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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.

Discover your degree

What is Natural Sciences?

A Natural Sciences degree gives you a unique opportunity to mix scientific subjects to form your own hand-picked degree. If you are interested in more than one science subject or are interested in where traditional disciplines overlap, Natural Sciences is the choice for you.

You can choose 3 subjects - only two of which have to be a science - to study. As you progress into your second year, you can decide to keep studying all three or to focus on the subjects that fascinate you the most.

Our Natural Sciences degree is designed to challenge the brightest students who are prepared to apply themselves across multiple disciplines. The rewards for your effort are a huge range of career choices, and the knowledge, skills and mindset to pursue a successful career.

How does it work?

Our students explain how the Natural Sciences degree scheme works. Natural Sciences allows you to pick and choose modules from up to 3 areas of science, known as Pathways.

Find out more about how the course works

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Choose from our Pathways

You can choose what to study from the 10 disciplines below. Click on each discipline to see the list of Pathways and the mandatory and optional modules contained within each Pathway.

Study Options

There are 5 degree schemes offering you a wide variety of study options. You can choose from a Bachelors degree, integrated Masters degree, Study Abroad or Placement Year options. For more information on Study Abroad click here.

Meet our Students


"Lancaster University has a real community feel and everything you need access to is right on your doorstep. You can also escape from your studies by going on the woodland walk and exploring nature, as the campus is surrounded by countryside."


"There's loads of support course-wise if you ever feel like you're struggling with coursework or with exams. Meeting with academic advisors is really useful. It's just a nice support network as it is tailored to your degree."


"The flexibility of the degree is what I loved because not every university offers that level of control over your choices. In the second and third year, I chose only the modules I wanted to do, and that was fantastic because it really made me feel enthused."