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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

MNatSc, BSc Natural Sciences

Programme code:MNBS-NAT/SCUCAS code:BCF0
Duration:4 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Paul Beales Contact address:P.A.Beales@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 480

Entry requirements:

For entry requirements please visit Coursefinder

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:

NATS1380Introductory Mathematics for Natural Scientists5 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

BIOCHEMISTRY

Students taking biochemistry must take the following modules:

BIOL1305Integrated Skills in Biosciences 120 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
BMSC1212Introduction to Pharmacology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students taking biochemistry without biology must also take:

BIOL1112The Molecules of Life10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

BIOLOGY

Students taking biology will take the following modules:

BLGY1104Research and Study Skills Level 1 - Joint Honours5 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY1124The Diversity of Life10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY1237Introduction to Genetics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students taking biology with biochemistry must also take the following modules:

BLGY1211Applied Biology and Agriculture10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOBS1135The Basis of Life20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Students taking biology without biochemistry must also take the following modules:

BLGY1115Introduction to Cell Biology: from Molecules to Cells and Tissues10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY1234Practical Genetics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

CHEMISTRY

Students taking chemistry must take the following modules:

CHEM1101Chemistry 1: Bonding and Behaviour20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM1405Practical Chemistry for Natural Scientists5 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Students will need to choose one of the following modules:

CHEM1202Chemistry 2A: Energy and Structure15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM1203Chemistry 2B: structure and transformation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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:

SOEE1034Natural Hazards10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE1181Ecology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE1281Atmosphere10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE1401Weather10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE1434Water10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE1561Earth10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Students wishing to study SOEE2481 at Level 2 must choose SOE1281.

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:

FOOD1040Key Industrial Processing Operations for Food20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FOOD1150Principles of Human Physiology and Nutrition20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

MATHEMATICS

Students taking maths must take the following compulsory modules:

MATH1050Calculus and Mathematical Analysis10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH1055Numbers and Vectors10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH1060Introductory Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH1400Modelling with Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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:

PHYS1290Maths 1- Scalars and Vectors10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS1300Maths 2- Multivariable Calculus10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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

CHEM1301Chemistry: The Interdisciplinary Science10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PHYS1020Stars and Galaxies10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS1040Planets and the Search for Life10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS1311Introduction to Nanotechnology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

PHYSICS

Students taking physics must take the following compulsory modules:

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

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:

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:

NATS2300Interdisciplinary Skills for Natural Scientists10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

The following module is compulsory for students who did not study Mathematics as one of their three core disciplines in year 1:

NATS2380Mathematical Skills for Natural Scientists10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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:

NATS2100Introduction to Scientific Programming10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

BIOCHEMISTRY

Students taking biochemistry will study the following modules:

BIOL2210Biological Membranes and Cell Signalling10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BIOL2305Integrated Skills for Biosciences 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Students will study one of the following modules:

BIOL2111Genetic Engineering10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BIOL2112Genes and Genomes20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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 (Jan to Jun)
MICR2120Cell Biology of Disease10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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:

BLGY2205Parasitology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BMSC2210Chemotherapy10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MICR2121Molecular Virology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MICR2220Medical Bacteriology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MICR2221Medical Immunology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MICR2222Medical Virology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

BIOLOGY

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

BLGY2146Animal Physiology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY2155Population, Community and Conservation Ecology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY2163How Plants Work10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY2175Human Populations10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY2192Experimental Design and Analysis10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY2201Introduction to Bioinformatics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY2205Parasitology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY2222Animal Behaviour10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY2223Organismal Evolution10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY2225Sustainable Food Production10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY2262Animal Developmental Biology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY2296Human Genetics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Please note that BLGY2192 is a corequisite for BLGY2155 and BLGY2222.

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

BLGY2265Urban Ecology and Conservation Field Course20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students taking BLGY2265 Urban Ecology and Conservation Field Course are required to also take BLGY2155 Population, Community and Conservation Ecology and BLGY2192 Experimental Design and Analysis.

It is recommended that you choose one of the following module packages:
- BLGY2163, BLGY2296, BLGY2223, BLGY2146
- BLGY2155, BLGY2222, BLGY2223

CHEMISTRY

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

CHEM2191Structure and Spectroscopy10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM2420Laboratory Work 2b10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

CHEM1405 is a prerequisite for CHEM2420.

Students should choose at least one module from:

CHEM2121Organic Chemistry: Conformation, Configuration & Reactivity10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM2131Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM2221Organic Chemistry: Introduction to Pericyclic, Heterocyclic and Bioorganic Chemistry10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM2231Quantum Mechanics and Bonding10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Plus 0-40 credits from the choice below:

CHEM2111Structure and Synthesis of Materials10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM2211Organometallic Compounds and their Applications10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM2215Introduction to Drug Design10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM2291Analytical and Applied Chemistry10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Students must study a minimum of 40 credits of Environmental Science. However, students required to take NATS2380 may include this module as part of their Environmental Science credit requirements.

Students will study the following module:

SOEE2800Environmental Measurements20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Plus 10-40 credits from the choices below:

SOEE2092Meteorology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE2110Introductory Oceanography10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE2160Climate Change: Science and Impacts10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE2205Contaminated Environments20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE2210Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE2481Atmospheric Pollution from Local to Global Scales10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE2630Fundamentals of Geophysics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE2690Managing Biodiversity10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students may also take the following optional module:

SOEE2650GIS for Geoscientists10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students wishing to study SOEE2210 or SOEE2092 or SOEE2630 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 or equivalent.

Students wishing to study SOEE3431 or SOEE3700 at Level 3 or SOEE5685M at Level 5 must choose SOEE2481.
Students wishing to study SOEE3151 at Level 3 must choose both SOEE2092 and SOEE2110.
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 taking food science and nutrition will study the following module:

FOOD2135Microbiological and Chemical Food Safety20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Students must choose 20 to 50 credits from any of the following optional modules:

The modules are categorised as follows to help you with your choice but you can choose a mix from any category:
- Food Science and Nutrition focused: FOOD2032, FOOD2140.
- Food Science focused: FOOD2046, FOOD2100, FOOD2192, FOOD2196.
- Nutrition focused: FOOD2151, FOOD2160, FOOD2165, FOOD2201, FOOD2260, FOOD2700.

FOOD2032Biochemistry Controlling Nutrients and Sensory Properties20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FOOD2046Food Processing: From Farm to Shop10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD2100Food Colloids: Formulation of Creamy, Fatty and Bubbly Foods20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FOOD2140Food Analysis10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD2151Food Allergy and Food Intolerance10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD2160Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FOOD2165Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD2192Introduction to Food Product Development10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD2196Food Quality Assurance10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD2201Nutritional Issues in the Life Cycle20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD2215Principles of Research: Diet in Populations10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD2260Physiology II - Integration Between Physiology and Nutrition10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD2700Energy Metabolism and Cardiometabolic Diseases10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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

MATHEMATICS

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

MATH2080Further Linear Algebra10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2365Vector Calculus15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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

MATH2375Linear Differential Equations and Transforms15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2700Probability and Statistics for Scientists15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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

MATH2017Real Analysis15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2041Logic10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2042Logic with Computation15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2051Geometry of Curves and Surfaces10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2230Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2231Discrete Mathematics with Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2601Numerical Analysis with Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2625Fluid Dynamics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2640Introduction to Optimisation10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2650Calculus of Variations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2735Statistical Modelling10 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2800Mathematics into Schools10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

In order to enrol for MATH2800 (Mathematics into Schools), you must contact the School of Mathematics by a specific deadline (check the Module Catalogue for more information). Students taking MATH2800 must take this in addition to 40 credits of maths modules. The module is mutually exclusive with CHEM3437 (Literature-Based Project Work), CHEM3666 (Chemistry into Schools) and PHYS3605 (Physics in Schools).

Please note that some level 2 modules are inactive for 2021/22; see the online catalogue for further details.

PHYSICS

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

PHYS2003Experimental Physics (For NatSci & Joint Honours)10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students must study one of the following semester 1 modules:

PHYS2300Physics 3- Fields and Energy25 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS2350Electromagnetism (Joint Honours)15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Students must study one of the following semester 2 modules:

PHYS2311Physics 4- Quantum Phenomena25 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS2360Quantum Mechanics (Joint Honours)15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Note that PHYS2350 and PHYS2360 are shortened versions of PHYS2300 and PHYS2311 respectively.

If mathematics is not chosen as the second subject alongside physics, the following module must be taken:

PHYS2370Maths 3- Matrices and Operators10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Students not taking mathematics may also take the following module:

PHYS2380Maths 4- Transforms and Partial Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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 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.

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.


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 combination between these extremes). You should take into consideration what modules you intend to take in year 4 when making your choices for year 3 to ensure that you achieve the necessary prerequisites.

All MNatSc students must study exactly one of the following practical or research modules in year 3: BIOL3397, BLGY3021, CHEM3720, SOEE3790, FOOD3140, MATH3001, PHYS3004, .

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 these modules should all be at level 3.

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

Progression into year 4 of the MNatSc programme is dependent on passing at least 100 level 3 credits and achieving an average of 60% or higher. Exceptions to this will only be at the discretion of the Progression and Classification Board. Students failing to progress to year 4 of the MNatSc will be transferred to the BSc programme.

ALL PATHWAYS

All students with the appropriate prerequisites may take the following module:

NATS3200Machine learning approaches to scientific data analysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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:

BIOC3111Advanced Topics in Biochemistry I20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BIOL3112Advanced Topics for Biological Sciences 120 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

A maximum of 20 credits from:

BIOC3221Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BIOL3210Advanced Topics for Biological Sciences 220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

A maximum of 20 credits from:

BIOC3231Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 320 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BIOL3211Advanced Topics for Biological Sciences 320 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students studying more than 60 credits of biochemistry must also take the following research project module:

BIOL3397Biotechnology Research Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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

BIOLOGY

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

BLGY3109Applied Genetics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY3122Social Insect Biology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY3133Advanced Topics in Ecology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY3135Advanced Topics in Behaviour: from sex to death20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY3152Advanced Topics in Human Genetics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY3173Plant Growth, Resources and Food Security20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY3224Advanced Topics in Animal Science20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY3245Advanced Topics in Evolution20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY3246Evolution and Population Genetics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY3247Advanced Topics in Conservation Science20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY3255Plant Development: Making a plant in theory and practice20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students studying more than 60 credits of biology must also take the following research project module:

BLGY3021Research Project20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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

CHEMISTRY

Students 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:

CHEM2111Structure and Synthesis of Materials10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM2121Organic Chemistry: Conformation, Configuration & Reactivity10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM2131Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM2211Organometallic Compounds and their Applications10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM2215Introduction to Drug Design10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM2221Organic Chemistry: Introduction to Pericyclic, Heterocyclic and Bioorganic Chemistry10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM2231Quantum Mechanics and Bonding10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM2291Analytical and Applied Chemistry10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3126Strategy, Methods and Reaction Technology for Organic Synthesis10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM3136Energy, Molecules and Chemical Change10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM3146Medicinal Chemistry10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM3185Atmospheric Chemistry10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM3211Properties and Applications of Materials10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM3216Advanced Organometallics and Catalysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3226Process chemistry and reactive intermediates in synthesis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3281Topics in Fundamental and Theoretical Chemistry (10cr)10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3282Topics in Fundamental and Theoretical Chemistry (20cr)20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3283Topics in Fundamental Chemistry10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3291Topics in Interdisciplinary and Applied Chemistry (10cr)10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3292Topics in Interdisciplinary and Applied Chemistry (20cr)20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students cannot take both PHYS3441 and CHEM3136.

-Students may only take one of the following three modules as they are different variants of selecting from the same group of topics: CHEM3283, CHEM3282, CHEM3281.
-Students may only take one of the following two modules as they are different variants of selecting from the same group of topics: CHEM3292, CHEM3291.

Students taking more than 60 credits of chemistry or planning to take their final year project in chemistry must take:

CHEM3720Laboratory Work 2M20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Students taking 50 or more credits of chemistry may select one of the following modules:

CHEM3437Literature-based Project Work10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CHEM3621Ethical Issues in Chemistry10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CHEM3666Chemistry into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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. Students studying 60 or more credits of Environmental Science are required to take SOEE3790, unless taking a practical/project module in their other subject.

SOEE2092Meteorology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE2110Introductory Oceanography10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE2160Climate Change: Science and Impacts10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE2205Contaminated Environments20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE2210Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE2481Atmospheric Pollution from Local to Global Scales10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE2630Fundamentals of Geophysics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE2650GIS for Geoscientists10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE2690Managing Biodiversity10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3110Earth System Science: Biogeochemical Cycles10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE3151Dynamics of Weather Systems10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE3190Earth Observations from Space10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3282Groundwater10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3410Atmosphere and Ocean Climate Change Processes10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE3431Atmospheric Pollution: Causes, Impact and Regulation10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3515Ice in the Earth System10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE3535Atmospheric Physics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3610Oceanography in the Earth System10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE3700Practical Weather Forecasting10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3760Terrestrial Biosphere in the Earth System10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3790Advanced Environmental Science Field and Research Skills20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

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

Students choosing SOEE3410, SOEE3431 or SOEE3700 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.
Students choosing SOEE3790 will not be allowed to study SOEE5090M at Level 5.

Students taking more than 50 credits of Environmental Science may also choose the following optional module:

SOEE3630Strategic Energy Issues10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION:

Students taking food science and nutrition will be required to study 40-80 credits from the following modules):

The modules are categorised as follows to help you with your choice but you can choose a mix from any category:
- Food Science and Nutrition focused: FOOD3060*, FOOD3132, FOOD3140**, FOOD3330.
- Food Science focused: FOOD3010#, FOOD3011, FOOD3031##, FOOD3041##, FOOD3100
- Nutrition focused: FOOD3071, FOOD3340, FOOD3381, FOOD3391.

FOOD3010Food Processing: From Farm to Shop10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD3011Innovation and Design Principles for Foods10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD3031Functionality and Interactions of Components in Food Products10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD3041How Ingredients Interact in Foods20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD3060Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FOOD3071Diet and Cardiovascular Health10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD3100Biotechnology: Traditional and Leading Edge10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD3132Food Science and Nutrition Research: Recent Revelations and Disputes10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FOOD3140Critical Appraisal of Scientific Literature20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FOOD3330Functional Foods10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD3340Food and Cancer10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD3381Nutrition Policy and Public Health20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD3391Obesity and Personalised Nutrition in the 21st Century10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

#Students who have taken FOOD2046 cannot take FOOD3010.
##Students may only choose FOOD3031 or FOOD3041, both cannot be taken.
*Students may only choose FOOD3060 or FOOD3140, both cannot be taken.
**FOOD3140 is compulsory for MNatSc students doing 60 credits or more in Food,

For students taking more than 60 credits in Food the following option is also available:

FOOD3371Food Product Development - Team Project30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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.

MATH2017Real Analysis15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2041Logic10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2042Logic with Computation15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2051Geometry of Curves and Surfaces10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2230Discrete Mathematics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2231Discrete Mathematics with Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2375Linear Differential Equations and Transforms15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2391Nonlinear Differential Equations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2600Numerical Analysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2601Numerical Analysis with Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2625Fluid Dynamics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2640Introduction to Optimisation10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2650Calculus of Variations10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2715Statistical Methods10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH2735Statistical Modelling10 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH2750Introduction to Markov Processes10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2775Survival Analysis10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH2800Mathematics into Schools10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MATH3001Project in Mathematics20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MATH3017Calculus in the Complex Plane15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3033Graph Theory15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3104Proof and Computation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3113Differential Geometry15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3120Models and Sets15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3143Combinatorics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3355Hamiltonian Systems15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3365Mathematical Methods15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3374Linear and Non-Linear Waves15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3375Hydrodynamic Stability15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3385Quantum Mechanics15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3397Nonlinear Dynamics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3414Analytic Solutions of Partial Differential Equations15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3424Introduction to Entropy in the Physical World15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3459Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3475Modern Numerical Methods15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH3476Numerical Methods15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3565Mathematical Biology15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH3567Evolutionary Modelling15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3620Fluid Dynamics 215 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Please note that some level 2 modules are inactive for 2021/22 and some level 3 maths modules are only offered in alternate years; see the online catalogue for further details.

In order to enrol for MATH2800 (Mathematics into Schools), you must contact the School of Mathematics by a specific deadline (check the Module Catalogue for more information). Students taking MATH2800 must take this in addition to 40 credits of maths modules. The module is mutually exclusive with CHEM3437 (Literature-Based Project Work), CHEM3666 (Chemistry into Schools) and PHYS3605 (Physics in Schools).

Students may take at most 20 credits of 'M' level mathematics modules at level 3. If you are interested in this option please see the Programme Manager. If you decide to enrol on 'M' level modules in level 3 you will need to contact the Chemistry Taught Student Office to enrol on the modules concerned as these modules will not appear in the level 3 options list. It must be noted that there is no advantage to be gained in terms of year averages from doing this. All students must study at least 120 credits of 'M' level modules in years 3 and 4 combined for the award of MNatSc.

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 (further advanced statistics modules are available at level 5):

MATH3723Statistical Theory15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3823Generalised Linear Models10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH3860Introduction to Clinical Trials15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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

PHYS3011Cosmology15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS3190Molecular Simulation: Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE3151Dynamics of Weather Systems10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE3250Inverse Theory10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

PHYS3011 is a near equivalent to MATH3532 Relativity and Cosmology.
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:

PHYS3011Cosmology15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS3181Group Industrial Project15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PHYS3190Molecular Simulation: Theory and Practice15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS3281Star and Planet Formation15 credits1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS3383Advanced Quantum Physics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS3390Quantum Photonics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS3394Quantum Matter15 credits1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS3422Magnetism in Condensed Matter15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS3441Statistical Mechanics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS3511Advanced Mechanics15 credits1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS3523Bionanophysics15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS3543Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS3605Physics in Schools15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Please note that PHYS3281, PHYS3394 and PHYS3511 are currently listed twice on the online catalogue; please ensure that you select the version that states semester 1 or semester 2 when completing your module enrolment.

Students cannot take both PHYS3441 and CHEM3136.

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 CHEM3615, 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 PHYS2311 as essential condensed matter concepts for these modules are not covered in the shorter PHYS2360 variant.

Students studying 60 or more credits of physics will be required to study the following module, unless taking a practical/project module in their other subject:

PHYS3004Advanced Techniques in Physics (Joint Honours)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

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 not taking Physics as one of their two main subjects can apply to take the following module as part of their Discovery credits:

PHYS3181 Group Industrial Project, 15 credits, Semester 1&2

This module 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/interdisciplinary in nature making them appropriate for students with disciplinary expertise outside of physics as part of these teams. This strongly aligns with the interdisciplinary ethos of the Natural Sciences course. (Students taking Physics as one of their two subjects must take this module as part of their Physics credits).

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

Students may take up to 20 credits of Discovery modules.


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

To be eligible for a classified MNatSc,BSc honours degree, students must satisfy the following criteria:
- In year 4: Pass at least 100 M-level credits, including any modules required for award, together with a classification average of at least 50%.
- Overall: Pass a total of at least 400 credits, with at least 300 credits at level 2 or above, and at least 200 credits at level 3 or above.

Students must take 120 or 125 credits of M-level modules in year 4, including one project module.

Students will study two subjects, with a minimum of 20 credits in each, taking the project in the major subject, and no project in the minor subject.

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

Optional modules:

PROJECT MODULE

All students must study one of the following research modules in their major subject:

BIOL5390MBioscience MSc Research Project60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CHEM5440MLaboratory-based Project Work 4M40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CHEM5460MLaboratory-based Project Work 6M60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FOOD5071MResearch Project60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MATH5004MAssignment in Mathematics (40cr)40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
NATS5400MInterdisciplinary Research Project60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PHYS5014MResearch Project60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SOEE5400MEnvironmental Research Project45 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Students taking biochemistry or biology as their major subject, if they do not take NATS5400M, will choose BIOL5390M.

BIOCHEMISTRY

Students taking biochemistry will be required to study 20-40 credits from the M-level modules:

BIOL5112MBioimaging10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BIOL5152MTopics in Plant Science10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BIOL5171MInfectious & Non-infectious Diseases10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BIOL5172MPractical Bioinformatics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BIOL5178MHigh-Throughput Technologies15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BIOL5251MPlant Biotechnology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BIOL5276MMedical Diagnostics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BIOL5296MTreatment of Infectious Disease and Cancer10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BIOL5372MAdvanced Biomolecular Technologies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

BIOLOGY

Students taking biology will be required to study 20-45 credits from the following M-level modules:

BIOL5112MBioimaging10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BIOL5152MTopics in Plant Science10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BIOL5171MInfectious & Non-infectious Diseases10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BIOL5172MPractical Bioinformatics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BIOL5178MHigh-Throughput Technologies15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BIOL5251MPlant Biotechnology10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BIOL5276MMedical Diagnostics10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BIOL5296MTreatment of Infectious Disease and Cancer10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BIOL5372MAdvanced Biomolecular Technologies20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
BLGY5102MCommunity Ecology15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5104MConservation Genetics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
BLGY5112MAdvanced Statistics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5117MIntroduction to GIS Skills for Ecologists10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
BLGY5118MPopulation Dynamics10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

CHEMISTRY

Students taking chemistry will be required to study 20-40 credits from the following optional modules:

CHEM5604MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (40 Credit)40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CHEM5605MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (30 Credit)30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
CHEM5606MAdvanced Topics in Chemistry (20 Credit)20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE:

Students taking environmental science will be required to study 15-45 credits from the following modules:

SOEE5232MBiogeochemical Cycles of the Earth System15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SOEE5515MIce in the Earth System15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SOEE5617MOceanography in the Earth System15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
SOEE5656MPast Global Environmental Systems15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE5685MWeather, Climate and Air Quality30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
SOEE5970MTerrestrial Biosphere in the Earth System15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students will be required to study the following fieldwork module if they have not taken SOEE3790 at Level 3:

SOEE5090MAdvanced Environmental Science Field and Research Skills15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Students may not choose SOEE5090M if they studied SOEE3790 at Level 3.
Students may not choose SOEE5232M if they studied SOEE3110 at Level 3.
Students may not choose SOEE5515M if they studied SOEE3515 at Level 3.
Students may not choose SOEE5617M if they studied SOEE3610 at Level 3.
Students may not choose SOEE5685M if they studied SOEE3410, SOEE3431 or SOEE3700 at Level 3.
Students may not choose SOEE5970M if they studied SOEE3760 at Level 3.

FOOD SCIENCE AND NUTRITION

Students taking food science and nutrition will be required to study 20-40 credits from the following optional modules:

The modules are categorised as follows to help you with your choice but you can choose a mix from any category:
- Food Science and Nutrition focused: FOOD5132M*, FOOD5196M, FOOD5207M, FOOD5236M*, FOOD5242M*, FOOD5270M*, FOOD5280M*.
- Food Science focused: FOOD5011M*, FOOD5031M*, FOOD5115M*, FOOD5125M*, FOOD5472M, FOOD5481M*,
- Nutrition focused: FOOD5147M*, FOOD5340M*, FOOD5410M*, FOOD5426M*, FOOD5511M*, FOOD5515M*, FOOD5700M*.

FOOD5011MInnovation and Design Principles for Foods10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD5031MFunctionality and Interactions of Components in Food Products10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD5115MColloid and Dairy Science10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD5125MFood Biotechnology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD5132MFood Science and Nutrition Research: Recent Revelations and Disputes10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FOOD5147MDiet and Cardiovascular Health10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD5196MImpacts of Food Processing on Nutritional Quality10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD5207MFood Diagnostics and Next- Generation Biosensors10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD5236MFood Allergy and Food Intolerance10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD5242MNutrient & Food Biochemical Structure and Function20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FOOD5270MFood Analysis10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD5280MFunctional Foods10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD5340MFood and Cancer10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD5410MNutrition: Policy and Practice20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD5426MObesity and Personalised Nutrition in the 21st Century10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD5472MSensory Science20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
FOOD5481MFood Quality Assurance and Control10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD5511MApplied Nutritional Epidemiology10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
FOOD5515MNutrition Through the Lifecourse20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
FOOD5700MEnergy Metabolism and Cardiometabolic Diseases10 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

*Modules are mutually exclusive with level 2 and 3 modules as follows:
Students may not choose FOOD5011M if they studied FOOD3011 at Level 3.
Students may not choose FOOD5031M if they studied FOOD3031/FOOD3041 at Level 3.
Students may not choose FOOD5115M if they studied FOOD2100 at Level 2.
Students may not choose FOOD5125M if they studied FOOD3100 at Level 3.
Students may not choose FOOD5132M if they studied FOOD3132 at Level 3.
Students may not choose FOOD5147M if they studied FOOD3071 at Level 3.
Students may not choose FOOD5236M if they studied FOOD2151 at Level 2.
Students may not choose FOOD5242M if they studied FOOD2032 at Level 2.
Students may not choose FOOD5270M if they studied FOOD2140 at Level 2.
Students may not choose FOOD5280M if they studied FOOD3330 at Level 3.
Students may not choose FOOD5340M if they studied FOOD3340 at Level 3.
Students may not choose FOOD5410M if they studied FOOD3381 at Level 3.
Students may not choose FOOD5426M if they studied FOOD3391 at Level 3.
Students may not choose FOOD5481M if they studied FOOD2196 at Level 2.
Students may not choose FOOD5511M if they studied FOOD2215 at Level 2.
Students may not choose FOOD5515M if they studied FOOD2201 at Level 2.
Students may not choose FOOD5700M if they studied FOOD2700 at Level 2.

MATHEMATICS

Students taking mathematics will be required to study a minimum of 20 credits from the following optional modules:

MATH5104MAdvanced Proof and Computation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH5113MAdvanced Differential Geometry20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH5120MAdvanced Models and Sets20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH5153MAdvanced Coding Theory20 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH5356MAdvanced Hamiltonian Systems20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH5366MAdvanced Mathematical Methods20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH5373MAdvanced Linear and Nonlinear Waves20 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH5376MAdvanced Hydrodynamic Stability20 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH5386MAdvanced Quantum Mechanics20 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH5398MAdvanced Nonlinear Dynamics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH5424MAdvanced Entropy in the Physical World20 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH5459MAdvanced Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH5476MAdvanced Modern Numerical Methods20 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH5566MAdvanced Mathematical Biology20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH5567MAdvanced Evolutionary Modelling20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH5714MLinear Regression, Robustness and Smoothing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH5772MMultivariate and Cluster Analysis15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH5802MTime Series and Spectral Analysis15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MATH5820MBayesian Statistics and Causality15 creditsNot running in 202122
MATH5824MGeneralised Linear and Additive Models15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MATH5880MStatistics and DNA15 creditsNot running in 202122

Please note that some M-Level modules are only offered in alternate years.

MATH57**M and MATH58**M are statistics modules with a prerequisite of MATH2715 or MATH2735.

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

PHYS5380MQuantum Field Theory15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)
PHYS5390MGeneral Relativity15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
SOEE5675MInverse Theory10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Please note that PHYS5380M is currently listed twice on the online catalogue; please ensure that you select the version that states semester 1 when completing your module enrolment.

PHYS5380M is suitable for students who have taken MATH3385/MATH5386M.
PHYS5390M is suitable for students who have taken MATH3532.
SOEE5675M has links to applied mathematics and statistics.

PHYSICS

Students taking physics will be required to study 30-45 credits from the following optional modules:

PHYS5016MSoft Matter Physics: Liquid Crystals15 credits1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS5017MQuantum Many-Body Physics15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS5100MWinds, Bubbles and Explosions15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS5117MAdvanced Bionanophysics Research15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
PHYS5300MSuperconductivity15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
PHYS5342MSoft Matter Physics: Polymers, Colloids and Glasses15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS5380MQuantum Field Theory15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)
PHYS5390MGeneral Relativity15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
PHYS5411MQuantum Information Science and Technology15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)
PHYS5431MCurrent Research Topics in Physics15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun), 1 Jan to 31 Jan (13mth)
PHYS5530MPhysics of Biological Systems15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Please note that PHYS5016M, PHYS5380M, PHYS5411M and PHYS5431M are currently listed twice on the online catalogue; please ensure that you select the version that states semester 1 or semester 2 when completing your module enrolment.

Discovery modules:

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