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.
Natural Sciences at 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.
Our Natural Sciences course offers students the chance to learn how to capitalise on the knowledge from multiple disciplines, with a focus on working and communicating across the sciences. These transferable skills are extremely relevant and needed more and more for tackling real-world challenges.
You will be taught by a range of academic staff from across the university, depending on the pathway you choose, acquiring knowledge and transferable skills from highly skilled staff who are experts in their field, active in interdisciplinary research and passionate about the subject they teach.
Links with industry
We are proud to have strong links with industry partners that strengthen the relevance of our teaching and research.
We highly encourage all our students to take advantage of the employability-enhancing ‘sandwich’ year of industrial training is available on all BSc and MPhys programme.
Our students gain sought-after transferable skills such as hands-on practical laboratory experience, problem-solving, communication, team working and project work, making them highly employable graduates.
As a student on our Natural Sciences degree, you will have access to a wide range of facilities across campus. Within our state-of-the-art STEMLab facility you will benefit from a suite of laboratories specifically for practical work in physical and natural sciences. The bio-laboratory will provide students with opportunities to gain applied experience with biological samples.
We are one the founding members of the Society for Natural Sciences and have aligned our course for accreditation as soon as possible.