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Natural Sciences

Love science? We let you build your own modular degree from the best of Lancaster's science and technology courses.


Choose your own modular degree from over 100 degree programmes.

Lancaster University is the University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018


97% of our students go on to work or further study within 6 months of graduation.

Your hand-picked science degree

The Natural Sciences programme is designed to exploit the flexibility of Lancaster's modular courses. It is built upon our nationally recognised teaching excellence and our international research reputation.

As a Natural Sciences student at Lancaster, you will study three subjects in your first year, two of which must be science-based. Your choice of a third subject is up to you - either science or non-science. After this broad-based first year, you will specialise in particular areas within each discipline, allowing you to study where your interests really lie.

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Award-winning success

Lancaster is proud to be The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2018. We have also recently received a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold standard for our excellent teaching.

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Study Pathways

Choose from modules in our core subjects to create your own bespoke degree.

What is Natural Sciences?

For those with an interest in more than one scientific subject, a Natural Sciences degree provides a unique opportunity. Its modular structure gives you the flexibility to shape your degree to suit your own interests and career aspirations.

With the choice of studying up to three different subjects throughout the whole of the degree programme, you can keep your interests open or choose to specialise as you progress. Either way, our Natural Sciences degree is designed to challenge the brightest students who are highly motivated and prepared to apply themselves across multiple boundaries.

A Natural Sciences degree opens up a wide choice of career options. Our graduates develop skills in lateral thinking, independent reasoning, evaluation and interpretation, problem-solving in an analytical and logical way, numeracy, IT and project management. These much sought after skills provide opportunities in science-based industries as well as management, consultancy, marketing and education.

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Where will your Study Abroad course take you?

Study Abroad

Broaden your horizons by spending a year studying in North America, Australia or New Zealand. Your studies abroad count towards your final degree classification and so you take modules which fit into Lancaster’s scheme of study. Learn more

Who is Natural Sciences for?

This degree will allow you to see the connections between different science and technology courses. It will show employers that you have the ability to think laterally and utilise information and ideas from a range of different disciplines. It will also make you attractive to employers, as they will see that you have skills and knowledge gained from a variety of science courses rather than just one.

Mastering up to three different science subjects to degree standard is challenging but highly rewarding. It will give you the opportunity to pursue your own interests freely while enjoying all the benefits that a degree from Lancaster University has to offer.

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