Designed to give students the flexibility to tailor their studies to their passions and career goals, Natural Sciences draws on the University's expertise in chemistry, biosciences, physics, mathematics, materials and geography to deliver a broad-based combined honours degree consisting of pathways from a range of life and physical sciences, as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary studies.
Why choose Loughborough?
Today Loughborough University is one of the UK’s leading centres of excellence for teaching and research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) – with a proven track record in supplying industry with high-calibre, highly motivated graduates. The breadth of our expertise enables us to offer this exciting Natural Sciences programme with multiple pathways. Here are some more reasons to choose Loughborough...
We are one the founding members of the Society for Natural Sciences and have aligned our course for accreditation as soon as possible.
You will have access to a range of exceptional facilities including the University's £17m STEMLab, boasting state-of-the-art facilities across engineering and the sciences, plus outstanding resources for IT, CAD, materials selection and process simulation applications, a campus observatory, the latest technology and lab facilities for geographical research, computer labs, dedicated resources for mathematics, and the one-to-one support available from the Mathematics Learning Support Centre. Take a look at some highlights below...
We're highly rated across a range of disciplines
Loughborough University is a Top 5 UK university ranked 2nd in the UK for Materials (The Guardian 2020), 12th in the UK for Chemistry (The Guardian 2020), 12th in the UK for Mathematics (The Guardian 2020), Top 15 in the UK for Biosciences (The Guardian 2020), Top 15 in the UK for Physics (The Guardian 2020) and Top 10 in the UK for graduate prospectus in Geography (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).
Employability-boosting placement opportunities
Natural Sciences carries the option to undertake a year-long professional placement gaining hands-on work experience and applying your knowledge in a real role with real responsibilies. A year spent applying your learning in an industrial, commercial or research context gives you valuable experience and could even introduce you to your future employer!
Exciting career opportunities
Employers are increasingly looking for graduates with expertise in multiple science subjects. A degree in Natural Sciences can prepare you well for a variety of different career paths. Natural Sciences graduates will be equipped with knowledge, practical laboratory experience and professional, transferable skills that will prepare them for careers in areas such as scientific research and analysis, health, medicine, and environmental consultancy. As this course was new for 2018 there are no direct graduates just yet. However, graduate destinations from similar subject areas include: GlaxoSmithKline, 3M, Fujitsu UK, Lubrizol, Pirelli, Unilever, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Argos, Barrier Energy, BUPA, Key Forensic Services Ltd, Home Office, National Nuclear Laboratory, Nova Nordish, Shell Global Solutions, Lyons Seafoods Ltd and Havas Life Medicom.