Your Course

Designed to exploit the flexibility of Lancaster's modular courses, build your own degree based on three key subjects.

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 the 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.

Keeping your options open

A particularly attractive feature of Lancaster's Natural Sciences degree scheme is that at the end of the first year there are several possible options still available:

  • Carry on with your original three subjects
  • Drop one of your original subjects and continue with a two-subject degree
  • Depending on the modules you have chosen, you can transfer out of Natural Sciences into the second year of a single honours course

Many of our students have been applicants who did not want to commit themselves to a single subject and have found this breathing space invaluable in ensuring that they are studying the best degree, with the best combination of subjects for their particular talents and interests.