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APPLYING TO SCIENCE

Undergraduate


Degrees & Majors

Overview

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc):

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree provides an opportunity to acquire specific knowledge and skills in an area of science. Curricula are designed to provide adequate foundations and depth in the chosen specialization, but also to attain generic skills such as numeracy, problem solving, and computer and communication skills which are necessary to function as a graduate. The BSc degree is offered in one of twenty one majors. Please see the faculty handbook for rules for the Bachelor degree curricula in the Faculty of Science.

What are the Majors?

The Majors on offer in the Science Faculty are as follows:

  • Applied Biology,
  • Applied Mathematics,
  • Archaeology,
  • Astrophysics,
  • Biochemistry,
  • Business Computing,
  • Chemistry,
  • Computer Engineering,
  • Computer Games Development,
  • Computer Science,
  • Ecology and Evolution,
  • Environmental and Geographical Science,
  • Genetics,
  • Geology,
  • Human Physiology,
  • Marine Biology,
  • Mathematics,
  • Mathematical Statistics,
  • Microbiology,
  • Ocean and Atmosphere Science and
  • Physics
  • These electives can be taken from other faculties.

    Make the right learning choices

    Studies in the mathematical and scientific disciplines are challenging, and the pace of learning differs dramatically from high school. No-one likes to fail, and our experience shows that achieving success requires each student to choose the right courses and the right course load in each year - so that sufficient time is available to understand and master the material. From 2013 the Science Faculty will introduce an innovative plan where students will choose an initial selection of courses and will then be assessed and guided over the first 6 weeks to agree on the best plan for their degree. Some will be advised, in consultation with Student Advisers, to take a curriculum which will lead to a BSc in 3 years, while others will be advised to spread their load over 4 years. It is a case of planning for success!

    Degree: Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc Hons, SH001):

    Specialisations: Applied Mathematics; Archaeology; Archaeology and Environmental Science; Astrophysics and Space Science; Atmospheric Science; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Computer Science; Environmental & Geographical Science; Geochemistry; Geology; Information Technology; Marine Biology; Mathematics; Mathematics of Computer Science; Mathematical Statistics; Molecular and Cell Biology; Ocean & Atmosphere Science; Physics; Statistical Sciences for Actuaries.

    Masters Degree (by dissertation) (MSc, SM001):

    Specialisations: Applied Mathematics; Archaeology; Astronomy; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Computer Science; Environmental & Geographical Science; Geochemistry; Geology; Mathematical Statistics; Mathematics; Molecular and Cell Biology;Ocean & Atmospheric Science; Operational Research; Physical Oceanography; Theoretical Physics; Tertiary Chemistry Education; Tertiary Physics Education.

    Masters Degree (by coursework and dissertation) (MSc, SM004)

    Specialisations: Applied Marine Science; Astrophysics and Space Science; Computer Science; Conservation Biology; Environmental and Geographical Science; Information Technology; Ocean & ; Climate Dynamics; Statistical Sciences.

    Master of Philosophy (by coursework and dissertation) (MPhil, SM005)

    Specialisations: Climate Change & Sustainable Development; Environment,Society & Sustainability; Information Technology; Ocean & Climate Dynamics.

    Doctoral Degrees: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (SD001)

    Specialisations: Applied Mathematics; Archaeology; Astronomy; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Computer Science; Environmental & Geographical Science; Geochemistry; Geology; Mathematics; Molecular and Cell Biology; Physical Oceanography; Physics; Statistical Sciences.

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    Downloads

    Science Faculty Handbook (2014)

    Undergraduate brochure(2013)

    Overview of Options in Science