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Natural Sciences

Teaching excellence

"As scientific research becomes increasingly interdisciplinary, I feel that scientists who can bridge the gap between different subjects are hugely important, and a degree in Natural Sciences reflects this perfectly."

Ayesha Tandon - MSci Natural Sciences, 2018

Natural Sciences at Exeter is a unique collaboration between staff and students who work together, across conventional boundaries. We use science to address some of the key challenges of the 21st century including climate change, new and sustainable materials, and disease. The interdisciplinary design of the subject allows our students to explore and study the world through multiple scientific lenses, enabling them to identify the intrinsic links between biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science. Our world-leading research is often at the interface of traditional subjects, such as mathematical biology, and requires creativity and fresh perspectives. Diversity, of ideas and people, is therefore at the heart of who we are and what we do.

Prof Geoffrey Nash – Director of Natural Sciences

Latest news

Natural Sciences student undertakes virtual internship

This summer, Matthew Ludwig, a second year Natural Sciences student, participated in the Young Scientist Program (YSP) with the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science (BMSIS) based in Washington.

Research brings scientists a step closer to harnessing viruses to fight antibiotic resistance

As antibiotics increasingly develop resistance, scientists have moved a step closer to harnessing viruses as an alternative form of therapy.

Natural Sciences students’ research published in prestigious journal

A collaborative research project by team of undergraduate students from the University of Exeter’s Natural Sciences department has been published in a prestigious academic journal. 

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