• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Study diverse sciences on a rigorous and stimulating Single Honours course. The Natural Sciences programme from Keele University offers much more than studying core sciences in parallel - it's about how you genuinely combine sciences in transdisciplinary approaches and how to develop your abilities to apply sciences to new situations and real world scenarios.
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Natural Sciences allows you to study a broad range of disciplines within a Single Honours programme. The integrated Master's degree (MSci) from Keele University award is available only to students who choose one of the following four core disciplines: Chemistry, Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Geology. When taking one of these four core disciplines you are able to switch between the BSc and MSci routes before your third year of study.

You choose one core discipline as a named route, accounting for half of your learning, that ensures you have a solid grounding in an established discipline. The remaining half of your learning is through an even mix of programme-specific interdisciplinary modules that cover the full range of disciplines offered by the programme and your own choice of elective modules that allows you to mix and match different subjects.

The programme-specific interdisciplinary sessions include shared learning with interdisciplinary Liberal Arts students to enable you to apply Natural Sciences effectively within the wider society in which we live and work. Each of the core disciplines offers modules from their programmes to Natural Sciences students as electives, giving you the opportunity to study any of the disciplines we cover (subject to timetabling restrictions and progression requirements).

At the end of your first year, there is flexibility to transfer between certain core discipline routes. You are also able to move over to a Single Honours degree in your core discipline if you decide you want to fully focus on that one discipline. Depending on the modules you have taken as electives, you may also be able to transfer onto a Combined Honours programme.


96% of Keele graduates were in a job or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE)

A degree in Natural Sciences from Keele will open up a huge range of careers (not just in the sciences) as well as opportunities for higher study. Keele enjoys high rates of graduate employment, achieving 96% graduate employability in 2017 in the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey. Employers value natural sciences graduates because of the breadth of their understanding and their independent and creative approach to problem Solving. 

You’ll also have an excellent set of transferable skills, in areas such as communication, teamwork and the ability to assimilate and use information quickly and effectively.

The four year MSci degree is ideally suited for those wanting to pursue a career in academic or commercial research. Keele has a long history of interdisciplinary research, teaching and learning, and a founding commitment to the development of graduates with the skills to address complex problems in changing workplaces.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Chemistry and Reactions (Natural Sciences)
  • Spectroscopy and Analysis
  • Physical and Structural Chemistry
  • Molecular Chemistry and Reactions (Natural Sciences)
  • Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Palaeoclimate and Quaternary Studies 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements


  • A Level requirement BBB/ABC
  • Including 2 Science A Levels. Science subjects could include Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Maths or Physics. 
  • Maths at B (or 6) 
  • English at C (or 4)
  • BTEC requirements DDM
  • You must have taken sufficient Science units, please contact us for advice
  • 32 points to include 2 Higher level Science subjects at 6 or above. Science subjects could include Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Maths or Physics. 
  • Please note Core Sciences also have specific Science subject requirements e.g. Chemistry will require Higher Level Chemistry.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Keele

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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