School of Science

Study with us

Top 5 in the UK for Chemistry

Ranked 4th in The Guardian University Guide 2019

Ranked 2nd in the UK for Materials

The Guardian University Guide 2019 (Engineering: Materials and Minerals subject area)

Top 5 for Geography in the Guardian University Guide

Ranked 4th for Geography and Environmental Studies in the 2019 league table

Highly ranked in the National Student Survey

91% overall student satisfaction in Physics & Astronomy in the National Student Survey 2018

Ranked 7th in the UK for Mathematics

The Guardian University Guide 2019

Top 20 for Anatomy and Physiology

New laboratory suite for biosciences in the University's £17million STEMLab

Natural Sciences at Loughborough University

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.

Designed to give students the flexibility to tailor their studies to their passions and aspirations, our Natural Sciences BSc/MSci course draws on the University’s expertise in bioscience, chemistry, geography, materials, mathematics and physics 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 study.

Study with us because

  • Highly-rated across a range of disciplines 

    2nd in the UK for Materials (The Guardian 2020), 8th for overall satisfaction in Chemistry (NSS 2020)

  • Outstanding facilities and learning resources 

    Including the University's £17million STEMLab boasting state-of-the-art facilities across engineering and the sciences, plus outstanding facilities for IT, CAD, materials selection and process simulation applications, a campus observatory, and the latest technology and lab facilities for geographical research

  • Placement year and study abroad options 

    Available on all our courses

  • Accreditation 

    We are involved in the development of the Natural Science Society and are aiming to align with accreditation when that is possible