiatry and Mental Illness, 20 credits, Semester 1 - most suitable for students taking biology/biochemistry

- PHIL2611 How Biology Works, 10 credits, Semester 2 [Pre-requisites: A-Level Biology or equivalent] - most suitable for students taking biology/biochemistry/food and nutrition/climate.

**Discovery modules:**

**Year3** - View timetable

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

**Compulsory modules:**

**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 (project). This can be achieved by taking one of the following research modules:

BIOC3160, BLGY3021, BLGY3345, CHEM3650, SOEE3790, FOOD3050, FOOD3140, MATH3001, PHYS3160.

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

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, including their independent scholarship (project) module, to achieve the honours degree.

BIOCHEMISTRY

Students taking biochemistry are required to study a minimum of 40 credits from the following three blocks of mutually exclusive pairs of modules:

A maximum of 20 credits from:

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

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

A maximum of 20 credits from:

BIOC3221 | Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 2 | 20 credits | Semester 1 | |

BIOL3210 | Advanced Topics for Biological Sciences 2 | 20 credits | Semester 1 |

A maximum of 20 credits from:

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 | |

BIOL3397 | Biotechnology Research Project | 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

Students taking biology will be required to study at least 40 credits from the following optional modules:

BLGY3105 | Applied Animal Science | 10 credits | Semesters 1 & 2 | |

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 |

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

Students taking chemistry 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:

CHEM2121 | Organic Chemistry: Conformation, Configuration & Reactivity | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM2131 | Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM2211 | Organometallic Compounds and their Applications | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM2215 | Introduction to Drug Design | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

CHEM2221 | Organic Chemistry: Introduction to Pericyclic, Heterocyclic and Bioorganic Chemistry | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM2231 | Quantum Mechanics and Bonding | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

CHEM3122 | Advanced Organometallics and Catalysis | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

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 | |

CHEM3211 | Properties and Applications of Materials | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

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

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

CHEM3262 | Supramolecular and Macromolecular Chemistry | 10 credits | Semester 2 |

Students cannot take both PHYS3441 and CHEM3222.

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, 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.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Students taking environmental science 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 | |

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

SOEE2205 | Contaminated Environments | 20 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE2210 | Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

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

SOEE2530 | Atmospheric Physics | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

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

SOEE2650 | GIS for Geoscientists | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE2690 | Managing Biodiversity | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

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

SOEE3151 | Dynamics of Weather Systems | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

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

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 | |

SOEE3700 | Practical Weather Forecasting | 10 credits | Semester 2 | |

SOEE3790 | Advanced Environmental Science Field and Research Skills | 20 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 SOEE3110 will not be allowed to study SOEE5232M at Level 5.

FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION

Students taking food science and nutrition 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 | Semester 1 | |

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 | |

FOOD3132 | Food Science and Nutrition Research: Recent Revelations and Disputes | 10 credits | Semesters 1 & 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 for BSc only.

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

- With Chemistry, Physics or Maths:

FOOD3041, FOOD3132, FOOD3011 (for 40 credits)

FOOD3140, FOOD3041, FOOD3132, FOOD3011 (for 60 credits)

FOOD3050, FOOD3041, FOOD3132, 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.

MATHEMATICS

Students taking mathematics 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 | |

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 | |

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 | |

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 | |

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

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

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

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

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

MATH3143 | Combinatorics | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3355 | Hamiltonian Systems | 15 credits | Not running in 202021 | |

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

MATH3374 | Linear and Non-Linear Waves | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3375 | Hydrodynamic Stability | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3385 | Quantum Mechanics | 15 credits | Not running in 202021 | |

MATH3397 | Nonlinear Dynamics | 15 credits | Not running in 202021 | |

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

MATH3424 | Introduction to Entropy in the Physical World | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

MATH3459 | Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics | 15 credits | Not running in 202021 | |

MATH3475 | Modern Numerical Methods | 15 credits | Not running in 202021 | |

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

MATH3567 | Evolutionary Modelling | 15 credits | Not running in 202021 | |

MATH3620 | Fluid Dynamics 2 | 15 credits | Semester 1 |

Please note some level 3 maths 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 MATH2715 in semester 1. The following semester 2 statistics modules will then be available in semester 2:

MATH3723 | Statistical Theory | 15 credits | Semester 1 | |

MATH3823 | Generalised Linear Models | 10 credits | 1 Jan to 31 May |

The following modules have a high mathematical content and may be taken in 2020-21 to count towards your credits in maths:

PHYS3011 | Cosmology | 15 credits | Semester 2 | |

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

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

SOEE3151 | Dynamics of Weather Systems | 10 credits | Semester 1 | |

SOEE3250 | Inverse Theory | 10 credits | Semester 1 |

PHYS3011 is a near equivalent to MATH3532 Relativity and Cosmology.

PHYS3511 is near equivalent to MATH3355 Hamiltonian Systems.

SOEE3250 has links to applied mathematics and statistics.

SOEE3151 is suitable for students with an interest or background in meteorology.

PHYSICS

Students taking physics 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 | |

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 2 | |

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 |

Students cannot take both PHYS3441 and CHEM3222.

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, or who have taken MATH2800.

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 |

**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.

Students may use their Discovery module credits to take:

NATS2100 Introduction to Scientific Programming, 10 credits, Semester 1

Students may wish to consider discovery modules offered in History and Philosophy of Science:

HPSC3200 Science Communication: History & Theory, 20 credits, Semester 1 - suitable for any pathway combinations

HPSC3315 History of the Body, 20 credits, Semester 2 - most suitable for students taking biology/biochemistry/food and nutrition.

HPSC3450 Mind, Brain & Society, 20 credits, Semester 2 - most suitable for students taking biology/biochemistry

PHIL3851 Introduction to Philosophy of Modern Physics, 10 credits, Semester 1 [Pre-requisites: EITHER: 20 credits of level 2 Physics (or equivalent) OR: A level Physics (or equivalent) together with 20 credits in level 2 HPS OR level 2 Logic & Language OR Theoretical Core Philosophy modules. Students who don't have A-level physics (or equivalent) may be allowed to enrol after discussion with the module leader.] - most suitable for students taking physics/mathematics.

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. Students may use their Discovery Module credits to take one of the following modules.

NATS2100 Introduction to Scientific Programming (10 credits, Semester 1)

PHYS3181 Group Industrial Project (15 credits, Semester 1 & 2) - for students who are not taking Physics as one of their two main subjects.

PHYS3181 is available by application only. Please speak to the Module Leader if you wish to enrol for this module as places are very limited. Some of these group projects are multidisciplinary in nature making them appropriate for students with disciplinary expertise outside of physics as part of these teams. This strongly aligns with the multidisciplinary ethos of the Natural Sciences course. (Students taking Physics as one of their two subjects must take PHYS3181 as part of their Physics credits).

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